senate Bill S6644

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to regulating the removal of turkeys and geese from a locality

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Feb 21, 2014 referred to environmental conservation

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S6644 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8934
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §11-0541, En Con L

S6644 - Summary

Relates to regulating the removal of turkeys and geese from a locality; requires the DEC to limit the number of permits authorizing the removal of turkeys and geese and requires the department to provide information related to humane alternatives to execution of such birds; prohibits the department from donating turkeys or geese for human consumption.

S6644 - Sponsor Memo

S6644 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6644

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 21, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LATIMER -- 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 regu-
  lating the removal of turkeys and geese from a locality

  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 11-0541 to read as follows:
S 11-0541. TURKEYS AND GEESE.
  1. PRIOR TO AUTHORIZING THE REMOVAL OF TURKEYS OR GEESE FROM A LOCALI-
TY, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING THEREON IN A PLACE DETER-
MINED BY THE DEPARTMENT IN THE LOCALITY  AFFECTED.  AT  LEAST  TEN  DAYS
BEFORE  THE  HEARING,  NOTICE THEREOF SHALL BE ADVERTISED IN A NEWSPAPER
PUBLISHED IN EACH COUNTY AFFECTED. THE NOTICE SHALL STATE THE SUBJECT OF
THE HEARING AND THE PROPOSED DISPOSITION OF THE TURKEYS OR GEESE.
  2. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL STRICTLY LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PERMITS AUTHORIZ-
ING THE REMOVAL OF TURKEYS OR GEESE  FROM  A  LOCALITY.  THE  DEPARTMENT
SHALL  PROVIDE  INFORMATION OFFERING HUMANE ALTERNATIVES TO EXECUTION TO
ALL APPLICANTS SEEKING PERMITS TO REMOVE TURKEYS OR GEESE FROM A LOCALI-
TY.
  3. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT DONATE TURKEYS OR GEESE  TO  BE  USED  FOR
HUMAN CONSUMPTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13661-01-4

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