senate Bill S1883A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Enacts the "Big Five African Trophies Act" relating to banning the importation, transportation and possession of certain African wildlife species and products

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Environmental Conservation Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 28, 2018 print number 1883b
Mar 28, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 29, 2018 print number 1883a
Jan 29, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 03, 2018 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 11, 2017 referred to environmental conservation

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S1883 - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11-1717 & 71-0919, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S4686A

S1883 - Summary

Enacts the "Big Five African Trophies Act" relating to banning the importation, transportation and possession of certain African wildlife species and products.

S1883 - Sponsor Memo

S1883 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1883

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. AVELLA, BOYLE, HAMILTON, LATIMER -- 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 "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.
  3.  A.  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  SUBDIVISION  TWO OF THIS
SECTION, BIG FIVE AFRICAN SPECIES  SHALL  NOT  BE  IMPORTED,  POSSESSED,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01045-01-7

Co-Sponsors

S1883A - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11-1717 & 71-0919, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S4686A

S1883A - Summary

Enacts the "Big Five African Trophies Act" relating to banning the importation, transportation and possession of certain African wildlife species and products.

S1883A - Sponsor Memo

S1883A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1883--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  AVELLA, ADDABBO, BOYLE, HAMILTON, SERRANO -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on Environmental Conservation -- recommitted to the Commit-
  tee on Environmental Conservation 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
  enacting the "African Big Five Act" 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  the  "African
Big Five Act".
  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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01045-04-8

Co-Sponsors

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S1883B (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11-1717 & 71-0919, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S4686A

S1883B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "Big Five African Trophies Act" relating to banning the importation, transportation and possession of certain African wildlife species and products.

S1883B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1883B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1883--B

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  AVELLA, ADDABBO, BOYLE, HAMILTON, SERRANO -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on Environmental Conservation -- recommitted to the Commit-
  tee on Environmental Conservation in accordance with  Senate  Rule  6,
  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  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 "Big Five African Trophies Act" 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 the  "Big  Five
African Trophies Act".
  S  2.  Title  5 of Article 11 of the environmental conservation law is
amended by adding a new section 11-0535-b to read as follows:
S 11-0535-B. BIG FIVE AFRICAN TROPHIES ACT.
  1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW,  NO  INDIVIDUAL,  FIRM,
CORPORATION,  ASSOCIATION,  OR  PARTNERSHIP SHALL IMPORT, EXPORT, TRANS-
PORT, PROCESS, SELL, OFFER FOR SALE, PURCHASE, TRADE, BARTER, DISTRIBUTE
OR POSSESS ANY PART OR PRODUCT OF THE SKIN OR BODY, WHETHER RAW OR MANU-
FACTURED, OF THE FOLLOWING ANIMAL SPECIES: AFRICAN  ELEPHANT  (LOXODONTA
AFRICANA);  AFRICAN  LEOPARD  (PANTHERA  PARDUS); AFRICAN LION (PANTHERA
LEO); BLACK RHINOCEROS (DICEROS BICORNIS); AND WHITE  RHINOCEROS  (CERA-
TOTHERIUM SIMUM).
  2.  UNLESS  SUCH ACTIVITY IS PROHIBITED BY FEDERAL LAW, PARAGRAPH E OF
SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION 11-0103 OF THIS ARTICLE, OR SECTIONS 11-0512,
11-0535-A, OR 11-0536  OF  THIS  TITLE,  THE  FOLLOWING  EXCEPTIONS  AND
DEFENSES APPLY TO THE PROHIBITIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01045-09-8

S. 1883--B                          2

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