S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 9, 2013
Introduced by Sen. BONACIC -- 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
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 11-1001 of the environmental conservation law, as
added by chapter 825 of the laws of 1973, subdivision 1 as amended by
chapter 325 of the laws of 1989, is amended to read as follows:
S 11-1001. Definitions.
(1) "Raptors" means all species of the orders Strigiformes and Falco-
niformes and shall include but not be limited to falcons, hawks, owls
and eagles except the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetor) and bald eagle
(Haliaetus leucocephalus) and all birds listed as endangered or threat-
ened pursuant to section 11-0535 of this article. However, [properly
banded peregrine falcons which are the progeny of birds lawfully
acquired prior to 1978 are] LAWFULLY ACQUIRED GOLDEN EAGLES, PEREGRINE
FALCONS, AND THEIR PROGENY ARE raptors within the meaning of this
(2) "Falconry" means the sport of hunting by the use of trained
raptors and includes the training, feeding and handling of such birds
and their recapture after being released for hunting or training.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.