senate Bill S7890

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Aug 12, 2014 signed chap.326
Aug 08, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
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

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S7890 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10143
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

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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