senate Bill S4289

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting the taking of zoo, petting zoo, carnival or circus animals

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to environmental conservation
Mar 06, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

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S4289 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A912
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §11-1908, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S4452, A4378
2017-2018: S2471, A4186

S4289 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the taking of zoo, petting zoo, carnival or circus animals; provides that violations shall be punishable by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars nor more than two thousand dollars.

S4289 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4289 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4289

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. LAVALLE, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental
  Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  prohibiting the taking of zoo, petting zoo, carnival or circus animals

  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 11-1908 to read as follows:
§  11-1908. PROHIBITS THE TAKING OF ZOO, PETTING ZOO, CARNIVAL OR CIRCUS
             ANIMALS.
  1. NO PERSON SHALL TAKE, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION THIRTEEN OF SECTION
11-0103 OF THIS ARTICLE, AN ANIMAL THAT SUCH PERSON KNOWS OR HAS  REASON
TO  KNOW  IS  PRESENTLY  OR  WAS  FORMERLY A PART OF A ZOO, PETTING ZOO,
CARNIVAL, OR CIRCUS.
  2. NO ZOO, PETTING ZOO, CARNIVAL, OR CIRCUS OR ANY PERSON LICENSED  OR
REQUIRED  TO BE LICENSED AS AN EXHIBITOR UNDER THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT, 7
USC SECTION 2131 ET SEQ., SHALL SELL, OFFER FOR SALE, DISTRIBUTE, BARTER
OR DONATE ANY ANIMAL WHEREIN SUCH ANIMAL MAY BE INTENTIONALLY TAKEN.
  3. NO PERSON WHO OWNS, OPERATES, OR MANAGES A FACILITY INCLUDING,  BUT
NOT  LIMITED  TO A FACILITY THAT HARBORS NON-NATIVE BIG GAME MAMMALS, OR
ANY OTHER FACILITY THAT PERMITS THE TAKING OF  ANIMALS  SHALL  PURCHASE,
ACCEPT  OR RECEIVE ANY ANIMAL SUCH PERSON KNOWS OR HAS REASON TO KNOW IS
PRESENTLY OR WAS FORMERLY A PART OF A ZOO,  PETTING  ZOO,  CARNIVAL,  OR
CIRCUS.
  4.  VIOLATIONS  OF  THIS  SECTION SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF NOT
LESS THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS NOR MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS.
  5. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL PREEMPT A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION  FROM
ENACTING  MORE  RESTRICTIVE  LAWS,  ORDINANCES  OR REGULATIONS GOVERNING
ANIMALS IN ZOOS, PETTING ZOOS, CARNIVALS, OR CIRCUSES.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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