|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|
senate Bill S509
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S509 - Details
S509 - Summary
Establishes Haley's Act which prohibits direct contact between a big cat and a member of the public.
S509 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S509 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to enacting Haley's act PURPOSE: To prevent direct contact between a big cat and a member of the public. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section One is the definitions section. Section 11-2605 makes it unlawful for a zoo to provide direct contact between a big cat and a member of the public. Section 11-2607 creates a $10,000 civil penalty per violation. JUSTIFICATION: Recent news reports have shown the devastating impacts which may occur when the general public comes into direct contact with big cats. This bill is designed to prevent tragic interactions and will protect not
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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