A08832 Summary:

Add S11-0516, amd S71-0923, En Con L
Prohibits the possession and harboring of killer whales in aquariums and sea parks; makes the violation of such provisions punishable by a fine of up to $2,500 and fines of $5,000 per day such violation continues after the sixtieth day.
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A08832 Actions:

02/19/2014referred to environmental conservation
05/12/2014amend and recommit to environmental conservation
05/12/2014print number 8832a
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A08832 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 19, 2014
        Introduced  by M. of A. PAULIN, TEDISCO -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Environmental Conservation -- committee discharged,  bill
          amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
        AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
          prohibiting the possession and harboring of killer whales in aquariums
          and sea parks

          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 11-0516 to read as follows:
     3  § 11-0516. Possession and harboring of killer whales prohibited.
     4    Notwithstanding  any other provision of this title to the contrary, no
     5  person shall harbor or possess for any purpose any killer whale (Orcinus
     6  orca) in any sea park or aquarium.   Provided, that  the  provisions  of
     7  this  section  shall  not  apply  to  the  harboring or possessing of an
     8  injured killer whale for the purpose of  performing  emergency  care  or
     9  rehabilitation to such whale.
    10    §  2. Section 71-0923 of the environmental conservation law is amended

    11  by adding a new subdivision 13 to read as follows:
    12    13. A violation of section 11-0516 of this chapter shall be punishable
    13  by a fine of not more than two thousand five hundred dollars;  provided,
    14  that if such violation continues after the expiration of sixty days from
    15  the date such violation is charged, the violation shall be punishable by
    16  a  fine  of  five  thousand dollars for each day such violation persists
    17  after the sixtieth day.
    18    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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