S04253 Summary:

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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S04253 Actions:

05/17/2019PRINT NUMBER 4253A
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S04253 Committee Votes:

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S04253 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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S04253 Memo:

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S04253 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                      March 5, 2019
        Introduced by Sens. MARTINEZ, HOYLMAN, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered
          printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
          mental  Conservation  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
        AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
          making contests, competitions, tournaments and derbys to take wildlife
          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. The provisions  of  this  subdivision  shall  not  apply  to
    19  special  dog training areas or field trials pursuant to sections 11-0925
    20  and 11-0927 of this title.
    21    § 2. Section 71-0921 of the environmental conservation law is  amended
    22  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.

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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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