A08832 Summary:

BILL NO    A08832A

SAME AS    SAME AS S06613-A

SPONSOR    Paulin

COSPNSR    Tedisco

MLTSPNSR   

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:

BILL NO    A08832A

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

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

                                        8832--A

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   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-
         tee

       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  S 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    S  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    S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.



        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD13524-04-4
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