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S00998 Summary:

BILL NOS00998
 
SAME ASSAME AS A05402
 
SPONSORBONACIC
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 11-1001, En Con L
 
Directs the commissioner of DEC to remove peregrine falcons from the endangered species list and to promulgate regulations for their use in falconry.
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S00998 Actions:

BILL NOS00998
 
01/06/2017REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
05/09/20171ST REPORT CAL.856
05/10/20172ND REPORT CAL.
05/15/2017ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
05/24/2017PASSED SENATE
05/24/2017DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
05/24/2017referred to environmental conservation
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S00998 Memo:

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S00998 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                           998
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                     January 6, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
 
        AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
          falconry
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Section 11-1001 of the environmental conservation  law,  as
     2  added  by  chapter  825 of the laws of 1973, subdivision 1 as amended by
     3  chapter 325 of the laws of 1989, is amended to read as follows:
     4  § 11-1001. Definitions.
     5    (1) "Raptors" means all species of the orders Strigiformes and  Falco-
     6  niformes  and  shall  include but not be limited to falcons, hawks, owls
     7  and eagles except the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetor)  and  bald  eagle
     8  (Haliaetus  leucocephalus) and all birds listed as endangered or threat-
     9  ened pursuant to section 11-0535 of  this  article.  However,  [properly
    10  banded  peregrine  falcons  which  are  the  progeny  of  birds lawfully
    11  acquired prior to 1978 are] lawfully acquired golden  eagles,  peregrine
    12  falcons,  and  their  progeny  are  raptors  within  the meaning of this
    13  section.
    14    (2) "Falconry" means the sport  of  hunting  by  the  use  of  trained
    15  raptors  and  includes  the training, feeding and handling of such birds
    16  and their recapture after being released for hunting or training.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03311-02-7
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