S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
February 10, 2014
Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
AN ACT establishing a moratorium on the department of environmental
conservation's plan to declare mute swans a "prohibited invasive
species"; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expira-
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Notwithstanding section 11-0325 of the environmental
conservation law, or any other law, rule, or regulation to the contrary,
a moratorium is imposed on the department of environmental conserva-
tion's plan to declare mute swans a "prohibited invasive species" and to
eliminate all of the 2,200 mute swans in the state by 2025. The depart-
ment of environmental conservation shall demonstrate the actual damage
to the environment or other species that have been caused by the mute
swan population of only 2,200 across the state.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed two years after such effective date.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.