senate Bill S4840

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits the issuance of permits authorizing the use of wild animals in circuses or traveling animal acts

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Current 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
May 13, 2021 print number 4840b
May 13, 2021 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Mar 02, 2021 print number 4840a
Mar 02, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to environmental conservation
Feb 16, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

S4840 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §11-0541, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7718
2019-2020: S5408

S4840 - Summary

Prohibits the issuance of permits authorizing the use of wild animals in circuses or traveling animal acts; excepts a wildlife sanctuary and a facility accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

S4840 - Sponsor Memo

S4840 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4840
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- 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  issuance  of  permits  authorizing  the  use of wild
   animals in circuses

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
 new section 11-0541 to read as follows:
 § 11-0541. PROHIBITION ON THE ISSUANCE OF PERMITS AUTHORIZING THE USE OF
              WILD ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES.
   1. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT ISSUE A PERMIT OR LICENSE, INCLUDING,  BUT
 NOT  LIMITED  TO,  AN EDUCATION OR EXHIBITION PERMIT OR AN ENDANGERED OR
 THREATENED SPECIES LICENSE, AUTHORIZING THE EXHIBITION OF A WILD  ANIMAL
 IN  A  CIRCUS, NOTWITHSTANDING A VALID UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRI-
 CULTURE LICENSE.
   2. SUCH A PROHIBITION SHALL NOT APPLY TO:
   A. AN ACCREDITED ZOO ACCREDITED BY THE ASSOCIATION OF ZOOS AND AQUARI-
 UMS;
   B. A WILDLIFE SANCTUARY.
   § 2. This act shall take effect December 31, 2022.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08321-01-1


S4840A - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §11-0541, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7718
2019-2020: S5408

S4840A - Summary

Prohibits the issuance of permits authorizing the use of wild animals in circuses or traveling animal acts; excepts a wildlife sanctuary and a facility accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

S4840A - Sponsor Memo

S4840A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4840--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
   -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
   and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
   prohibiting the issuance  of  permits  authorizing  the  use  of  wild
   animals in circuses or traveling animal acts
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by  adding  a
 new section 11-0541 to read as follows:
 § 11-0541. PROHIBITION ON THE ISSUANCE OF PERMITS AUTHORIZING THE USE OF
              WILD ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES OR TRAVELING ANIMAL ACTS.
   1.  THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT ISSUE A PERMIT OR LICENSE, INCLUDING, BUT
 NOT LIMITED TO, AN EDUCATION OR EXHIBITION PERMIT OR  AN  ENDANGERED  OR
 THREATENED  SPECIES LICENSE, AUTHORIZING THE EXHIBITION OF A WILD ANIMAL
 IN A CIRCUS, NOTWITHSTANDING A VALID UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT  OF  AGRI-
 CULTURE LICENSE, OR A TRAVELING ANIMAL ACT.
   2. SUCH A PROHIBITION SHALL NOT APPLY TO:
   A. AN ACCREDITED ZOO ACCREDITED BY THE ASSOCIATION OF ZOOS AND AQUARI-
 UMS;
   B. A WILDLIFE SANCTUARY.
   3. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE
 FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   A.  "TRAVELING  ANIMAL ACT" SHALL MEAN ANY PERFORMANCE OF WILD ANIMALS
 WHERE SUCH ANIMALS ARE TRANSPORTED TO, FROM, OR  BETWEEN  LOCATIONS  FOR
 THE PURPOSE OF SUCH PERFORMANCE; AND
   B.  "PERFORMANCE" SHALL MEAN ANY EXHIBITION OR PUBLIC SHOWING IN WHICH
 WILD ANIMALS ARE REQUIRED TO PERFORM TRICKS, GIVE RIDES, OR  PARTICIPATE
 AS ACCOMPANIMENTS FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT, AMUSEMENT, OR BENEFIT OF A LIVE
 AUDIENCE.
   § 2. This act shall take effect December 31, 2022.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

S4840B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §11-0541, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7718
2019-2020: S5408

S4840B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the issuance of permits authorizing the use of wild animals in circuses or traveling animal acts; excepts a wildlife sanctuary and a facility accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

S4840B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4840B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4840--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
   -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
   and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged, bill
   amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
   tee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
   prohibiting the issuance  of  permits  authorizing  the  use  of  wild
   animals in circuses or traveling animal acts
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by  adding  a
 new section 11-0541 to read as follows:
 § 11-0541. PROHIBITION ON THE ISSUANCE OF PERMITS AUTHORIZING THE USE OF
              WILD ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES OR TRAVELING ANIMAL ACTS.
   1.  THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT ISSUE A PERMIT OR LICENSE, INCLUDING, BUT
 NOT LIMITED TO, AN EDUCATION OR EXHIBITION PERMIT OR  AN  ENDANGERED  OR
 THREATENED  SPECIES LICENSE, AUTHORIZING THE EXHIBITION OF A WILD ANIMAL
 IN A CIRCUS NOTWITHSTANDING A VALID UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICUL-
 TURE LICENSE, OR A TRAVELING ANIMAL ACT.
   2. SUCH A PROHIBITION SHALL NOT APPLY TO:
   A. A FACILITY ACCREDITED BY THE ASSOCIATION OF ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS;
   B. A WILDLIFE SANCTUARY.
   3. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE
 FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (A) "TRAVELING ANIMAL ACT" SHALL MEAN ANY PERFORMANCE OF WILD  ANIMALS
 WHERE  SUCH  ANIMALS  ARE TRANSPORTED TO, FROM, OR BETWEEN LOCATIONS FOR
 THE PURPOSE OF SUCH PERFORMANCE; AND
   (B) "PERFORMANCE" SHALL MEAN ANY EXHIBITION OR PUBLIC SHOWING IN WHICH
 WILD ANIMALS ARE REQUIRED TO PERFORM TRICKS, GIVE RIDES, OR  PARTICIPATE
 AS ACCOMPANIMENTS FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT, AMUSEMENT, OR BENEFIT OF A LIVE
 AUDIENCE.
   § 2. This act shall take effect December 31, 2022.
 

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