senate Bill S1599

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to permitting the use of peregrine falcons in falconry

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Apr 22, 2015 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 21, 2015 ordered to third reading cal.343
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 13, 2015 referred to environmental conservation

S1599 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4940
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง11-1001, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4842, A10077
2013-2014: S2039, A1229
2017-2018: S998, A4149, A5402
2019-2020: A3451
2021-2022: A5209

S1599 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of DEC to remove peregrine falcons from the endangered species list and to promulgate regulations for their use in falconry.

S1599 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1599 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1599

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  falconry

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 11-1001 of the environmental conservation  law,  as
added  by  chapter  825 of the laws of 1973, subdivision 1 as amended by
chapter 325 of the laws of 1989, is amended to read as follows:
S 11-1001. Definitions.
  (1) "Raptors" means all species of the orders Strigiformes and  Falco-
niformes  and  shall  include but not be limited to falcons, hawks, owls
and eagles except the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetor)  and  bald  eagle
(Haliaetus  leucocephalus) and all birds listed as endangered or threat-
ened pursuant to section 11-0535 of  this  article.  However,  [properly
banded  peregrine  falcons  which  are  the  progeny  of  birds lawfully
acquired prior to 1978 are] LAWFULLY ACQUIRED GOLDEN  EAGLES,  PEREGRINE
FALCONS,  AND  THEIR  PROGENY  ARE  raptors  within  the meaning of this
section.
  (2) "Falconry" means the sport  of  hunting  by  the  use  of  trained
raptors  and  includes  the training, feeding and handling of such birds
and their recapture after being released for hunting or training.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03059-02-5

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