senate Bill S3960B

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the "monk parakeet protection act"

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 24, 2016 print number 3960b
Feb 24, 2016 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 27, 2016 print number 3960a
Jan 27, 2016 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 06, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
Feb 24, 2015 referred to environmental conservation

S3960 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A540
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 11 Title 27 §§11-2701 & 11-2703, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S7850
2011-2012: S1246, A8526
2013-2014: S1933, A851
2017-2018: S3058, A2146
2019-2020: A1098

S3960 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "monk parakeet protection act".

S3960 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3960 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3960

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 24, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- 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
  enacting the "monk parakeet protection act"

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature  finds  that  the  monk
parakeet  has  been existing in a wild, undomesticated state in New York
since the late 1960s. The ancestors of the current flocks  are  believed
to  have  been imported legally into the United States from their native
land in Argentina. Since then, monk parakeets have established  colonies
in  parts  of New York city and lower Westchester county. Their colonies
are small, and the population of  monk  parakeets  seems  to  be  rather
stabilized  over  the past 20 years. It is estimated that there are less
than 1,000 wild monk parakeets in the state  of  New  York.  Reports  of
poaching  and  less than humane regard for nesting sites have led to the
need for formal protection of this species, which is recognized as  non-
native,  but  not  currently  categorized  as invasive, according to the
report Regulatory System  for  Non-native  Species  (New  York  Invasive
Species  Council, 2010).  The purpose of this act is to protect the wild
monk parakeet (a/k/a Quaker parakeet),  the  parrot  species  Myiopsitta
monachus,  living  in  a wild state in various parts of the state of New
York. This act shall  also  provide  humane  methods  of  relocation  or
removal,  especially where threat to human life, private or public prop-
erty, or agricultural concerns, are imminent.
  S 2. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "monk  parakeet
protection act."
  S  3.  Article  11 of the environmental conservation law is amended by
adding a new title 27 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 27
                      MONK PARAKEET PROTECTION ACT

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04064-01-5

S3960A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A540
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 11 Title 27 §§11-2701 & 11-2703, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S7850
2011-2012: S1246, A8526
2013-2014: S1933, A851
2017-2018: S3058, A2146
2019-2020: A1098

S3960A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "monk parakeet protection act".

S3960A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3960A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3960--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 24, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
  -- recommitted to  the  Committee  on  Environmental  Conservation  in
  accordance  with  Senate  Rule 6, sec. 8 -- 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
  enacting the "monk parakeet protection act"

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The legislature finds that the monk
parakeet has been existing in a wild, undomesticated state in  New  York
since  the  late 1960s. The ancestors of the current flocks are believed
to have been imported legally into the United States from  their  native
land  in Argentina. Since then, monk parakeets have established colonies
in parts of New York city and lower Westchester county.  Their  colonies
are  small,  and  the  population  of  monk parakeets seems to be rather
stabilized over the past 20 years. It is estimated that there  are  less
than  1,000  wild  monk  parakeets  in the state of New York. Reports of
poaching and less than humane regard for nesting sites have led  to  the
need  for formal protection of this species, which is recognized as non-
native, but not currently categorized  as  invasive,  according  to  the
report  Regulatory  System  for  Non-native  Species  (New York Invasive
Species Council, 2010).  The purpose of this act is to protect the  wild
monk  parakeet  (a/k/a  Quaker  parakeet), the parrot species Myiopsitta
monachus, living in a wild state in various parts of the  state  of  New
York.  This  act  shall  also  provide  humane  methods of relocation or
removal, especially where threat to human life, private or public  prop-
erty, or agricultural concerns, are imminent.
  S  2.  This  act shall be known and may be cited as the "monk parakeet
protection act".

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04064-02-6

S3960B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A540
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 11 Title 27 §§11-2701 & 11-2703, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S7850
2011-2012: S1246, A8526
2013-2014: S1933, A851
2017-2018: S3058, A2146
2019-2020: A1098

S3960B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "monk parakeet protection act".

S3960B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3960B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3960--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 24, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
  -- recommitted to  the  Committee  on  Environmental  Conservation  in
  accordance  with  Senate  Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  enacting the "monk parakeet protection act"

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature  finds  that  the  monk
parakeet  has  been existing in a wild, undomesticated state in New York
since the late 1960s. The ancestors of the current flocks  are  believed
to  have  been imported legally into the United States from their native
land in Argentina. Since then, monk parakeets have established  colonies
in  parts  of New York city and lower Westchester county. Their colonies
are small, and the population of  monk  parakeets  seems  to  be  rather
stabilized  over  the past 20 years. It is estimated that there are less
than 1,000 wild monk parakeets in the state  of  New  York.  Reports  of
poaching  and  less than humane regard for nesting sites have led to the
need for formal protection of this species, which is recognized as  non-
native,  but  not  currently  categorized  as invasive, according to the
report Regulatory System  for  Non-native  Species  (New  York  Invasive
Species  Council, 2010).  The purpose of this act is to protect the wild
monk parakeet (a/k/a Quaker parakeet),  the  parrot  species  Myiopsitta
monachus,  living  in  a wild state in various parts of the state of New
York. This act shall  also  provide  humane  methods  of  relocation  or
removal,  especially where threat to human life, private or public prop-
erty, or agricultural concerns, are imminent.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04064-04-6

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