S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
S. 2324 A. 2439
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y
January 18, 2011
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental
IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and
referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to
prohibiting the taking of northern or lined seahorses for commercial
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
new section 13-0310 to read as follows:
S 13-0310. NORTHERN OR LINED SEAHORSES; PROHIBITED ACTS.
1. NO PERSON SHALL TAKE ANY NORTHERN OR LINED SEAHORSE (HIPPOCAMPUS
ERECTUS) FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.
2. THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY
TO THE TAKING OF SEAHORSES FOR SCIENTIFIC OR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PUBLIC OR NOT-FOR-PROFIT ZOOS AND AQUARI-
UMS, AS DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.