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A01492 Summary:

BILL NOA01492A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S01415-A
 
SPONSOREnglebright
 
COSPNSRD'Urso, Otis
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 71-0925, En Con L
 
Increases certain penalties relating to endangered and special species, species of special concern and illegal ivory articles and rhinoceros horns.
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A01492 Actions:

BILL NOA01492A
 
01/12/2017referred to environmental conservation
05/16/2017reported referred to codes
01/03/2018referred to codes
02/13/2018reported
02/15/2018advanced to third reading cal.671
02/27/2018passed assembly
02/27/2018delivered to senate
02/27/2018REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
06/12/2018recalled from senate
06/12/2018RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
06/12/2018vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
06/12/2018amended on third reading (t) 1492a
06/18/2018repassed assembly
06/18/2018returned to senate
06/18/2018COMMITTED TO RULES
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A01492 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A1492A
 
SPONSOR: Englebright
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to increasing certain penalties relating to endangered and special species, species of special concern and illegal ivory articles and rhinoceros horns   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to increase the penalties for violations involving endangered and threatened species.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would: *increase the endangered or threatened species civil penalty; and *require the Department of Environmental Conservation to: -increase public awareness regarding the importance of protecting endan- gered and threatened species; and -publicize laws protecting such species.   JUSTIFICATION: Not only do endangered and threatened species add beauty and wonder to the natural world, but they provide diversity necessary for the mainte- nance for our ecosystems. This bill would help increase awareness of the need for protections of such species and provide additional deterrents to their harm.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2016: A.10474 - Passed the Assembly.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None to the State.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A01492 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         1492--A
                                                                Cal. No. 671
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 12, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ENGLEBRIGHT,  D'URSO,  OTIS -- read once and
          referred to the Committee on Environmental  Conservation  --  reported
          and referred to the Committee on Codes -- recommitted to the Committee
          on  Codes  in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- advanced to a
          third reading,  passed  by  Assembly  and  delivered  to  the  Senate,
          recalled  from  the  Senate,  vote reconsidered, bill amended, ordered
          reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third reading
 
        AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
          increasing  certain  penalties  relating  to  endangered  and  special
          species, species of special concern and  illegal  ivory  articles  and
          rhinoceros horns
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 13 of  section  71-0925  of  the  environmental
     2  conservation  law,  as  amended  by  chapter 706 of the laws of 2005, is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    13. If the violation was an  act  prohibited  by  subdivision  two  of
     5  section  11-0535 or by section 11-0536 of this chapter, or by any lawful
     6  rule or regulation of the department promulgated pursuant  thereto,  not
     7  more  than [two] four thousand dollars, and an additional penalty of not
     8  more than [three] seven hundred [fifty] dollars for each  fish,  shellf-
     9  ish,  crustacea,  wildlife or part thereof involved in the violation. If
    10  the violation was an act prohibited by any regulation of the  department
    11  promulgated  pursuant  to  subdivision  three of section 11-0535 of this
    12  chapter, then such penalty shall be not more  than  [one]  two  thousand
    13  dollars,  and  an additional penalty of not more than [two] four hundred
    14  dollars for each fish, shellfish, crustacea, wildlife  or  part  thereof
    15  involved in the violation.
    16    §  2.  The commissioner of environmental conservation shall inform the
    17  public  of  the  importance  of  protecting  endangered  and  threatened
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01280-03-8

        A. 1492--A                          2
 
     1  species. Such commissioner shall also publicize the laws protecting such
     2  species.
     3    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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