senate Bill S7194

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits the sale, purchase, trade, barter and distribution of certain ivory articles

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May 05, 2014 referred to environmental conservation

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S7194 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §11-0535-a, amd §§71-0924 & 71-0925, En Con L

S7194 - Summary

Prohibits the sale, purchase, trade, barter and distribution of certain ivory articles.

S7194 - Sponsor Memo

S7194 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7194

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 5, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 purchase and sale of ivory articles and increasing the
  penalties  for  the  illegal  commercialization of wildlife, including
  ivory articles

  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 11-0535-a to read as follows:
S 11-0535-A. ILLEGAL IVORY ARTICLES.
  1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  A. "DISTRIBUTE" MEANS A TRANSFER  OR  CHANGE  IN  POSSESSION  WITH  AN
ACCOMPANYING CHANGE IN LEGAL OWNERSHIP.
  B. "IVORY ARTICLE" MEANS ANY ITEM CONTAINING:
  (I) WORKED OR RAW IVORY FROM ANY SPECIES OF ELEPHANT OR MAMMOTH; OR
  (II)  ANY  ANIMAL  PART  CONTAINING IVORY INCLUDED BY THE COMMISSIONER
PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION.
  C. "RAW IVORY" MEANS ANY ELEPHANT  OR  MAMMOTH  TUSK,  AND  ANY  PIECE
THEREOF,  THE SURFACE OF WHICH, POLISHED, OR UNPOLISHED, IS UNALTERED OR
MINIMALLY CARVED.
  D. "WORKED IVORY" MEANS ANY ELEPHANT OR MAMMOTH TUSK,  AND  ANY  PIECE
THEREOF, WHICH IS NOT RAW IVORY.
  2.  EXCEPT  AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION
AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION 11-0535
OF THIS TITLE, WHICH AUTHORIZES THE DEPARTMENT TO ISSUE CERTAIN LICENSES
OR PERMITS, NO PERSON SHALL  SELL,  OFFER  FOR  SALE,  PURCHASE,  TRADE,
BARTER OR DISTRIBUTE AN IVORY ARTICLE.
  3.  UNLESS  SUCH  ACTIVITY IS PROHIBITED BY FEDERAL LAW, RULE OR REGU-
LATION, THE COMMISSIONER MAY AUTHORIZE, UNDER SUCH ADDITIONAL TERMS  AND
CONDITIONS  AS  HE  OR  SHE  MAY PRESCRIBE, THE SALE, OFFERING FOR SALE,
PURCHASE, TRADING, BARTERING OR DISTRIBUTION OF IVORY ARTICLES, PROVIDED
THAT:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14095-04-4

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