senate Bill S6613A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits the possession and harboring of killer whales in aquariums and sea parks

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
May 05, 2014 amended on third reading 6613a
Mar 27, 2014 advanced to third reading
Mar 26, 2014 2nd report cal.
Mar 25, 2014 1st report cal.343
Feb 12, 2014 referred to environmental conservation

Co-Sponsors

S6613 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8832A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §11-0516, amd §71-0923, En Con L

S6613 - Summary

Prohibits the possession and harboring of killer whales in aquariums and sea parks; makes the violation of such provisions punishable by a fine of up to $2,500 and fines of $5,000 per day such violation continues after the sixtieth day.

S6613 - Sponsor Memo

S6613 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6613

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 12, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  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
  prohibiting the possession and harboring of killer whales in aquariums
  and sea parks

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

  Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by  adding  a
new section 11-0516 to read as follows:
S 11-0516. POSSESSION AND HARBORING OF KILLER WHALES PROHIBITED.
  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS TITLE TO THE CONTRARY, NO
PERSON SHALL HARBOR OR POSSESS FOR ANY PURPOSE ANY KILLER WHALE (ORCINUS
ORCA) IN ANY SEA PARK OR AQUARIUM.
  S 2. Section 71-0923 of the environmental conservation law is  amended
by adding a new subdivision 13 to read as follows:
  13. A VIOLATION OF SECTION 11-0516 OF THIS CHAPTER SHALL BE PUNISHABLE
BY  A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS; PROVIDED,
THAT IF SUCH VIOLATION CONTINUES AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF SIXTY DAYS FROM
THE DATE SUCH VIOLATION IS CHARGED, THE VIOLATION SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY
A FINE OF FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR EACH  DAY  SUCH  VIOLATION  PERSISTS
AFTER THE SIXTIETH DAY.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13524-02-4

Co-Sponsors

S6613A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8832A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §11-0516, amd §71-0923, En Con L

S6613A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the possession and harboring of killer whales in aquariums and sea parks; makes the violation of such provisions punishable by a fine of up to $2,500 and fines of $5,000 per day such violation continues after the sixtieth day.

S6613A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6613A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6613--A
    Cal. No. 343

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 12, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. BALL, HANNON, LAVALLE, MARCHIONE, STAVISKY -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on  Environmental  Conservation  -- reported favorably from
  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  in  the
  order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  prohibiting the possession and harboring of killer whales in aquariums
  and sea parks

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

  Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
new section 11-0516 to read as follows:
S 11-0516. POSSESSION AND HARBORING OF KILLER WHALES PROHIBITED.
  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS TITLE TO THE CONTRARY,  NO
PERSON SHALL HARBOR OR POSSESS FOR ANY PURPOSE ANY KILLER WHALE (ORCINUS
ORCA)  IN  ANY  SEA PARK OR AQUARIUM.   PROVIDED, THAT THE PROVISIONS OF
THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY  TO  THE  HARBORING  OR  POSSESSING  OF  AN
INJURED  KILLER  WHALE  FOR  THE PURPOSE OF PERFORMING EMERGENCY CARE OR
REHABILITATION TO SUCH WHALE.
  S 2. Section 71-0923 of the environmental conservation law is  amended
by adding a new subdivision 13 to read as follows:
  13. A VIOLATION OF SECTION 11-0516 OF THIS CHAPTER SHALL BE PUNISHABLE
BY  A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS; PROVIDED,
THAT IF SUCH VIOLATION CONTINUES AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF SIXTY DAYS FROM
THE DATE SUCH VIOLATION IS CHARGED, THE VIOLATION SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY
A FINE OF FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR EACH  DAY  SUCH  VIOLATION  PERSISTS
AFTER THE SIXTIETH DAY.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13524-03-4

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