senate Bill S2814

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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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 20, 2021 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 12, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2021 1st report cal.975
Jan 25, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

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May 10, 2021 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

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Absent
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: May 10, 2021

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S2814 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A716
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: S4686, A10287
2017-2018: S1883, A4010
2019-2020: S4325, A7556

S2814 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S2814 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2814 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2814
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. SEPULVEDA, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered print-
   ed, 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-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
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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