senate Bill S4459

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of leg-gripping traps

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to environmental conservation
Feb 04, 2021 referred to environmental conservation


S4459 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11-1101, 11-1901 & 11-1903, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S7550, A8733
2023-2024: S1619, A110, A3471

S4459 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the use of leg-gripping traps.

S4459 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4459 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             February 4, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- 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
   prohibiting the use of leg-gripping traps
   Section 1. Subdivisions 5 and 6 of section  11-1101  of  the  environ-
 mental  conservation  law, subdivision 6 as amended by chapter 47 of the
 laws of 1975, subparagraph (b)  of  paragraph  b  of  subdivision  6  as
 amended  by chapter 911 of the laws of 1990, and paragraph a of subdivi-
 sion 6 as amended and paragraph c of such subdivision as added by  chap-
 ter 605 of the laws of 1991, are amended to read as follows:
   5.  Except  as  provided in subdivision 1 or 2 of section 11-0523 with
 respect to destructive and menacing wildlife, no person shall (a) set or
 use a trap of the leg-gripping type [having teeth in the jaws]; (b)  set
 a trap so that wildlife when caught is suspended; (c) use, locate or set
 a  snare  or  a  device consisting of a noose of any material whereby an
 animal may be taken.
   6. a. No person shall set or use a trap of the leg-gripping type  [(a)
 having a spread of jaws exceeding 7 1/4" measured at right angles to the
 axis  upon  which the jaws operate and excluding the gripping surface of
 each jaw, when used under water during  the  open  season  for  trapping
 beaver  or otter, or (b) in any other case], except as provided in title
 5 or in section 11-1109[, having a spread of jaws exceeding 5-3/4" as so
   b. No person shall set or use a body gripping type trap with a  dimen-
 sion of more than 7-1/2 inches except:
   (a)  when used in water during the open season for trapping beaver and
 otter; or
   (b) as further permitted by the department by regulation.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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