assembly Bill A2559

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Makes contests and competitions to take wildlife unlawful

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Jan 06, 2010 referred to environmental conservation
Jun 02, 2009 reported referred to codes
Jan 20, 2009 referred to environmental conservation

A2559 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S845
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง11-0901 & 71-0921, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A3509
2013-2014: A3661
2015-2016: A3855
2017-2018: A4116
2019-2020: A722

A2559 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that it shall be unlawful for any person to organize, conduct, promote or participate in any contest or competition where the objective of such contest or competition is to take the greatest number of wildlife.

A2559 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2559

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 20, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. GLICK, COOK, GALEF, WEINSTEIN, TOWNS -- Multi-
  Sponsored by -- M. of A.   COLTON -- read once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  making contests and competitions to take wildlife unlawful

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Subdivisions 14, 15 and 16 of section 11-0901 of the envi-
ronmental conservation law, subdivision 14 as renumbered by chapter  486
of the laws of 1985, are renumbered subdivisions 15, 16 and 17 and a new
subdivision 14 is added to read as follows:
  14.  IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON TO ORGANIZE, CONDUCT, PROMOTE
OR PARTICIPATE IN ANY CONTEST OR COMPETITION WHERE THE OBJECTIVE OF SUCH
CONTEST OR COMPETITION IS TO TAKE THE GREATEST NUMBER OF  WILDLIFE.  ANY
WILDLIFE INJURED DURING THE COURSE OF A CONTEST OR COMPETITION CONDUCTED
IN  VIOLATION  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL BE TRANSPORTED TO A LICENSED
WILDLIFE REHABILITATOR OR VETERINARIAN FOR TREATMENT OR HUMANE  EUTHANA-
SIA.  THE  REMAINS OF ANY WILDLIFE KILLED DURING THE COURSE OF A CONTEST
OR COMPETITION CONDUCTED IN  VIOLATION  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL  BE
FORFEITED  BY EVERY ORGANIZER, PROMOTER, PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER PERSON
CONDUCTING OR INVOLVED IN SUCH CONTEST OR COMPETITION, AND  THE  REMAINS
OF SUCH WILDLIFE SHALL BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT.
  S  2. Section 71-0921 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 10-a to read as follows:
  10-A. VIOLATIONS OF SUBDIVISION FOURTEEN OF SECTION  11-0901  OF  THIS
CHAPTER  INVOLVING  UNLAWFUL CONTESTS AND COMPETITIONS TO TAKE WILDLIFE.
EACH SUCH MISDEMEANOR SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY IMPRISONMENT FOR  NOT  MORE
THAN  ONE  YEAR  OR  BY A FINE OF NOT LESS THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS NOR
MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS, OR BY BOTH SUCH IMPRISONMENT AND FINE.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04535-01-9

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