senate Bill S4253B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Makes contests, competitions, tournaments and derbys to take wildlife unlawful

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 27, 2020 print number 4253b
Jan 27, 2020 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 08, 2020 referred to environmental conservation
May 17, 2019 print number 4253a
May 17, 2019 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Mar 05, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

Co-Sponsors

S4253 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9775
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11-0901 & 71-0921, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4074
2015-2016: S2634
2017-2018: S5148

S4253 - Summary

Provides that it shall be unlawful for any person to organize, sponsor, conduct, promote, or participate in any contest, competition, tournament or derby where the objective of such contest or competition is to take wildlife.

S4253 - Sponsor Memo

S4253 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4253

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 5, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. MARTINEZ -- 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
  making contests, competitions, tournaments and derbys to take wildlife
  unlawful

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 14, 15 and 16 of section 11-0901 of the  envi-
ronmental  conservation law, subdivision 14 as renumbered by chapter 486
of the laws of 1985, are renumbered subdivisions 15, 16 and 17 and a new
subdivision 14 is added to read as follows:
  14. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON TO ORGANIZE, SPONSOR, CONDUCT,
PROMOTE, OR PARTICIPATE IN  ANY  CONTEST,  COMPETITION,  TOURNAMENT,  OR
DERBY  WITH  THE  OBJECTIVE  OF TAKING OR HUNTING WILDLIFE FOR PRIZES OR
OTHER INDUCEMENT, OR FOR ENTERTAINMENT.  ANY WILDLIFE INJURED DURING THE
COURSE OF A CONTEST, COMPETITION,  TOURNAMENT,  OR  DERBY  CONDUCTED  IN
VIOLATION  OF  THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE TRANSPORTED TO A LICENSED WILD-
LIFE REHABILITATOR OR VETERINARIAN FOR TREATMENT OR HUMANE EUTHANASIA IF
BEST EFFORTS TO REHABILITATE AND RELEASE THE ANIMAL FAIL. THE REMAINS OF
ANY WILDLIFE KILLED DURING THE COURSE OF A CONTEST, COMPETITION, TOURNA-
MENT, OR DERBY CONDUCTED IN  VIOLATION  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL  BE
FORFEITED  BY EVERY ORGANIZER, PROMOTER, PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER PERSON
CONDUCTING OR INVOLVED IN  SUCH  CONTEST,  COMPETITION,  TOURNAMENT,  OR
DERBY  AND THE REMAINS OF SUCH WILDLIFE SHALL BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE
DEPARTMENT.
  § 2. Section 71-0921 of the environmental conservation law is  amended
by adding a new subdivision 10-a to read as follows:
  10-A.  VIOLATIONS  OF  SUBDIVISION FOURTEEN OF SECTION 11-0901 OF THIS
CHAPTER  INVOLVING  UNLAWFUL  CONTESTS,  COMPETITIONS,  TOURNAMENTS  AND
DERBYS  TO  TAKE  WILDLIFE. EACH SUCH MISDEMEANOR SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY
IMPRISONMENT FOR NOT MORE THAN ONE YEAR OR BY A FINE OF  NOT  LESS  THAN

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

Co-Sponsors

S4253A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9775
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11-0901 & 71-0921, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4074
2015-2016: S2634
2017-2018: S5148

S4253A - Summary

Provides that it shall be unlawful for any person to organize, sponsor, conduct, promote, or participate in any contest, competition, tournament or derby where the objective of such contest or competition is to take wildlife.

S4253A - Sponsor Memo

S4253A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4253--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 5, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MARTINEZ, HOYLMAN, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
  mental  Conservation  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  making contests, competitions, tournaments and derbys to take wildlife
  unlawful

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 14, 15 and 16 of section 11-0901 of the  envi-
ronmental  conservation law, subdivision 14 as renumbered by chapter 486
of the laws of 1985, are renumbered subdivisions 15, 16 and 17 and a new
subdivision 14 is added to read as follows:
  14. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON TO ORGANIZE, SPONSOR, CONDUCT,
PROMOTE, OR PARTICIPATE IN  ANY  CONTEST,  COMPETITION,  TOURNAMENT,  OR
DERBY  WITH  THE  OBJECTIVE  OF TAKING OR HUNTING WILDLIFE FOR PRIZES OR
OTHER INDUCEMENT, OR FOR ENTERTAINMENT.  ANY WILDLIFE INJURED DURING THE
COURSE OF A CONTEST, COMPETITION,  TOURNAMENT,  OR  DERBY  CONDUCTED  IN
VIOLATION  OF  THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE TRANSPORTED TO A LICENSED WILD-
LIFE REHABILITATOR OR VETERINARIAN FOR TREATMENT OR HUMANE EUTHANASIA IF
BEST EFFORTS TO REHABILITATE AND RELEASE THE ANIMAL FAIL. THE REMAINS OF
ANY WILDLIFE KILLED DURING THE COURSE OF A CONTEST, COMPETITION, TOURNA-
MENT, OR DERBY CONDUCTED IN  VIOLATION  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL  BE
FORFEITED  BY EVERY ORGANIZER, PROMOTER, PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER PERSON
CONDUCTING OR INVOLVED IN  SUCH  CONTEST,  COMPETITION,  TOURNAMENT,  OR
DERBY  AND THE REMAINS OF SUCH WILDLIFE SHALL BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE
DEPARTMENT. THE PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL  NOT  APPLY  TO
SPECIAL  DOG TRAINING AREAS OR FIELD TRIALS PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 11-0925
AND 11-0927 OF THIS TITLE.
  § 2. Section 71-0921 of the environmental conservation law is  amended
by adding a new subdivision 10-a to read as follows:

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

Co-Sponsors

S4253B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9775
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11-0901 & 71-0921, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4074
2015-2016: S2634
2017-2018: S5148

S4253B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that it shall be unlawful for any person to organize, sponsor, conduct, promote, or participate in any contest, competition, tournament or derby where the objective of such contest or competition is to take wildlife.

S4253B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4253B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4253--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 5, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MARTINEZ, ADDABBO, BIAGGI, HOYLMAN, SERRANO -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on Environmental Conservation -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee  --  recommitted to the Committee on Environmental Conservation in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  making contests, competitions, tournaments and derbys to take wildlife
  unlawful

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 14, 15 and 16 of section 11-0901 of the  envi-
ronmental  conservation law, subdivision 14 as renumbered by chapter 486
of the laws of 1985, are renumbered subdivisions 15, 16 and 17 and a new
subdivision 14 is added to read as follows:
  14. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON TO ORGANIZE, SPONSOR, CONDUCT,
PROMOTE, OR PARTICIPATE IN  ANY  CONTEST,  COMPETITION,  TOURNAMENT,  OR
DERBY  WITH  THE  OBJECTIVE  OF TAKING OR HUNTING WILDLIFE FOR PRIZES OR
OTHER INDUCEMENT, OR FOR ENTERTAINMENT.  ANY WILDLIFE INJURED DURING THE
COURSE OF A CONTEST, COMPETITION,  TOURNAMENT,  OR  DERBY  CONDUCTED  IN
VIOLATION  OF  THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE TRANSPORTED TO A LICENSED WILD-
LIFE REHABILITATOR OR VETERINARIAN FOR TREATMENT OR HUMANE EUTHANASIA IF
BEST EFFORTS TO REHABILITATE AND RELEASE THE ANIMAL FAIL. THE REMAINS OF
ANY WILDLIFE KILLED DURING THE COURSE OF A CONTEST, COMPETITION, TOURNA-
MENT, OR DERBY CONDUCTED IN  VIOLATION  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL  BE
FORFEITED  BY EVERY ORGANIZER, PROMOTER, PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER PERSON
CONDUCTING OR INVOLVED IN  SUCH  CONTEST,  COMPETITION,  TOURNAMENT,  OR
DERBY  AND THE REMAINS OF SUCH WILDLIFE SHALL BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE
DEPARTMENT. THE PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL  NOT  APPLY  TO

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

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