senate Bill S1255

Makes monk (Quaker) parakeets protected birds

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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  • 06 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Summary

Makes Monk (Quaker) parakeets, protected birds.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1718
Versions:
S1255
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง11-0103, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S4131A, A7688A

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BILL NUMBER:S1255

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental
conservation law, in relation to making
monk (Quaker) parakeets
protected birds

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill would protect Monk (Quaker) parakeets, enabling nest sites
to not be disturbed intentionally without permit should the nest site
be a matter of imminent threat to public safety.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
An amendment is made-to paragraph A of subdivision 5 of section
11-0103 of the Environmental conservation Law, as amended by chapter
47 of the laws of 1976, to read that Monk (Quaker) parakeets are to
be protected in New York state.

JUSTIFICATION:
Currently, wild Quaker parakeets (a/k/a Monk Parakeets, species
Myiopsitta monachus), are unprotected in New York state. As these
highly intelligent birds have resided in the New York city area for
some forty years, it is requested that they be placed in "protected"
status by amending the New York state Environmental Conservation
Laws. protected status allows for the removal of nest sites through
the issuance of permits.

Quaker parakeets are not harmful to the environment, have not
displaced and been a threat to any native species, and have not been
proven to cause damage to any public utilities. Although they are
considered pests by some because of the nature of their nest
building, they are often trapped and euthanized as pests by
exterminators.

In addition, since some of these wild birds may have been adopted as
pets and are thus domesticated, they shall be excluded as an illegal
species within their household.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-2010: S.4131 - Referred to Environmental Conservation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1255

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. ADDABBO, PERKINS -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Environmental
  Conservation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  making monk (Quaker) parakeets protected birds

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Paragraph  a  of  subdivision 5 of section 11-0103 of the
environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 47 of the laws  of
1976, is amended to read as follows:
  a.  "Unprotected  wild  birds" means the English sparrow and starling,
and also includes pigeons and psittacine birds, EXCEPT FOR MONK (QUAKER)
PARAKEETS, existing in a wild state, not domesticated.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01387-01-1

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