|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 13, 2023||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S1619
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1619 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1619 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1619 SPONSOR: ADDABBO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the use of leg-gripping traps PURPOSE: To prohibit the use of wildlife leg-gripping traps. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends subdivisions 5 and 6 of 11-1101 of the environmental conservation law. Section two amends subdivision 7 of section 11-1901 of the environmental conservation law. Section three amends subdivision 9 of section 11-1903 of the environ- mental conservation law.
S1619 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1619 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 13, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. ADDABBO, BRISPORT -- 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 use of leg-gripping traps THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 5 and 6 of section 11-1101 of the environ- mental conservation law, subdivision 6 as amended by chapter 47 of the laws of 1975, subparagraph (b) of paragraph b of subdivision 6 as amended by chapter 911 of the laws of 1990, and paragraph a of subdivi- sion 6 as amended and paragraph c of such subdivision as added by chap- ter 605 of the laws of 1991, are amended to read as follows: 5. Except as provided in subdivision 1 or 2 of section 11-0523 with respect to destructive and menacing wildlife, no person shall (a) set or use a trap of the leg-gripping type [having teeth in the jaws]; (b) set a trap so that wildlife when caught is suspended; (c) use, locate or set a snare or a device consisting of a noose of any material whereby an animal may be taken. 6. a. No person shall set or use a trap of the leg-gripping type [(a) having a spread of jaws exceeding 7 1/4" measured at right angles to the axis upon which the jaws operate and excluding the gripping surface of each jaw, when used under water during the open season for trapping beaver or otter, or (b) in any other case], except as provided in title 5 or in section 11-1109[, having a spread of jaws exceeding 5-3/4" as so measured]. b. No person shall set or use a body gripping type trap with a dimen- sion of more than 7-1/2 inches except: (a) when used in water during the open season for trapping beaver and otter; or (b) as further permitted by the department by regulation. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01259-01-3
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