|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Aug 12, 2014||signed chap.326|
|Aug 08, 2014||delivered to governor|
|Jun 19, 2014||returned to assembly|
3rd reading cal.1656
substituted for s7890
|Jun 19, 2014||substituted by a10143|
ordered to third reading cal.1656
|Jun 16, 2014||referred to rules|
senate Bill S7890Signed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A10143 - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
S7890 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §11-0535-a, amd §§71-0924 & 71-0925, En Con L
S7890 - Summary
Prohibits the sale, purchase, trade, barter and distribution of certain ivory articles and rhinoceros horns.
S7890 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7890 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the purchase and sale of ivory articles and rhinoceros horns and increasing the penalties for the illegal sale of such articles Purpose: This bill would prohibit the purchase and sale of ivory articles and rhinoceros horns, with limited exceptions, and increase the criminal and civil penalties for the illegal sale of these articles. Summary of Provisions: Section 1 of the bill would add section 11-0535-a to the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL). Subdivision 1 of ECL § 11-0535-a would define terms for purposes of the section. Subdivision 2 would prohibit the sale, offer for sale, purchase, trade, barter, or distribution of ivory articles and rhinoceros horns except as otherwise provided in Subdivision 3. Subdivision 3 would authorize the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to issue licenses or permits for the sale, offering for sale, purchase, trading, bartering, or distribution of ivory articles or rhinoceros horns in limited situations. Section 2 of the bill would amend ECL § 71-0924 to establish a Class D felony penalty for the illegal sale, trade, or barter of ivory
S7890 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7890 I N S E N A T E June 16, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sens. LANZA, AVELLA -- (at request of the Governor) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the purchase and sale of ivory articles and rhinoceros horns and increasing the penalties for the illegal sale of such arti- cles 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 AND RHINOCEROS HORNS. 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 WORKED OR RAW IVORY FROM ANY SPECIES OF ELEPHANT OR MAMMOTH. 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, NO PERSON SHALL SELL, OFFER FOR SALE, PURCHASE, TRADE, BARTER OR DISTRIBUTE AN IVORY ARTICLE OR RHINOCEROS HORN. 3. UNLESS SUCH ACTIVITY IS PROHIBITED BY FEDERAL LAW, RULE OR REGU- LATION, THE COMMISSIONER MAY ISSUE LICENSES OR PERMITS FOR THE SALE, OFFERING FOR SALE, PURCHASE, TRADING, BARTERING OR DISTRIBUTION OF IVORY ARTICLES OR RHINOCEROS HORNS, PROVIDED THAT: A. THE IVORY ARTICLE OR RHINOCEROS HORN IS PART OF A BONA FIDE ANTIQUE AND IS LESS THAN TWENTY PERCENT BY VOLUME OF SUCH ANTIQUE, AND THE ANTIQUE STATUS OF SUCH ANTIQUE IS ESTABLISHED BY THE OWNER OR SELLER THEREOF WITH HISTORICAL DOCUMENTATION EVIDENCING PROVENANCE AND SHOWING THE ANTIQUE TO BE NOT LESS THEN ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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