senate Bill S4925

Prohibits the sale of carolina fanwort

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 29 / Apr / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 01 / Jun / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.920
  • 02 / Jun / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 18 / Jan / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.71
  • 19 / Jan / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 23 / Jan / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 24 / Jan / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 24 / Jan / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 24 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Summary

Prohibits the sale of carolina fanwort, which is scientifically known as cabomba caroliniana grey.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7341
Versions:
S4925
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง399-tt, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S3466, A7039
2007-2008: A9147

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4925

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the sale
of Carolina fanwort

PURPOSE:
Prohibits the sale of Carolina fanwort.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 - Prohibits the sale of Carolina fanwort, a weedy, invasive
plant which is known scientifically as cambomba caroliniana grey.

Section 2 - Establishes a punishment of not more than $1,000 for the
first offense and not more than $5,000 for a second offense.

JUSTIFICATION:
The Cambomba weed is an invasive plant which grows in slow moving or
stagnant water. This results in a lack of oxygen which can kill all
plant and animal life in this water due to no sunlight or oxygen.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-10: S.3466
2007-08: S.7678

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

    S. 4925                                                  A. 7341

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                             April 29, 2011
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed,  and  when  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Consumer
  Protection

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once  and  referred
  to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the
  sale of carolina fanwort

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
399-tt to read as follows:
  S 399-TT. SALE OF CAROLINA FANWORT PROHIBITED. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION, "CAROLINA FANWORT" MEANS A WEEDY OR INVASIVE PLANT AND IS KNOWN
SCIENTIFICALLY AS CABOMBA CAROLINIANA GREY.
  2. NO PERSON, CORPORATION, PARTNERSHIP OR  LIMITED  LIABILITY  COMPANY
SHALL KNOWINGLY SELL OR OFFER FOR SALE CAROLINA FANWORT.
  3.  A  VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE AN OFFENSE
PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS. A  VIOLATION
OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION AFTER HAVING BEEN PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED
OF SUCH AN OFFENSE WITHIN THE PREVIOUS FIVE YEARS SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY
A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11020-01-1

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