assembly Bill A7556A

2019-2020 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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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 28, 2020 print number 7556a
May 28, 2020 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 08, 2020 referred to environmental conservation
May 09, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

Co-Sponsors

A7556 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4325
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 11 Title 5 §11-0535-d, amd §71-0919, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A10287, S4686
2017-2018: A4010, S1883
2021-2022: A716, S2814

A7556 - Summary

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

A7556 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7556

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, SIMON -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Environmental Conservation

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".
  §  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:
§ 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:
  A.  THE  PART  OR PRODUCT WAS LOCATED OR POSSESSED WITHIN THE STATE OF
NEW YORK PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION AND THE LEGAL OWNER
HAS OBTAINED A CERTIFICATE OF POSSESSION FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE;
  B. THE PART OR PRODUCT IS TO BE MADE PART OF A TEMPORARY OR  PERMANENT
COLLECTION OF A MUSEUM CHARTERED BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS PURSUANT TO THE
EDUCATION  LAW  OR  TO A MUSEUM AUTHORIZED BY A SPECIAL CHARTER FROM THE
LEGISLATURE OF THIS STATE, PROVIDED THAT THE ARTICLE IS  NOT  THEREAFTER

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01362-01-9

Co-Sponsors

A7556A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4325
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 11 Title 5 §11-0535-d, amd §71-0919, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A10287, S4686
2017-2018: A4010, S1883
2021-2022: A716, S2814

A7556A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A7556A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7556--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, SIMON, GOTTFRIED -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation -- recommitted
  to the Committee on  Environmental  Conservation  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
  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".
  § 2. Title 5 of Article 11 of the environmental  conservation  law  is
amended by adding a new section 11-0535-d to read as follows:
§ 11-0535-D. 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); WHITE RHINOCEROS (CERATOTHER-
IUM SIMUM); AND AFRICAN GIRAFFE (GIRAFFA CAMELOPARDALIS).
  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:
  A.  THE  PART  OR PRODUCT WAS LOCATED OR POSSESSED WITHIN THE STATE OF
NEW YORK PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION AND THE LEGAL OWNER
HAS OBTAINED A CERTIFICATE OF POSSESSION FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE;
  B. THE PART OR PRODUCT IS TO BE MADE PART OF A TEMPORARY OR  PERMANENT
COLLECTION OF A MUSEUM CHARTERED BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS PURSUANT TO THE

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