senate Bill S1711B

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 26, 2013 signed chap.171
Jul 19, 2013 delivered to governor
May 06, 2013 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.241
substituted for a1769b
Apr 24, 2013 referred to codes
Apr 23, 2013 delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 22, 2013 advanced to third reading
Apr 17, 2013 2nd report cal.
amended 1711b
Apr 16, 2013 1st report cal.283
Mar 05, 2013 print number 1711a
amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 09, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Jun 4, 2013 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S1711A
12
0
committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 16, 2013 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S1711A
12
0
committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

Original
A
B (Active)
Original
A
B (Active)

Co-Sponsors

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S1711 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1769B
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13-0338, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6431A, A7707C

S1711 - Summary

Prohibits the possession, sale, offering for sale, trade or distribution of shark fins; makes certain exceptions.

S1711 - Sponsor Memo

S1711 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1711

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GRISANTI, LITTLE -- 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  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
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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S1711A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1769B
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13-0338, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6431A, A7707C

S1711A - Summary

Prohibits the possession, sale, offering for sale, trade or distribution of shark fins; makes certain exceptions.

S1711A - Sponsor Memo

S1711A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1711--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GRISANTI, AVELLA, BONACIC, KRUEGER, LITTLE, SERRANO,
  YOUNG  --  read  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation --  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 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.

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

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S1711B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1769B
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13-0338, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6431A, A7707C

S1711B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the possession, sale, offering for sale, trade or distribution of shark fins; makes certain exceptions.

S1711B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1711B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1711--B
    Cal. No. 283

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRISANTI,  AVELLA, BALL, BONACIC, BOYLE, BRESLIN,
  DILAN, ESPAILLAT, GOLDEN, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, LATIMER,  LITTLE,  SAVINO,
  SERRANO,  YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to
  be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation -- commit-
  tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and  recom-
  mitted  to  said  committee -- reported favorably from said committee,
  ordered to first report, amended on first report, ordered to a  second
  report  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining  its place in the order of
  second report

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; DEPARTMENT AUTHORITY; 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 ORDER BATOIDEI;
  b.  "Finning" means the removal of a fin[, other than the caudal fin,]
OR FINS 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.

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

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