senate Bill S7542

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Makes animal killing contests, competitions, tournaments and derbys unlawful

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 10, 2020 advanced to third reading
Mar 04, 2020 2nd report cal.
Mar 03, 2020 1st report cal.543
Jan 24, 2020 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Mar 3, 2020 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S7542
7
3
committee
7
Aye
3
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Mar 3, 2020

aye wr (1)

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S7542 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A722
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11-0901 & 71-0921, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A2559
2011-2012: A3509
2013-2014: A3661
2015-2016: A3855
2017-2018: A4116

S7542 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that it shall be unlawful for any person to organize, sponsor, conduct, promote, or participate in any animal killing contest, competition, tournament or derby where the objective of such contest or competition is to take the largest number of small game, wild birds, other than wild turkeys, and domestic game birds.

S7542 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7542 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7542

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2020
                               ___________

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  animal  killing contests, competitions, tournaments and derbys
  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 THE LARGEST  NUMBER  OF  SMALL  GAME,
WILD  BIRDS, OTHER THAN WILD TURKEYS, AND DOMESTIC GAME BIRDS FOR PRIZES
OR OTHER INDUCEMENT, OR FOR ENTERTAINMENT.  ANY SMALL GAME, WILD  BIRDS,
OTHER THAN TURKEYS, AND DOMESTIC GAME BIRDS INJURED DURING THE COURSE OF
A  CONTEST,  COMPETITION, TOURNAMENT, OR DERBY CONDUCTED IN VIOLATION OF
THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE TRANSPORTED TO A LICENSED WILDLIFE REHABILITA-
TOR OR VETERINARIAN FOR TREATMENT OR HUMANE EUTHANASIA IF  BEST  EFFORTS
TO  REHABILITATE  AND  RELEASE THE ANIMAL FAIL. THE REMAINS OF ANY SMALL
GAME, WILD BIRDS, OTHER THAN TURKEYS, AND  DOMESTIC  GAME  BIRDS  KILLED
DURING  THE  COURSE  OF  A  CONTEST,  COMPETITION,  TOURNAMENT, 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 SMALL GAME, WILD BIRDS, OTHER THAN TURKEYS, AND DOMESTIC
GAME  BIRDS  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, OR
SIMILAR CANINE PERFORMANCE EVENTS.
  § 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.

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