Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||
referred to environmental conservation
|May 11, 2021||
referred to environmental conservation
Senate Bill S6643
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S6643 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S6643 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6643 SPONSOR: KENNEDY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to making contests, competitions, tournaments and derbys to take wildlife unlawful PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill will make it unlawful for any person to organize, sponsor, conduct, promote or participate in any contest, competition, tournament, or derby with the objective of taking or hunting wildlife for prizes for other inducement, or for entertainment. This does not include contests for hunting white-tailed deer, turkey, bear, or fishing contests. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one. Subdivisions 14, 15 and 16 of section 11-0901 of the envi- ronmental conservation law, subdivision 14 as renumbered by chapter 486 of the laws of 1985, are renumbered subdivisions 15, 16, and 17 and a
2021-S6643 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6643 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 11, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- 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 making contests, competitions, tournaments and derbys to take wildlife unlawful THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 14, 15 and 16 of section 11-0901 of the envi- ronmental conservation law, subdivision 14 as renumbered by chapter 486 of the laws of 1985, are renumbered subdivisions 15, 16 and 17 and a new subdivision 14 is added to read as follows: 14. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON TO ORGANIZE, SPONSOR, CONDUCT, PROMOTE, OR PARTICIPATE IN ANY CONTEST, COMPETITION, TOURNAMENT, OR DERBY WITH THE OBJECTIVE OF TAKING OR HUNTING WILDLIFE FOR PRIZES OR OTHER INDUCEMENT, OR FOR ENTERTAINMENT. THE REMAINS OF ANY WILDLIFE KILLED DURING THE COURSE OF A CONTEST, COMPETITION, TOURNAMENT, OR DERBY CONDUCTED IN VIOLATION OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE FORFEITED BY EVERY ORGANIZER, PROMOTER, PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER PERSON CONDUCTING OR INVOLVED IN SUCH CONTEST, COMPETITION, TOURNAMENT, OR DERBY AND THE REMAINS OF SUCH WILDLIFE SHALL BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT APPLY TO: (A) ANY CONTEST, COMPETITION, TOURNAMENT, OR DERBY WITH THE OBJECT OF TAKING OR HUNTING WHITE-TAILED DEER, TURKEY, OR BEAR; OR (B) SPECIAL DOG TRAINING AREAS OR FIELD TRIALS PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 11-0925 AND 11-0927 OF THIS TITLE, OR ANY SIMILAR CANINE PERFORMANCE EVENTS. § 2. Section 71-0921 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new subdivision 10-a to read as follows: 10-A. VIOLATIONS OF SUBDIVISION FOURTEEN OF SECTION 11-0901 OF THIS CHAPTER INVOLVING UNLAWFUL CONTESTS, COMPETITIONS, TOURNAMENTS AND DERBYS TO TAKE WILDLIFE. EACH SUCH VIOLATION SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF NOT LESS THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS NOR MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS. § 3. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed- ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
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