senate Bill S7336

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibitions on circus performances

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May 13, 2014 referred to consumer protection

S7336 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6368A
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง392-j, Gen Bus L

S7336 - Summary

Relates to prohibitions on circus performances; prohibits circuses from conducting shows or other performances in the state for one year where a circus has been found to be in violation or in non-compliance with the Animal Welfare Act of 1966.

S7336 - Sponsor Memo

S7336 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7336

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation  to  the  prohibi-
  tions on circus performances

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
392-j to read as follows:
  S 392-J. PROHIBITIONS ON CIRCUS PERFORMANCES.  1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED
IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "ANIMAL" INCLUDES ANIMALS AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION
THREE HUNDRED FIFTY OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW.
  (B) "CIRCUS" MEANS ANY PERFORMANCE OF ANIMALS WHERE SUCH  ANIMALS  ARE
TRAINED  TO  PERFORM  SOME  BEHAVIOR  OR  ACTION  OR ARE PART OF A SHOW,
PARADE, OR PERFORMANCE.   SUCH DEFINITION SHALL  NOT  BE  APPLICABLE  TO
NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS WHICH HAVE RECEIVED 501 (C)(3) EXEMPT STATUS
FROM THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE.
  (C)  "DEFICIENCY"  MEANS  AN  ITEM  NOT  IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE ANIMAL
WELFARE ACT, 7 U.S.C. 2131 ET SEQ., AND ITS SUBSEQUENT AMENDMENTS, REGU-
LATIONS AND STANDARDS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO THE ACT.
  2. IF WITHIN THE PRECEDING TWO YEAR PERIOD, (A)  A  CIRCUS,  INCLUDING
ITS  OWNERS,  AGENTS,  EMPLOYEES,  OR  REPRESENTATIVES, WAS CITED BY THE
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOR A DEFICIENCY RELATING TO THE
CARE OR HANDLING OF AN ANIMAL, OR RECEIVED AN OFFICIAL NOTICE  OF  WARN-
ING,  OR  ENTERED INTO A STIPULATION, CONSENT DECREE, OR SETTLEMENT WITH
THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT  OF  AGRICULTURE  PURSUANT  TO  THE  ANIMAL
WELFARE ACT, 7 U.S.C. 2131 ET SEQ., AND ITS SUBSEQUENT AMENDMENTS, REGU-
LATIONS  AND STANDARDS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO THE ACT, RELATING TO THE CARE
OR HANDLING OF AN ANIMAL, OR (B) A CIRCUS, INCLUDING ITS OWNERS, AGENTS,
EMPLOYEES, OR REPRESENTATIVES, WAS FOUND GUILTY OF VIOLATING THE LAW  OF
ANY  STATE  RELATING TO CRUELTY TO OR NEGLECT OF AN ANIMAL OWNED, LEASED
OR IN ANY WAY USED BY THE CIRCUS, OR PLED GUILTY TO A CHARGE OTHER  THAN
THE  ANIMAL  CRUELTY  OR  NEGLECT  CHARGE  IN SATISFACTION OF THE ANIMAL
CRUELTY OR NEGLECT CHARGE, OR WHERE THE ANIMAL CRUELTY OR NEGLECT CHARGE

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

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