assembly Bill A8733

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting the use of leg-gripping traps

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to environmental conservation
Nov 25, 2019 referred to environmental conservation


A8733 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11-1101, 11-1901 & 11-1903, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2021-2022: A3467, A9320, S4459
2023-2024: A110, S1619

A8733 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the use of leg-gripping traps.

A8733 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            November 25, 2019

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

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  prohibiting the use of leg-gripping traps


  Section 1. Subdivisions 5 and 6 of section  11-1101  of  the  environ-
mental  conservation  law, subdivision 6 as amended by chapter 47 of the
laws of 1975, subparagraph (b)  of  paragraph  b  of  subdivision  6  as
amended  by chapter 911 of the laws of 1990, and paragraph a of subdivi-
sion 6 as amended and paragraph c of such subdivision as added by  chap-
ter 605 of the laws of 1991, are amended to read as follows:
  5.  Except  as  provided in subdivision 1 or 2 of section 11-0523 with
respect to destructive and menacing wildlife, no person shall (a) set or
use a trap of the leg-gripping type [having teeth in the jaws]; (b)  set
a trap so that wildlife when caught is suspended; (c) use, locate or set
a  snare  or  a  device consisting of a noose of any material whereby an
animal may be taken.
  6. a. No person shall set or use a trap of the leg-gripping type  [(a)
having a spread of jaws exceeding 7 1/4" measured at right angles to the
axis  upon  which the jaws operate and excluding the gripping surface of
each jaw, when used under water during  the  open  season  for  trapping
beaver  or otter, or (b) in any other case], except as provided in title
5 or in section 11-1109[, having a spread of jaws exceeding 5-3/4" as so
  b. No person shall set or use a body gripping type trap with a  dimen-
sion of more than 7-1/2 inches except:
  (a)  when used in water during the open season for trapping beaver and
otter; or
  (b) as further permitted by the department by regulation.

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