senate Bill S5148A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Makes contests, competitions, tournaments and derbys to take wildlife unlawful

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


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 06, 2018 print number 5148a
Apr 06, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 03, 2018 referred to environmental conservation
Mar 09, 2017 referred to environmental conservation

Co-Sponsors

S5148 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4116
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11-0901 & 71-0921, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A2559
2011-2012: A3509
2013-2014: S4074, A3661
2015-2016: S2634, A3855
2019-2020: S4253, A722

S5148 - Summary

Provides that it shall be unlawful for any person to organize, sponsor, conduct, promote, or participate in any contest, competition, tournament or derby where the objective of such contest or competition is to take wildlife.

S5148 - Sponsor Memo

S5148 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5148

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- 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
  making contests and competitions to take wildlife unlawful

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 14, 15, and 16 of section 11-0901 of the envi-
ronmental conservation law, subdivision 14 as renumbered by chapter  486
of  the  laws  of 1985, are renumbered subdivisions 15, 16, and 17 and a
new subdivision 14 is added to read as follows:
  14. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON TO ORGANIZE, CONDUCT,  PROMOTE
OR PARTICIPATE IN ANY CONTEST OR COMPETITION WHERE THE OBJECTIVE OF SUCH
CONTEST  OR  COMPETITION IS TO TAKE THE GREATEST NUMBER OF WILDLIFE. ANY
WILDLIFE INJURED DURING THE COURSE OF A CONTEST OR COMPETITION CONDUCTED
IN VIOLATION OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL  BE  TRANSPORTED  TO  A  LICENSED
WILDLIFE  REHABILITATOR OR VETERINARIAN FOR TREATMENT OR HUMANE EUTHANA-
SIA. THE REMAINS OF ANY WILDLIFE KILLED DURING THE COURSE OF  A  CONTEST
OR  COMPETITION  CONDUCTED  IN  VIOLATION  OF  THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE
FORFEITED BY EVERY ORGANIZER, PROMOTER, PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER  PERSON
CONDUCTING  OR  INVOLVED IN SUCH CONTEST OR COMPETITION, AND THE REMAINS
OF SUCH WILDLIFE SHALL BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT.
  § 2. Section 71-0921 of the environmental conservation law is  amended
by adding a new subdivision 10-a to read as follows:
  10-A.  VIOLATIONS  OF  SUBDIVISION FOURTEEN OF SECTION 11-0901 OF THIS
CHAPTER INVOLVING UNLAWFUL CONTESTS AND COMPETITIONS TO  TAKE  WILDLIFE.
EACH  SUCH  MISDEMEANOR SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY IMPRISONMENT FOR NOT MORE
THAN ONE YEAR OR BY A FINE OF NOT LESS THAN  FIVE  HUNDRED  DOLLARS  NOR
MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS, OR BY BOTH SUCH IMPRISONMENT AND FINE.
  § 3. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03100-01-7

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S5148A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4116
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11-0901 & 71-0921, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A2559
2011-2012: A3509
2013-2014: S4074, A3661
2015-2016: S2634, A3855
2019-2020: S4253, A722

S5148A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that it shall be unlawful for any person to organize, sponsor, conduct, promote, or participate in any contest, competition, tournament or derby where the objective of such contest or competition is to take wildlife.

S5148A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5148A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5148--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BOYLE, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Environmental
  Conservation  -- recommitted to the Committee on Environmental Conser-
  vation  in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  making contests, competitions, tournaments and derbys to take wildlife
  unlawful

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

  Section  1. Subdivisions 14, 15 and 16 of section 11-0901 of the envi-
ronmental conservation law, subdivision 14 as renumbered by chapter  486
of the laws of 1985, are renumbered subdivisions 15, 16 and 17 and a new
subdivision 14 is added to read as follows:
  14. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON TO ORGANIZE, SPONSOR, CONDUCT,
PROMOTE,  OR  PARTICIPATE  IN  ANY  CONTEST, COMPETITION, TOURNAMENT, OR
DERBY WITH THE OBJECTIVE OF TAKING OR HUNTING  WILDLIFE  FOR  PRIZES  OR
OTHER INDUCEMENT, OR FOR ENTERTAINMENT.  ANY WILDLIFE INJURED DURING THE
COURSE  OF  A  CONTEST,  COMPETITION,  TOURNAMENT, OR DERBY CONDUCTED IN
VIOLATION OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE TRANSPORTED TO A  LICENSED  WILD-
LIFE REHABILITATOR OR VETERINARIAN FOR TREATMENT OR HUMANE EUTHANASIA IF
BEST EFFORTS TO REHABILITATE AND RELEASE THE ANIMAL FAIL. THE REMAINS OF
ANY WILDLIFE KILLED DURING THE COURSE OF A CONTEST, COMPETITION, TOURNA-
MENT,  OR  DERBY  CONDUCTED  IN  VIOLATION  OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE
FORFEITED BY EVERY ORGANIZER, PROMOTER, PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER  PERSON
CONDUCTING  OR  INVOLVED  IN  SUCH  CONTEST, COMPETITION, TOURNAMENT, OR
DERBY AND THE REMAINS OF SUCH WILDLIFE SHALL BECOME THE PROPERTY OF  THE
DEPARTMENT.
  §  2. Section 71-0921 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 10-a to read as follows:

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

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