senate Bill S4686A

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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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Environmental Conservation Committee


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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
Aug 07, 2015 print number 4686a
Aug 07, 2015 amend (t) and recommit to rules
Jun 25, 2015 recommitted to rules
Jun 17, 2015 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1708
committee discharged and committed to rules
Apr 07, 2015 referred to environmental conservation

Co-Sponsors

S4686 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10287
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11-1717 & 71-0919, En Con L

S4686 - Summary

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

S4686 - Sponsor Memo

S4686 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4686

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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
  foreign game

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

  Section 1. Section 11-1717  of  the  environmental  conservation  law,
subdivision  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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09060-03-5

Co-Sponsors

S4686A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10287
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11-1717 & 71-0919, En Con L

S4686A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S4686A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4686A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4686--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. AVELLA, LATIMER -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Environmental
  Conservation  --  committee  discharged and said bill committed to the
  Committee on Rules --  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 "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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09060-04-5

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