Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||
referred to environmental conservation
|Jan 19, 2017||
referred to environmental conservation
Senate Bill S3058
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S3058 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-S3058 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3058 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to enacting the "monk parakeet protection act" PURPOSE : 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. Less than 1,000 wild monk parakeets reside in New York state. This act shall provide humane methods of relocation or removal, especially where threat to human life, private or public property, or agricultural concerns, are imminent. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 defines legislative intent of bill. A new title, number 27, is amended within Article 11 of the Environmental Conservation law. EXISTING LAW : Currently recognized as a non-native,non-invasive species, according to and within New York Invasive Species council's report the 2010 Regulatory system for Non-native Species. JUSTIFICATION :
2017-S3058 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3058 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 19, 2017 ___________ 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. § 2. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "monk parakeet protection act". § 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.
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