assembly Bill A8832A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits the possession and harboring of killer whales in aquariums and sea parks

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 12, 2014 print number 8832a
May 12, 2014 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Feb 19, 2014 referred to environmental conservation

Co-Sponsors

A8832 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6613
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §11-0516, amd §71-0923, En Con L

A8832 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the possession and harboring of killer whales in aquariums and sea parks; makes the violation of such provisions punishable by a fine of up to $2,500 and fines of $5,000 per day such violation continues after the sixtieth day.

A8832 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8832

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 19, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Environmental Conservation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  prohibiting the possession and harboring of killer whales in aquariums
  and sea parks

  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 11-0516 to read as follows:
S 11-0516. POSSESSION AND HARBORING OF KILLER WHALES PROHIBITED.
  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS TITLE TO THE CONTRARY,  NO
PERSON SHALL HARBOR OR POSSESS FOR ANY PURPOSE ANY KILLER WHALE (ORCINUS
ORCA) IN ANY SEA PARK OR AQUARIUM.
  S  2. Section 71-0923 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 13 to read as follows:
  13. A VIOLATION OF SECTION 11-0516 OF THIS CHAPTER SHALL BE PUNISHABLE
BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS;  PROVIDED,
THAT IF SUCH VIOLATION CONTINUES AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF SIXTY DAYS FROM
THE DATE SUCH VIOLATION IS CHARGED, THE VIOLATION SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY
A  FINE  OF  FIVE  THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR EACH DAY SUCH VIOLATION PERSISTS
AFTER THE SIXTIETH DAY.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13524-02-4

Co-Sponsors

A8832A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6613
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §11-0516, amd §71-0923, En Con L

A8832A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the possession and harboring of killer whales in aquariums and sea parks; makes the violation of such provisions punishable by a fine of up to $2,500 and fines of $5,000 per day such violation continues after the sixtieth day.

A8832A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8832--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 19, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. PAULIN, TEDISCO -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Environmental Conservation -- committee discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  prohibiting the possession and harboring of killer whales in aquariums
  and sea parks

  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 11-0516 to read as follows:
S 11-0516. POSSESSION AND HARBORING OF KILLER WHALES PROHIBITED.
  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS TITLE TO THE CONTRARY, NO
PERSON SHALL HARBOR OR POSSESS FOR ANY PURPOSE ANY KILLER WHALE (ORCINUS
ORCA) IN ANY SEA PARK OR AQUARIUM.   PROVIDED, THAT  THE  PROVISIONS  OF
THIS  SECTION  SHALL  NOT  APPLY  TO  THE  HARBORING OR POSSESSING OF AN
INJURED KILLER WHALE FOR THE PURPOSE OF  PERFORMING  EMERGENCY  CARE  OR
REHABILITATION TO SUCH WHALE.
  S  2. Section 71-0923 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 13 to read as follows:
  13. A VIOLATION OF SECTION 11-0516 OF THIS CHAPTER SHALL BE PUNISHABLE
BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS;  PROVIDED,
THAT IF SUCH VIOLATION CONTINUES AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF SIXTY DAYS FROM
THE DATE SUCH VIOLATION IS CHARGED, THE VIOLATION SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY
A  FINE  OF  FIVE  THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR EACH DAY SUCH VIOLATION PERSISTS
AFTER THE SIXTIETH DAY.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13524-04-4

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