assembly Bill A10287

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts "Cecil's law" relating to banning the importation, transportation and possession of certain African wildlife species and products

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May 20, 2016 referred to environmental conservation

A10287 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4686
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง11-1717 & 71-0919, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A4010, S1883
2019-2020: A7556, S4325
2021-2022: A716, S2814

A10287 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Cecil's law" relating to banning the importation, transportation and possession of certain African wildlife species and products.

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.