assembly Bill A4116A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 16, 2018 print number 4116a
Apr 16, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to codes
Jan 03, 2018 referred to codes
May 16, 2017 reported referred to codes
Feb 01, 2017 referred to environmental conservation

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A4116 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5148
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
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: A3661, S4074
2015-2016: A3855, S2634
2019-2020: A722, S4253

A4116 - 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.

A4116 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4116

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 1, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GLICK, COOK, GALEF, WEINSTEIN, ROSENTHAL, ENGLE-
  BRIGHT, COLTON -- read once and referred to the Committee on  Environ-
  mental 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.

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A4116A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5148
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
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: A3661, S4074
2015-2016: A3855, S2634
2019-2020: A722, S4253

A4116A (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.

A4116A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4116--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 1, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GLICK, COOK, GALEF, WEINSTEIN, L. ROSENTHAL,
  ENGLEBRIGHT, COLTON, SEPULVEDA, D'URSO, McDONOUGH  --  read  once  and
  referred  to  the  Committee on Environmental Conservation -- reported
  and referred to the Committee on Codes -- recommitted to the Committee
  on Codes in accordance with Assembly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03100-05-8

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