senate Bill S4325

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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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 29, 2020 print number 4325a
May 29, 2020 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 08, 2020 referred to environmental conservation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 12, 2019 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1311
committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 07, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

Co-Sponsors

S4325 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 11 Title 5 §11-0535-b, amd §71-0919, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S4686
2017-2018: S1883
2021-2022: S2814

S4325 - Summary

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

S4325 - Sponsor Memo

S4325 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4325

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 7, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- 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
  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

S4325A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 11 Title 5 §11-0535-b, amd §71-0919, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S4686
2017-2018: S1883
2021-2022: S2814

S4325A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S4325A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4325A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4325--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 7, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SEPULVEDA,  MARTINEZ,  SERRANO  -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Environmental Conservation -- recommitted to the Committee on Environ-
  mental  Conservation  in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 --
  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;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01362-04-0

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