senate Bill S6431A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits the possession, sale, offer for sale, trade or distribution of shark fins

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
Jun 18, 2012 amended on third reading 6431a
Jun 11, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jun 05, 2012 1st report cal.1043
Feb 08, 2012 referred to environmental conservation

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S6431 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7707C
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§13-0338, 13-0339, 71-0923 & 71-0925; add §13-0338-a, En Con L

S6431 - Summary

Prohibits the possession, sale, offering for sale, trade or distribution of shark fins.

S6431 - Sponsor Memo

S6431 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6431

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 8, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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,  sale, offer for sale, trade or distrib-
  ution of shark fins

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

  Section  1.  Section 13-0338 of the environmental conservation law, as
added by chapter 231 of the laws of 1992, paragraph a of  subdivision  1
as  amended by chapter 308 of the laws of 1999, subdivision 4 as amended
by chapter 428 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
S 13-0338. Sharks; finning prohibited.
  1. For purposes of this section:
  a. "Shark" means any species of the [order Squaliformes except species
in the suborder Batoidea, and] SUBCLASS ELASMOBRANCHII;
  b. "Finning" means the removal of a fin[, other than the caudal  fin,]
from  a shark and not retaining the remainder of the shark's carcass[.];
AND
  C. "SHARK FIN" MEANS THE RAW, DRIED OR  OTHERWISE  PROCESSED  DETACHED
FIN, OR THE RAW, DRIED OR OTHERWISE PROCESSED DETACHED TAIL, OF A SHARK.
  2.  No  person shall engage in finning on the waters of the marine and
coastal district.
  3. [No person shall possess shark  fins  in  the  marine  and  coastal
district  unless  the  proper proportion of species, number, and size of
shark carcasses is also possessed.]  EXCEPT  AS  OTHERWISE  PROVIDED  IN
SUBDIVISION  FOUR  OF THIS SECTION, NO PERSON SHALL POSSESS, SELL, OFFER
FOR SALE, TRADE OR DISTRIBUTE A SHARK FIN.
  4. THE DEPARTMENT MAY ISSUE PERMITS FOR THE POSSESSION OF A SHARK  FIN
FOR BONA FIDE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH OR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES.
  5. The department may, until December thirty-first, two thousand thir-
teen, fix by regulation measures for the management of sharks, including
size  limits,  catch  and  possession  limits,  open and closed seasons,
closed areas, restrictions on the manner of taking and landing, require-
ments for permits and eligibility therefor, recordkeeping  requirements,

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

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S6431A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7707C
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§13-0338, 13-0339, 71-0923 & 71-0925; add §13-0338-a, En Con L

S6431A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the possession, sale, offering for sale, trade or distribution of shark fins.

S6431A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6431A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6431--A
    Cal. No. 1043

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 8, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRISANTI, AVELLA, BONACIC, BRESLIN, DILAN, DUANE,
  HUNTLEY,  KRUEGER,  LARKIN,  LAVALLE,  LITTLE,  OPPENHEIMER,  PERKINS,
  RITCHIE,  ROBACH, SERRANO, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Environmental
  Conservation  --  reported  favorably  from said committee, ordered to
  first and second report, ordered  to  a  third  reading,  amended  and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  prohibiting the possession, sale, offer for sale,  trade  or  distrib-
  ution of shark fins

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

  Section 1. Section 13-0338 of the environmental conservation  law,  as
added  by  chapter 231 of the laws of 1992, paragraph a of subdivision 1
as amended by chapter 308 of the laws  of  1999  and  subdivision  4  as
amended  by  chapter  428  of  the  laws  of 2011, is amended to read as
follows:
S 13-0338. Sharks; finning prohibited.
  1. For purposes of this section:
  a. "Shark" means any species of the [order Squaliformes except species
in the suborder Batoidea, and] SUBCLASS ELASMOBRANCHII EXCEPT SPECIES IN
THE SUPER ORDER BATOIDEA;
  b. "Finning" means the removal of a fin[, other than the caudal  fin,]
from  a shark and not retaining the remainder of the shark's carcass[.];
AND
  C. "SHARK FIN" MEANS THE RAW, DRIED OR  OTHERWISE  PROCESSED  DETACHED
FIN INCLUDING THE TAIL.
  2.  No  person shall engage in finning on the waters of the marine and
coastal district.
  3. [No person shall possess shark  fins  in  the  marine  and  coastal
district  unless  the  proper proportion of species, number, and size of
shark carcasses is also possessed.
  4. The department may, until December thirty-first, two thousand thir-
teen, fix by regulation measures for the management of sharks, including

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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