Senate Bill S7850

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Enacts the "monk parakeet protection act"

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee

  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2009-S7850 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 11 Title 27 §§11-2701 & 11-2703, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1246
2013-2014: S1933
2015-2016: S3960
2017-2018: S3058

2009-S7850 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "monk parakeet protection act".

2009-S7850 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2009-S7850 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 17, 2010

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- 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
  enacting the "monk parakeet protection act"


  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature  finds  that  the  monk
parakeet  has  been existing in a wild, undomesticated state in New York
since the late 1960s. The ancestors of the current flocks  are  believed
to  have  been imported legally into the United States from their native
land in Argentina. Since then, monk parakeets have established  colonies
in  parts  of New York city and lower Westchester county. Their colonies
are small, and the population of  monk  parakeets  seems  to  be  rather
stabilized  over  the past 20 years. It is estimated that there are less
than 1,000 wild monk parakeets in the state  of  New  York.  Reports  of
poaching  and  less than humane regard for nesting sites have led to the
need for formal protection of this species, which is recognized as  non-
native,  but  not  currently  categorized  as invasive, according to the
report Regulatory System  for  Non-native  Species  (New  York  Invasive
Species  Council, 2010).  The purpose of this act is to protect the wild
monk parakeet (a/k/a Quaker parakeet),  the  parrot  species  Myiopsitta
monachus,  living  in  a wild state in various parts of the state of New
York. This act shall  also  provide  humane  methods  of  relocation  or
removal,  especially where threat to human life, private or public prop-
erty, or agricultural concerns, are imminent.
  S 2. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "monk  parakeet
protection act."
  S  3.  Article  11 of the environmental conservation law is amended by
adding a new title 27 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 27
                      MONK PARAKEET PROTECTION ACT

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


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