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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to environmental conservation|
|Feb 01, 2013||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S3426
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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S3426 - Details
S3426 - Summary
Prohibits the taking of non-native big game mammals in a fenced or other area from which there is no means for such mammal to escape.
S3426 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3426 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the prohibition on canned shoots PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To prohibit the killing, shooting, maiming or injuring of certain intentionally confined animals for sport, amusement or taking of a trophy. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Paragraph a of subdivision 1 of section 11-1904 of the environmental conservation law, as added by chapter 208 of the laws of 1999 is amended. This bill would expand the existing prohibition on confined shoots on fenced preserves of 10 acres or less. The bill would remove the existing acreage requirement and prohibit the deliberate release of an animal confined in a fenced or other area from which there is no reasonable means for such animal to escape in the presence of a hunter. There has been language added that would prohibit any person who pays any fee to take a live non-native big game animal. Fee is defined in the bill to include but not limited to the payment of any compensation or remuneration for room. JUSTIFICATION: Canned hunting is a practice whereby an animal is staked, caged or otherwise confined for the purpose of being killed for pleasure. From automatic firearms to spears, almost any type of weapon can be used to kill prey in a canned hunt. To assure a kill, the animals are trapped by fences so they can be easily cornered and prevented from
S3426 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3426 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 1, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, AVELLA, BRESLIN, DILAN, SAVINO, STAVISKY -- 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 the prohibition on canned shoots THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 11-1904 of the environmental conservation law, as added by chapter 208 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows: 1. No person who owns, operates or manages a facility that harbors non-native big game mammals shall knowingly permit: a. The taking on such premises by any person who pays [a] ANY fee to take a live non-native big game mammal by any of the following means: (1) the shooting or spearing of a non-native big game mammal that is tied or hobbled; (2) the shooting or spearing of a non-native big game mammal that is staked or attached to any object; (3) the shooting or spearing of a non-native big game mammal that is confined in a box, pen, cage or similar container [of ten or less contiguous acres] OR IN A FENCED OR OTHER AREA from which there is no means for such mammal to escape; (4) the deliberate release of a non-native big game mammal that is confined in a box, pen, cage or similar container [of ten or less contiguous acres] OR IN A FENCED OR OTHER AREA FROM WHICH THERE IS NO MEANS FOR SUCH MAMMAL TO ESCAPE in the presence of any person who is, or will be, shooting or spearing such non-native big game mammal. b. For purposes of this section: (1) shooting shall mean the discharge of any type of firearm or bow and arrow; [and] EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01231-01-3
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