senate Bill S5439

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibitions on fur products

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


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Jan 05, 2022 referred to consumer protection
Mar 05, 2021 referred to consumer protection

S5439 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A703
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-bbbb, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A5040

S5439 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to prohibitions on fur products; prohibits the manufacture, sale, display for sale, trade, giving, donating, or otherwise distributing of a fur product by any means in the state beginning twenty-four months after this act becomes a law.

S5439 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5439 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5439
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. BRISPORT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection
 
 AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to the prohibition
   on fur products
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
 399-bbbb to read as follows:
   §  399-BBBB. PROHIBITION ON FUR PRODUCTS. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
 LAW, RULE OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY,  BEGINNING  TWENTY-FOUR  MONTHS
 AFTER THIS SECTION TAKES EFFECT, IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL TO SELL, OFFER FOR
 SALE,  DISPLAY  FOR SALE, TRADE, GIVE, DONATE, OR OTHERWISE DISTRIBUTE A
 FUR PRODUCT BY ANY MEANS IN THE STATE.
   2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER LAW, RULE OR REGULATION TO THE  CONTRARY,
 BEGINNING  TWENTY-FOUR  MONTHS AFTER THIS SECTION TAKES EFFECT, IT SHALL
 BE UNLAWFUL TO MANUFACTURE A FUR PRODUCT IN THE STATE.
   3. SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO THE SALE,  OFFER
 FOR SALE, DISPLAY FOR SALE, TRADE, GIFT, DONATION, OR OTHER DISTRIBUTION
 OF USED FUR PRODUCTS BY A PERSON NOT NORMALLY ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS OF
 SELLING  FUR  PRODUCTS,  NON-PROFIT  ORGANIZATION, OR SECOND-HAND STORES
 INCLUDING PAWN SHOPS.
   4. SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO THE  MANUFACTURE
 OF ANY FUR PRODUCT USING FUR SOURCED EXCLUSIVELY FROM USED FUR PRODUCTS.
   5.  NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISIONS ONE AND TWO OF THIS
 SECTION, THE MANUFACTURE AND SALE OF FUR PRODUCTS SHALL NOT BE PROHIBIT-
 ED WHEN SUCH MANUFACTURE AND SALE IS FOR THE EXCLUSIVE  DISTRIBUTION  TO
 AND  USE BY PERSONS WHO PURCHASE SUCH PRODUCTS IN ORDER TO CONFORM TO OR
 COMPLY WITH A RELIGIOUS OR CULTURAL PRACTICE.
   6. THE FINE FOR A VIOLATION OF  THIS  SECTION  SHALL  BE  UP  TO  FIVE
 HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR A FIRST VIOLATION; UP TO SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS
 FOR  A  SECOND  VIOLATION; AND UP TO ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR EACH ADDI-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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