senate Bill S1932

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Makes monk (Quaker) parakeets protected birds

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 09, 2013 referred to environmental conservation


S1932 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง11-0103, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1255, A1718
2009-2010: S4131A, A7688A

S1932 - Bill Texts

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Makes monk (Quaker) parakeets protected birds.

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TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to making monk (Quaker) parakeets protected birds

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would protect Monk (Quaker)
parakeets, enabling nest sites to not be disturbed intentionally without
permit should the nest site be a matter of imminent threat to public

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: An amendment is made-to paragraph A of subdivi-
sion 5 of section 11-0103 of the Environmental conservation Law, as
amended by chapter 47 of the laws of 1976, to read that Monk (Quaker)
parakeets are to be protected in New York state.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently, wild Quaker parakeets (a/k/a Monk Parakeets,
species Myiopsitta monachus), are unprotected in New York state. As
these highly intelligent birds have resided in the New York city area
for some forty years, it is requested that they be placed in "protected"
status by amending the New York state Environmental Conservation Laws.
protected status allows for the removal of nest sites through the issu-
ance of permits.

Quaker parakeets are not harmful to the environment, have not displaced
and been a threat to any native species, and have not been proven to
cause damage to any public utilities. Although they are considered pests
by some because of the nature of their nest building, they are often
trapped and euthanized as pests by exterminators.

In addition, since some of these wild birds may have been adopted as
pets and are thus domesticated, they shall be excluded as an illegal
species within their household.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009-2010: S.4131 - Referred to Environmental
Conservation 2011-2012: S.1255 - Referred to Environmental Conservation


EFFECTIVE DATE: Shall take effect immediately.

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

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
  making monk (Quaker) parakeets protected birds


  Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 5  of  section  11-0103  of  the
environmental  conservation law, as amended by chapter 47 of the laws of
1976, is amended to read as follows:
  a. "Unprotected wild birds" means the English  sparrow  and  starling,
and also includes pigeons and psittacine birds, EXCEPT FOR MONK (QUAKER)
PARAKEETS, existing in a wild state, not domesticated.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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