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S06613 Summary:

BILL NOS06613A
 
SAME ASSAME AS A08832-A
 
SPONSORBALL
 
COSPNSRHANNON, LAVALLE, MARCHIONE, STAVISKY
 
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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S06613 Actions:

BILL NOS06613A
 
02/12/2014REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
03/25/20141ST REPORT CAL.343
03/26/20142ND REPORT CAL.
03/27/2014ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
05/05/2014AMENDED ON THIRD READING 6613A
06/20/2014COMMITTED TO RULES
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S06613 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         6613--A
            Cal. No. 343
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    February 12, 2014
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sens. BALL, HANNON, LAVALLE, MARCHIONE, STAVISKY -- read
          twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
          Committee  on  Environmental  Conservation  -- reported favorably from
          said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
          reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  in  the
          order of third reading
 

        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.
                                                                   LBD13524-03-4
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