Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 15, 2023||
referred to agriculture
Senate Bill S6905
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S6905 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S6905 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6905 SPONSOR: SKOUFIS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law and the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the use of primates in entertainment acts PURPOSE: This bill enacts the "Primate Protection Act" which prohibits the use of many primates in any type of entertainment act. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one: Provides that this act shall be known as the "Primate Protection Act." Section two: Describes legislative findings. Section three: Amends the agriculture and markets law by adding a new
2023-S6905 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6905 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 15, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law and the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the use of primates in entertainment acts THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "primate protection act". § 2. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that: a. primate abuse is a matter of worldwide concern, and the state as a recognized environmental leader should help assure the protection and welfare of primates; b. it is widely recognized that primates used for entertainment purposes ("entertainment primates") suffer physical and psychological harm due to the living conditions and treatment to which they are subjected, resulting in increased mortality with life spans only one- half as long as wild primates; c. entertainment primates live in conditions that are in no way simi- lar to their natural habitat, including an unnatural diet, restricted movement, inappropriate housing and a hostile climate; d. entertainment primates are subjected to confinement and social isolation, leading to physiological, behavioral and psychological impairments; e. entertainment primates transported into the state spend a signif- icant portion of their lives inside trucks, trains or trailers, enduring additional physical restrictions and social isolation; f. the use of primates in entertainment provides a false and inaccu- rate educational experience for children and adults, often including performance tricks that are never executed by primates in the wild and that are stressful or harmful to the animal; and EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11371-01-3
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