senate Bill S4074

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Makes contests and competitions to take wildlife unlawful

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S4074 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3661
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง11-0901 & 71-0921, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A3509
2009-2010: A2559

S4074 - Summary

Provides that it shall be unlawful for any person to organize, conduct, promote or participate in any contest or competition where the objective of such contest or competition is to take the greatest number of wildlife.

S4074 - Sponsor Memo

S4074 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4074

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 7, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- 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 contests and competitions to take wildlife unlawful

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 14, 15, and 16 of section 11-0901 of the envi-
ronmental conservation law, subdivision 14 as renumbered by chapter  486
of  the  laws  of 1985, are renumbered subdivisions 15, 16, and 17 and a
new subdivision 14 is added to read as follows:
  14. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON TO ORGANIZE, CONDUCT,  PROMOTE
OR PARTICIPATE IN ANY CONTEST OR COMPETITION WHERE THE OBJECTIVE OF SUCH
CONTEST  OR  COMPETITION IS TO TAKE THE GREATEST NUMBER OF WILDLIFE. ANY
WILDLIFE INJURED DURING THE COURSE OF A CONTEST OR COMPETITION CONDUCTED
IN VIOLATION OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL  BE  TRANSPORTED  TO  A  LICENSED
WILDLIFE  REHABILITATOR OR VETERINARIAN FOR TREATMENT OR HUMANE EUTHANA-
SIA. THE REMAINS OF ANY WILDLIFE KILLED DURING THE COURSE OF  A  CONTEST
OR  COMPETITION  CONDUCTED  IN  VIOLATION  OF  THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE
FORFEITED BY EVERY ORGANIZER, PROMOTER, PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER  PERSON
CONDUCTING  OR  INVOLVED IN SUCH CONTEST OR COMPETITION, AND THE REMAINS
OF SUCH WILDLIFE SHALL BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT.
  S 2. Section 71-0921 of the environmental conservation law is  amended
by adding a new subdivision 10-a to read as follows:
  10-A.  VIOLATIONS  OF  SUBDIVISION FOURTEEN OF SECTION 11-0901 OF THIS
CHAPTER INVOLVING UNLAWFUL CONTESTS AND COMPETITIONS TO  TAKE  WILDLIFE.
EACH  SUCH  MISDEMEANOR SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY IMPRISONMENT FOR NOT MORE
THAN ONE YEAR OR BY A FINE OF NOT LESS THAN  FIVE  HUNDRED  DOLLARS  NOR
MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS, OR BY BOTH SUCH IMPRISONMENT AND FINE.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04562-02-3

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