senate Bill S509

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes Haley's Act which prohibits direct contact between a big cat and a member of the public

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 recommitted to rules
Jun 10, 2014 starred on calendar
Jun 09, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.1196
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 09, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Jun 9, 2014 - Rules committee Vote

S509
24
0
committee
24
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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S509 - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 11 Title 26 ยงยง11-2601 - 11-2607, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1307
2009-2010: S4693

S509 - Summary

Establishes Haley's Act which prohibits direct contact between a big cat and a member of the public.

S509 - Sponsor Memo

S509 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   509

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- 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
  enacting Haley's act

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

  Section 1. Article 11 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new title 26 to read as follows:
                                TITLE 26
                               HALEY'S ACT
SECTION 11-2601. SHORT TITLE.
        11-2603. DEFINITIONS.
        11-2605. PROHIBITIONS.
        11-2607. PENALTIES.
S 11-2601. SHORT TITLE.
  THIS TITLE SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED AS "HALEY'S ACT".
S 11-2603. DEFINITIONS.
  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS TITLE:
  1.  "BIG CAT" SHALL MEAN ANY LIVE SPECIES OF LION (PANTHERA LEO PERSI-
CA),  TIGER  (PANTHERA  TIGRES),  LEOPARD  (PANTHERA  PARDUS),   CHEETAH
(ACINOYX  JUBATUS),  JAGUAR  (PANTHERA  ONCA),  MOUNTAIN LION, SOMETIMES
CALLED COUGAR (FELIS CONCOLAR) OR ANY HYBRID OF SUCH SPECIES.
  2. "DIRECT CONTACT" SHALL MEAN ANY SITUATION IN  WHICH  AN  INDIVIDUAL
MAY  POTENTIALLY  TOUCH OR OTHERWISE COME INTO PHYSICAL CONTACT WITH ANY
LIVE SPECIMEN OF A SPECIES.
  3. "ZOO" MEANS ANY INDOOR AREA OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE  PURPOSE  OF
VIEWING ANIMALS.
  4.  "DEALER"  SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON WHO, IN COMMERCE, FOR COMPENSATION
OR PROFIT, DELIVERS FOR  TRANSPORTATION,  OR  TRANSPORTS,  EXCEPT  AS  A
CARRIER, BUYS, SELLS, OR NEGOTIATES THE PURCHASE OR SALE OF ANY ANIMALS.

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

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