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A00508 Summary:

SPONSORRosenthal L
Add §11-0532, En Con L
Prohibits the state's participation in artificial pheasant propagation activities; closes any state-owned or operated pheasant production facility.
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A00508 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     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-
          gation activities

          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.
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