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A00722 Summary:

BILL NOA00722
 
SAME ASSAME AS S04253
 
SPONSORGlick (MS)
 
COSPNSRCook, Rosenthal L, Englebright, Colton, D'Urso, McDonough, Simon, Ortiz, Dinowitz, Lifton
 
MLTSPNSREpstein, Hevesi
 
Amd 11-0901 & 71-0921, En Con L
 
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.
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A00722 Actions:

BILL NOA00722
 
01/09/2019referred to environmental conservation
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A00722 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                           722
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                       (Prefiled)
 
                                     January 9, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. GLICK, COOK, GALEF, L. ROSENTHAL, ENGLEBRIGHT,
          COLTON, D'URSO, McDONOUGH, SIMON, ORTIZ, DINOWITZ,  LIFTON  --  Multi-
          Sponsored  by -- M. of A. EPSTEIN, HEVESI -- read once and referred 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:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivisions 14, 15 and 16 of section 11-0901 of the  envi-
     2  ronmental  conservation law, subdivision 14 as renumbered by chapter 486
     3  of the laws of 1985, are renumbered subdivisions 15, 16 and 17 and a new
     4  subdivision 14 is added to read as follows:
     5    14. It shall be unlawful for any person to organize, sponsor, conduct,
     6  promote, or participate in  any  contest,  competition,  tournament,  or
     7  derby  with  the  objective  of taking or hunting wildlife for prizes or
     8  other inducement, or for entertainment.  Any wildlife injured during the
     9  course of a contest, competition,  tournament,  or  derby  conducted  in
    10  violation  of  this subdivision shall be transported to a licensed wild-
    11  life rehabilitator or veterinarian for treatment or humane euthanasia if
    12  best efforts to rehabilitate and release the animal fail. The remains of
    13  any wildlife killed during the course of a contest, competition, tourna-
    14  ment, or derby conducted in  violation  of  this  subdivision  shall  be
    15  forfeited  by every organizer, promoter, participant or any other person
    16  conducting or involved in  such  contest,  competition,  tournament,  or
    17  derby  and the remains of such wildlife shall become the property of the
    18  department.
    19    § 2. Section 71-0921 of the environmental conservation law is  amended
    20  by adding a new subdivision 10-a to read as follows:
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05042-01-9

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     1    10-a.  Violations  of  subdivision fourteen of section 11-0901 of this
     2  chapter  involving  unlawful  contests,  competitions,  tournaments  and
     3  derbys  to  take  wildlife. Each such misdemeanor shall be punishable by
     4  imprisonment for not more than one year or by a fine of  not  less  than
     5  five hundred dollars nor more than two thousand dollars, or by both such
     6  imprisonment and fine.
     7    § 3. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
     8  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
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