Bill in Full:
HOUSE BILL No. 4871
May 30, 2007, Introduced by Reps. Miller, Bieda, Ebli, Condino, Wojno, Cushingberry and Vagnozzi and referred to the Committee on Agriculture.
A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled "The Michigan penal code," (MCL 750.1 to 750.568) by adding section 66.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 66. (1) As used in this section:
(a) "Bird" means any fowl grown for human consumption.
(b) "Force-feeding" means to deliver food by placing a tube or other device into the esophagus of a bird and includes any other feeding method designed to cause the ingestion of an amount of food by the bird that exceeds the amount that would be ingested voluntarily by a bird of that species.
(2) A person who engages in the force-feeding of a bird, or who directs an employee to engage in the force-feeding of a bird, is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000.00.
(3) A person who knowingly trades in, or offers to trade in, products derived from force-feeding a bird is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000.00 per day.