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
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.