senate Bill S6589

Amended

Relates to any department of environmental conservation management plan regarding mute swans

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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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  • 10 / Feb / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 15 / May / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 15 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 6589A
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1509
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A8790A

Summary

Relates to any adoption by the department of environmental conservation of a management plan concerning mute swans.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S6589
S6589A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6589

TITLE OF BILL: 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 expiration thereof

PURPOSE OF THE BILL: Imposes a 2 year moratorium on the eradication of
the mute swan population.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill imposes a 2 year moratorium on the department of
environmental conservation'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 and requires the department of environmental
conservation to demonstrate that actual damage to the environment or
other species that have been caused by the mute swan population of
only 2,200 across the state.

Section 5 sets an immediate effective date and shall expire and be
deemed repealed after such effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Wildlife experts, rehabilitators and environmentalists
do not unanimously agree that exterminating the mute swan population
is justified. In addition, there is debate amongst such experts about
whether the planned eradication of the mute swan population is even
minimally beneficial to the eco-system or to our environment.

Therefore, it is incumbent on the Department of Environmental
Conservation to illustrate the necessity of eradicating this
non-native species by demonstrating the actual damage to the
environment or other species caused by mute swans.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall
expire and be deemed repealed after such effective date.

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

                                  6589

                            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-
  tion thereof

  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.
                                                           LBD13863-01-4

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