|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 17, 2010||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S7850
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
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S7850 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7850 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7850 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to enacting the "monk parakeet protection act" PURPOSE : 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 property, or agricultural concerns, are imminent. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 defines legislative intent of bill. A new title, number 27, is amended within Article 11 of the Environmental Conservation law. EXISTING LAW : Currently recognized as non-native - but not invasive species - according to the 2010 Regulatory System for Non-native Species report published by the New York Invasive Species Council. JUSTIFICATION : Reports of "poaching" (illegal hunting, killing or capturing of animals) and less than humane regard for wild Myiopsitta Monachus parrots (Monk parakeet) nesting sites have led to this legislative need for formal protection of this species. Quaker parakeets are not harmful to the environment, have not
S7850 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7850 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" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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 SECTION 11-2701. DEFINITIONS. 11-2703. MONK PARAKEETS; PROTECTION. S 11-2701. DEFINITIONS. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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