STATE OF NEW YORK
2023-2024 Regular Sessions
January 9, 2023
Introduced by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
Committee on Environmental Conservation
AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to
prohibiting the state's participation in artificial pheasant propa-
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
2 new section 11-0532 to read as follows:
3 § 11-0532. Artificial pheasant propagation.
4 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, or any other
5 law, rule or regulation to the contrary, it shall be unlawful for any
6 department or division of this state, or any political subdivision ther-
7 eof, to participate in or to promote the hatching, breeding, rearing,
8 propagating, possessing, purchasing, distributing, transporting, sell-
9 ing, exchanging, or giving away of artificially propagated pheasants or
10 to support, financially or in any other manner, through the Conservation
11 Fund or any other source, any program or activity involving artificially
12 propagated pheasants.
13 2. Additionally, any state-owned or operated pheasant production
14 facility shall be closed.
15 3. Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect rights
16 provided under section 11-1901 of this article.
17 § 2. This act shall take effect February 28, 2024.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.