senate Bill S2039

Relates to permitting the use of peregrine falcons in falconry

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.562
  • 08 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 29 / Apr / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.393
  • 30 / Apr / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 05 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Summary

Directs the commissioner of DEC to remove peregrine falcons from the endangered species list and to promulgate regulations for their use in falconry.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S2039
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง11-1001, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S4842B

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BILL NUMBER:S2039

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to falconry

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Amends the definition of raptors to
include lawfully acquired Golden Eagles and Peregrine Falcons and their
progeny.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends subdivision 1 of section 11-1001 of the Environmental
Conservation Law to include lawfully acquired golden eagles, peregrine
falcons and their progeny within the definition of raptors for the
purpose of falconry.

Section 2: Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Current law prohibits the use of birds listed on the New
York State "endangered species" list or "threatened species" list from
being involved in the hunting practice of falconry. Currently, the Gold-
en Eagle and the Peregrine Falcon are on the New York State Endangered
Species list. However, neither species is listed on the Federal Endan-
gered Species List, and several states allow for their lawful acquisi-
tion. Thus, even though they may be lawfully acquired elsewhere and
brought into New York for use in falconry, these birds would be current-
ly ineligible for use in falconry in New York State.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.4842-B of 2012: Died in Senate Environ-
mental Conservation, Died in Assembly Environmental Conservation
S.4842-A of 2011: Died in Senate Environmental Conservation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  2039

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             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
  falconry

  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
section.
  (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.
                                                           LBD03628-01-3

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