assembly Bill A11144

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits certain wildlife and fish from being imported into the state; and relates to live animal markets

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Nov 06, 2020 referred to environmental conservation

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A11144 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §11-1710, En Con L; add Art 22-A §§270 - 272, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A2054

A11144 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits certain wildlife and fish from being imported into the state in order to protect public health and safety, native wildlife and fish, and the agricultural interests of the state; relates to the operation of live animal markets.

A11144 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   11144
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             November 6, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  COMMITTEE  ON  RULES  --  (at request of M. of A. Simon,
   Magnarelli, McDonough, Taylor)  --  read  once  and  referred  to  the
   Committee on Environmental Conservation
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
   prohibiting certain wildlife and fish from  being  imported  into  the
   state;  and  to  amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to
   live animal markets
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
 new section 11-1710 to read as follows:
 § 11-1710. PROHIBITED IMPORT OF WILDLIFE AND FISH.
   1. (A) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROMULGATE A LIST BY RULE  OR  REGULATION,
 NO  LATER  THAN DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-ONE, OF WILD-
 LIFE AND FISH THAT SHALL NOT BE IMPORTED OR TRANSPORTED INTO THIS STATE.
 THE LIST ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL INCLUDE ALL BAT,
 RODENT AND PRIMATE SPECIES, UNLESS AND UNTIL A FINDING IS MADE  PURSUANT
 TO PARAGRAPH (C) OF THIS SUBDIVISION THAT THE IMPORTATION RESTRICTION ON
 A SPECIES IS NOT NECESSARY.
   (B)  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL  ADD A WILDLIFE ANIMAL OR FISH TO THE LIST
 CREATED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION IF  IT  DETERMINES
 THAT  PROHIBITING  THE IMPORTATION OR TRANSPORTATION OF SUCH WILDLIFE OR
 FISH INTO THE STATE IS NECESSARY TO PROTECT PUBLIC  HEALTH  AND  SAFETY,
 NATIVE WILDLIFE OR FISH, OR AGRICULTURAL INTERESTS OF THE STATE.
   (C)  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL  REMOVE A WILDLIFE ANIMAL OR FISH FROM THE
 LIST CREATED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION IF IT  DETER-
 MINES  THAT  PROHIBITING THE IMPORTATION OR TRANSPORTATION OF SUCH WILD-
 LIFE OR FISH INTO THE STATE IS NOT NECESSARY TO  PROTECT  PUBLIC  HEALTH
 AND  SAFETY,  NATIVE  WILDLIFE OR FISH, OR AGRICULTURAL INTERESTS OF THE
 STATE.
   (D) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PUBLISH THE LIST CREATED  PURSUANT  TO  PARA-
 GRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION ON ITS WEBSITE.
   2.  (A)  THE DEPARTMENT SHALL IMMEDIATELY SUSPEND ANY EXISTING LICENSE
 OR AUTHORIZATION, AND SHALL NOT ISSUE ANY NEW LICENSE OR  AUTHORIZATION,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets