|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 07, 2023||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S4363
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
S4363 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4363 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4363 SPONSOR: FERNANDEZ TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the issuance of permits authorizing the use of wild animals in circuses or traveling animal acts PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To prohibit the use of wild animals in circuses. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the environmental conservation law by adding a new section 11-0541 which prohibits the issuance of permits by the Depart- ment of Environmental Conservation authorizing the exhibition of wild animals in circuses. This prohibition does not apply to zoos or wildlife sanctuaries. Section 2 sets the effective date.
S4363 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4363 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 7, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FERNANDEZ -- 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 issuance of permits authorizing the use of wild animals in circuses or traveling animal acts THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new section 11-0541 to read as follows: § 11-0541. PROHIBITION ON THE ISSUANCE OF PERMITS AUTHORIZING THE USE OF WILD ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES OR TRAVELING ANIMAL ACTS. 1. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT ISSUE A PERMIT OR LICENSE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, AN EDUCATION OR EXHIBITION PERMIT OR AN ENDANGERED OR THREATENED SPECIES LICENSE, AUTHORIZING THE EXHIBITION OF A WILD ANIMAL IN A CIRCUS NOTWITHSTANDING A VALID UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICUL- TURE LICENSE, OR A TRAVELING ANIMAL ACT. 2. SUCH A PROHIBITION SHALL NOT APPLY TO: A. A FACILITY ACCREDITED BY THE ASSOCIATION OF ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS; B. A WILDLIFE SANCTUARY. 3. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "TRAVELING ANIMAL ACT" SHALL MEAN ANY PERFORMANCE OF WILD ANIMALS WHERE SUCH ANIMALS ARE TRANSPORTED TO, FROM, OR BETWEEN LOCATIONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH PERFORMANCE; AND (B) "PERFORMANCE" SHALL MEAN ANY EXHIBITION OR PUBLIC SHOWING IN WHICH WILD ANIMALS ARE REQUIRED TO PERFORM TRICKS, GIVE RIDES, OR PARTICIPATE AS ACCOMPANIMENTS FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT, AMUSEMENT, OR BENEFIT OF A LIVE AUDIENCE. § 2. This act shall take effect December 31, 2024. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06973-01-3
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