S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
February 12, 2014
Introduced by Sen. BALL -- 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
prohibiting the possession and harboring of killer whales in aquariums
and sea parks
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
new section 11-0516 to read as follows:
S 11-0516. POSSESSION AND HARBORING OF KILLER WHALES PROHIBITED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS TITLE TO THE CONTRARY, NO
PERSON SHALL HARBOR OR POSSESS FOR ANY PURPOSE ANY KILLER WHALE (ORCINUS
ORCA) IN ANY SEA PARK OR AQUARIUM.
S 2. Section 71-0923 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 13 to read as follows:
13. A VIOLATION OF SECTION 11-0516 OF THIS CHAPTER SHALL BE PUNISHABLE
BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS; PROVIDED,
THAT IF SUCH VIOLATION CONTINUES AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF SIXTY DAYS FROM
THE DATE SUCH VIOLATION IS CHARGED, THE VIOLATION SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY
A FINE OF FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR EACH DAY SUCH VIOLATION PERSISTS
AFTER THE SIXTIETH DAY.
S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.