assembly Bill A8824A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits the sale, purchase, trade, barter and distribution of certain ivory articles and rhinoceros horns

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.173
rules report cal.173
reported
Jun 09, 2014 reported referred to rules
Jun 06, 2014 print number 8824a
amend (t) and recommit to codes
Feb 26, 2014 reported referred to codes
Feb 19, 2014 referred to environmental conservation

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A8824 - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §11-0535-a, amd §71-0925, En Con L

A8824 - Summary

Prohibits the sale, purchase, trade, barter and distribution of certain ivory articles and rhinoceros horns.

A8824 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8824

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 19, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. SWEENEY, WEISENBERG, LIFTON, O'DONNELL, STEC,
  GUNTHER, JAFFEE, KAVANAGH, SCHIMEL, TITONE, FAHY, ROZIC,  OTIS,  GOTT-
  FRIED,  COOK, ENGLEBRIGHT, DINOWITZ, MILLMAN, CAHILL, ROBINSON, ROSEN-
  THAL, BROOK-KRASNY, BRAUNSTEIN, CORWIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of
  A.  BRENNAN, GLICK, HENNESSEY, LUPARDO, SCARBOROUGH, SKARTADOS -- read
  once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  prohibiting  the  purchase  and sale of ivory articles and to increase
  the penalties for the illegal commercialization  of  fish,  shellfish,
  crustacea and wildlife, including ivory articles

  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 11-0535-a to read as follows:
S 11-0535-A. ILLEGAL IVORY ARTICLES.
  1.  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF SECTION
11-0535 OF THIS TITLE, WHICH AUTHORIZES THE DEPARTMENT TO ISSUE  CERTAIN
LICENSES  OR  PERMITS,  NO  PERSON SHALL SELL, OFFER FOR SALE, PURCHASE,
TRADE, BARTER, OR DISTRIBUTE OTHER THAN TO A LEGAL BENEFICIARY, AN IVORY
ARTICLE.
  A. "IVORY ARTICLE" MEANS ANY ITEM CONTAINING:
  (I) WORKED OR RAW IVORY FROM ANY SPECIES OF ELEPHANT OR MAMMOTH; OR
  (II) ANY ANIMAL PART CONTAINING IVORY  INCLUDED  BY  THE  COMMISSIONER
PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
  B.  "WORKED  IVORY"  MEANS ANY ELEPHANT OR MAMMOTH TUSK, AND ANY PIECE
THEREOF, WHICH IS NOT RAW IVORY.
  C. "RAW IVORY" MEANS ANY ELEPHANT  OR  MAMMOTH  TUSK,  AND  ANY  PIECE
THEREOF,  THE SURFACE OF WHICH, POLISHED, OR UNPOLISHED, IS UNALTERED OR
MINIMALLY CARVED.
  2. THE COMMISSIONER MAY ADOPT  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  EXPANDING  THE
DEFINITION OF "IVORY ARTICLE" TO INCLUDE ANY OTHER ANIMAL PARTS CONTAIN-
ING IVORY PROVIDED THAT SUCH PARTS ARE FROM ANIMALS CLASSIFIED AS ENDAN-
GERED OR THREATENED AND PROVIDED THAT THE COMMISSIONER HAS HELD AT LEAST
ONE PUBLIC HEARING PRIOR TO THE ADOPTION OF SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS.

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

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A8824A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §11-0535-a, amd §71-0925, En Con L

A8824A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the sale, purchase, trade, barter and distribution of certain ivory articles and rhinoceros horns.

A8824A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8824--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 19, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. SWEENEY, WEISENBERG, LIFTON, O'DONNELL, STEC,
  GUNTHER, JAFFEE, KAVANAGH, SCHIMEL, TITONE, FAHY, ROZIC,  OTIS,  GOTT-
  FRIED,  COOK, ENGLEBRIGHT, DINOWITZ, MILLMAN, CAHILL, ROBINSON, ROSEN-
  THAL, BROOK-KRASNY, BRAUNSTEIN, CORWIN,  MOSLEY,  CYMBROWITZ,  MARKEY,
  ZEBROWSKI,  GALEF,  HEVESI,  SKOUFIS,  MILLER, LAVINE, TEDISCO, ORTIZ,
  BARRETT, STECK, WEPRIN,  PEOPLES-STOKES,  RAIA,  BENEDETTO,  PERRY  --
  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of A. ABINANTI, BRENNAN, CERETTO, CURRAN,
  GLICK, HENNESSEY,  LUPARDO,  LUPINACCI,  MALLIOTAKIS,  MAYER,  PAULIN,
  PRETLOW,  RIVERA,  SCARBOROUGH, SKARTADOS -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Environmental Conservation -- reported  and  referred
  to  the  Committee  on  Codes  --  committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  prohibiting  the  purchase  and  sale of ivory articles and rhinoceros
  horns and increasing the penalties for the illegal sale of such  arti-
  cles

  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 11-0535-a to read as follows:
S 11-0535-A. ILLEGAL IVORY ARTICLES AND RHINOCEROS HORNS.
  1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  A.  "DISTRIBUTE"  MEANS  A  TRANSFER  OR  CHANGE IN POSSESSION WITH AN
ACCOMPANYING CHANGE IN LEGAL OWNERSHIP.
  B. "IVORY ARTICLE" MEANS ANY ITEM CONTAINING WORKED OR RAW IVORY  FROM
ANY SPECIES OF ELEPHANT OR MAMMOTH.
  C.  "RAW  IVORY"  MEANS  ANY  ELEPHANT  OR MAMMOTH TUSK, AND ANY PIECE
THEREOF, THE SURFACE OF WHICH, POLISHED, OR UNPOLISHED, IS UNALTERED  OR
MINIMALLY CARVED.
  D.  "WORKED  IVORY"  MEANS ANY ELEPHANT OR MAMMOTH TUSK, AND ANY PIECE
THEREOF, WHICH IS NOT RAW IVORY.
  2. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS  SECTION,
NO  PERSON  SHALL  SELL,  OFFER  FOR  SALE,  PURCHASE,  TRADE, BARTER OR
DISTRIBUTE AN IVORY ARTICLE OR RHINOCEROS HORN.

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

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