Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||
referred to environmental conservation
|Jan 11, 2021||
referred to environmental conservation
Assembly Bill A1783
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-A1783 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Assembly Environmental Conservation
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art 11 Title 27 §§11-2701 & 11-2703, En Con L
- Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
2021-A1783 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1783 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y January 11, 2021 ___________ 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 enacting the "monk parakeet protection act" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds that the monk parakeet has been existing in a wild, undomesticated state in New York since the late 1960s. The ancestors of the current flocks are believed to have been imported legally into the United States from their native land in Argentina. Since then, monk parakeets have established colonies in parts of New York city and lower Westchester county. Their colonies are small, and the population of monk parakeets seems to be rather stabilized over the past 20 years. It is estimated that there are less than 1,000 wild monk parakeets in the state of New York. Reports of poaching and less than humane regard for nesting sites have led to the need for formal protection of this species, which is recognized as non- native, but not currently categorized as invasive, according to the report Regulatory System for Non-native Species (New York Invasive Species Council, 2010). The purpose of this act is to protect the wild monk parakeet (a/k/a Quaker parakeet), the parrot species Myiopsitta monachus, living in a wild state in various parts of the state of New York. This act shall also provide humane methods of relocation or removal, especially where threat to human life, private or public prop- erty, or agricultural concerns, are imminent. § 2. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "monk parakeet protection act". § 3. Article 11 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new title 27 to read as follows: TITLE 27 MONK PARAKEET PROTECTION ACT EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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