A03661 Summary:

BILL NO    A03661 

SAME AS    SAME AS S04074

SPONSOR    Glick (MS)

COSPNSR    Cook, Galef, Weinstein, Rosenthal, Weprin, Lifton, Mosley,
           Englebright, Ortiz, Colton

MLTSPNSR   Millman, Perry

Amd SS11-0901 & 71-0921, En Con L

Provides that it shall be unlawful for any person to organize, conduct, promote
or participate in any contest or competition where the objective of such
contest or competition is to take the greatest number of wildlife.
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A03661 Actions:

BILL NO    A03661 

01/28/2013 referred to environmental conservation
03/04/2013 reported referred to codes
01/08/2014 referred to environmental conservation
04/01/2014 reported referred to codes
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A03661 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A03661 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A3661

TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to making contests and competitions to take wildlife unlawful

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill will ensure it is illegal for
any person to become involved with wildlife killing competitions.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: If wildlife should become injured during
the course of a wildlife killing competition they shall be subject to
treatment or humane euthanasia. The remains of wildlife killed shall be
forfeited and shall become the property of the department. Each attempt
to partake or sponsor any competition to take wildlife shall be punisha-
ble by imprisonment or the person shall be subject to a fine or both.
This Bill would exempt fishing contests and the New York Big Buck
contest. It contains provisions that would prohibit the killing of
animals in unlimited numbers.

JUSTIFICATION: Animal killing competitions can generally be described as
contests where the person or team who has killed the most animals is
crowned the winner. Many of these contests are sponsored by bars and the
killing of animals is generally regarded as "good fun" in a party-like
atmosphere. These events are considered by the average hunter as cruel
slaughters, not hunting. An example of these events is seen through the
weekly crow shoots in the City of Auburn.  Residents are greatly
concerned that such events will tarnish the image of the city.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:  2003: Referred to Environmental Conserva-
tion. 2004 Reported referred to Codes.2005: A.1822 Reported referred to
Codes.  2006: A.1822 Referred to Environmental Conservation.  2008:
A2614 Reported from Environmental Conservation and referred to Codes.
2009-10: referred to Environmental Conservation, referred to Codes.
2011-2012: A3509 Referred to Environmental Conservation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of November next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become law.  Provided, howev-
er, that the amendments to subdivisions 15 and 17 of section 11-901 of
the Environmental Conservation law made by section one of this act shall
not affect the expiration and reversion of such subdivision 15 and the
expiration and repeal of such subdivision 17 and shall be deemed to
expire therewith.
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A03661 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         3661

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   January 28, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GLICK,  COOK, GALEF, WEINSTEIN, ROSENTHAL --
         Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of A. COLTON -- read once  and  referred  to
         the Committee on Environmental Conservation

       AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
         making contests and competitions 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
    4  new subdivision 14 is added to read as follows:
    5    14.  IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON TO ORGANIZE, CONDUCT, PROMOTE
    6  OR PARTICIPATE IN ANY CONTEST OR COMPETITION WHERE THE OBJECTIVE OF SUCH
    7  CONTEST OR COMPETITION IS TO TAKE THE GREATEST NUMBER OF  WILDLIFE.  ANY
    8  WILDLIFE INJURED DURING THE COURSE OF A CONTEST OR COMPETITION CONDUCTED
    9  IN  VIOLATION  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL BE TRANSPORTED TO A LICENSED
   10  WILDLIFE REHABILITATOR OR VETERINARIAN FOR TREATMENT OR HUMANE  EUTHANA-
   11  SIA.  THE  REMAINS OF ANY WILDLIFE KILLED DURING THE COURSE OF A CONTEST
   12  OR COMPETITION CONDUCTED IN  VIOLATION  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL  BE
   13  FORFEITED  BY EVERY ORGANIZER, PROMOTER, PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER PERSON
   14  CONDUCTING OR INVOLVED IN SUCH CONTEST OR COMPETITION, AND  THE  REMAINS
   15  OF SUCH WILDLIFE SHALL BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT.
   16    S  2. Section 71-0921 of the environmental conservation law is amended
   17  by adding a new subdivision 10-a to read as follows:
   18    10-A. VIOLATIONS OF SUBDIVISION FOURTEEN OF SECTION  11-0901  OF  THIS
   19  CHAPTER  INVOLVING  UNLAWFUL CONTESTS AND COMPETITIONS TO TAKE WILDLIFE.
   20  EACH SUCH MISDEMEANOR SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY IMPRISONMENT FOR  NOT  MORE
   21  THAN  ONE  YEAR  OR  BY A FINE OF NOT LESS THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS NOR
   22  MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS, OR BY BOTH SUCH IMPRISONMENT AND FINE.
   23    S 3. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
   24  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD04562-02-3
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