Senate Bill S3302

2023-2024 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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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S3302 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A584
Current Committee:
Senate 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
2021-2022: S2814, A716

2023-S3302 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

2023-S3302 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S3302 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   3302
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 30, 2023
                                ___________
 
 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,  AND  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.
                                                            LBD00696-01-3
              

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