senate Bill S6643

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Makes contests, competitions, tournaments and derbys to take wildlife unlawful

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Jan 05, 2022 referred to environmental conservation
May 11, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

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S6643 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5746
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11-0901 & 71-0921, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4074
2015-2016: S2634
2017-2018: S5148
2019-2020: S4253, A9775

S6643 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that it shall be unlawful for any person to organize, sponsor, conduct, promote, or participate in any contest, competition, tournament or derby where the objective of such contest or competition is to take wildlife.

S6643 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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