senate Bill S2098B

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Enacts the "elephant protection act" to prohibit the use of elephants in entertainment acts

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 19, 2017 signed chap.333
Oct 11, 2017 delivered to governor
Jun 06, 2017 returned to senate
passed assembly
Jun 05, 2017 ordered to third reading cal.483
substituted for a464b
May 23, 2017 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 16, 2017 amended on third reading 2098b
May 15, 2017 advanced to third reading
amended (t) 2098a
May 10, 2017 2nd report cal.
May 09, 2017 1st report cal.775
Jan 12, 2017 referred to agriculture

Co-Sponsors

S2098 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A464B
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §380, Ag & Mkts L; add §11-0540, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S7805, A10171

S2098 - Summary

Enacts the "elephant protection act" to prohibit the use of elephants in entertainment acts.

S2098 - Sponsor Memo

S2098 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2098

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MURPHY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to  prohib-
  iting the use of elephants in entertainment acts

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "elephant protection act".
  S 2. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that:
  a. elephant abuse is a matter of worldwide concern, and the state as a
recognized  environmental  leader  should help assure the protection and
welfare of elephants;
  b. it is widely  recognized  that  elephants  used  for  entertainment
purposes  ("entertainment  elephants") suffer physical and psychological
harm due to the living  conditions  and  treatment  to  which  they  are
subjected,  resulting  in  increased mortality with life spans only one-
half as long as wild elephants;
  c. entertainment elephants are  trained  with  cruel  techniques  that
involve  the  use  of  objects to control and punish, such as bullhooks,
electric shocks, metal bars, whips, chaining, and other forms  of  phys-
ical restriction and painful coercion;
  d. entertainment elephants live in conditions that are in no way simi-
lar  to  their  natural habitat, including an unnatural diet, restricted
movement, inappropriate housing and a hostile climate;
  e. entertainment elephants are subjected  to  confinement  and  social
isolation,   leading  to  physiological,  behavioral  and  psychological
impairments;
  f. entertainment elephants transported into the state spend a  signif-
icant portion of their lives inside trucks, trains or trailers, enduring
additional physical restrictions and social isolation;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02319-01-7

Co-Sponsors

S2098A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A464B
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §380, Ag & Mkts L; add §11-0540, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S7805, A10171

S2098A - Summary

Enacts the "elephant protection act" to prohibit the use of elephants in entertainment acts.

S2098A - Sponsor Memo

S2098A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2098--A
    Cal. No. 775

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MURPHY, BOYLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee on Agriculture --
  reported favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second
  report,  amended  on second report, ordered to a third reading, and to
  be reprinted as amended, retaining its place in  the  order  of  third
  reading

AN  ACT  to  amend the agriculture and markets law and the environmental
  conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the use of  elephants  in
  entertainment acts

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "elephant protection act".
  S 2. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that:
  a. elephant abuse is a matter of worldwide concern, and the state as a
recognized  environmental  leader  should help assure the protection and
welfare of elephants;
  b. it is widely  recognized  that  elephants  used  for  entertainment
purposes  ("entertainment  elephants") suffer physical and psychological
harm due to the living  conditions  and  treatment  to  which  they  are
subjected,  resulting  in  increased mortality with life spans only one-
half as long as wild elephants;
  c. entertainment elephants are  trained  with  cruel  techniques  that
involve  the  use  of  objects to control and punish, such as bullhooks,
electric shocks, metal bars, whips, chaining, and other forms  of  phys-
ical restriction and painful coercion;
  d. entertainment elephants live in conditions that are in no way simi-
lar  to  their  natural habitat, including an unnatural diet, restricted
movement, inappropriate housing and a hostile climate;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02319-12-7

Co-Sponsors

S2098B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A464B
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §380, Ag & Mkts L; add §11-0540, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S7805, A10171

S2098B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "elephant protection act" to prohibit the use of elephants in entertainment acts.

S2098B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2098B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2098--B
    Cal. No. 775

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MURPHY, BOYLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee on Agriculture --
  reported favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second
  report,  amended  on second report, ordered to a third reading, and to
  be reprinted as amended, retaining its place in  the  order  of  third
  reading -- again amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in
  the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend the agriculture and markets law and the environmental
  conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the use of  elephants  in
  entertainment acts

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "elephant protection act".
  S 2. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that:
  a. elephant abuse is a matter of worldwide concern, and the state as a
recognized  environmental  leader  should help assure the protection and
welfare of elephants;
  b. it is widely  recognized  that  elephants  used  for  entertainment
purposes  ("entertainment  elephants") suffer physical and psychological
harm due to the living  conditions  and  treatment  to  which  they  are
subjected,  resulting  in  increased mortality with life spans only one-
half as long as wild elephants;
  c. entertainment elephants are  trained  with  cruel  techniques  that
involve  the  use  of  objects to control and punish, such as bullhooks,
electric shocks, metal bars, whips, chaining, and other forms  of  phys-
ical restriction and painful coercion;
  d. entertainment elephants live in conditions that are in no way simi-
lar  to  their  natural habitat, including an unnatural diet, restricted
movement, inappropriate housing and a hostile climate;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02319-18-7

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