assembly Bill A716

2021-2022 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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Jan 05, 2022 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 06, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

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A716 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2814
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 11 Title 5 §11-0535-d, amd §71-0919, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A10287, S4686
2017-2018: A4010, S1883
2019-2020: A7556, S4325

A716 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A716 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    716
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, SIMON, GOTTFRIED -- read once and
   referred 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-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;
   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