Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 20, 2016||
referred to environmental conservation
Assembly Bill A10287
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-A10287 (ACTIVE) - Details
2015-A10287 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 10287 I N A S S E M B L Y May 20, 2016 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. SEPULVEDA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to enacting "Cecil's law" relating to foreign game THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Cecil's law". S 2. Section 11-1717 of the environmental conservation law, subdivi- sion 2 as amended by section 18 of part H of chapter 58 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows: S 11-1717. Foreign game. 1. Foreign game means pheasants of all species, Scotch grouse, Norwe- gian ptarmigan, Norwegian white grouse, European black game, European black plover, European gray-legged partridge, European red-legged partridge, Egyptian quail, tinamou and species or subspecies of birds not native to this state, and European red deer, fallow deer [and], roebuck, AND "BIG FIVE AFRICAN SPECIES". AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE TERM "BIG FIVE AFRICAN SPECIES" SHALL MEAN AN ORGANISM OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM: AFRICAN ELEPHANT (LOXODONTA AFRICANA), AFRICAN LION (PANTERA LEO), AFRICAN LEOPARD (PANTHERA PARDUS PARDUS), THE BLACK RHINOCEROS (DICEROS BICORNIS) AND THE WHITE RHINOCE- ROS (CERATOTHERIUM SIMUM COTTONI), INCLUDING ANY PART, PRODUCT, OR OFFSPRING THEREOF, OR THE DEAD BODY OR PARTS THEREOF (EXCLUDING FOSSILS), WHETHER OR NOT INCLUDED IN A MANUFACTURED PRODUCT OR IN A FOOD PRODUCT. 2. The carcasses, or parts thereof, of foreign game imported from outside the United States may be bought and sold. 3. A. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION, BIG FIVE AFRICAN SPECIES SHALL NOT BE IMPORTED, POSSESSED, SOLD, OFFERED FOR SALE, OR TRANSPORTED BY ANY INDIVIDUAL, FIRM, CORPO- RATION, ASSOCIATION, OR PARTNERSHIP WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW YORK. B. ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER SHALL HAVE AUTHORITY TO ENFORCE THIS PROHIBITION AND, WHERE NECESSARY, TO EXECUTE ANY WARRANT TO SEARCH FOR AND SEIZE BIG FIVE AFRICAN SPECIES IMPORTED, POSSESSED, SOLD, OFFERED EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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