BILL NO S06903C SAME AS SAME AS A09004-C SPONSOR AVELLA COSPNSR KRUEGER MLTSPNSR Add S11-0538, En Con L Relates to public safety and big cats; prohibits contact with big cats.Go to top
BILL NO S06903C 03/27/2014 REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION 05/13/2014 1ST REPORT CAL.625 05/14/2014 AMENDED 6903A 05/14/2014 2ND REPORT CAL. 05/19/2014 ADVANCED TO THIRD READING 06/02/2014 AMENDED ON THIRD READING (T) 6903B 06/10/2014 PASSED SENATE 06/10/2014 DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY 06/10/2014 referred to environmental conservation 06/11/2014 RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY 06/11/2014 returned to senate 06/11/2014 VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING 06/11/2014 AMENDED ON THIRD READING 6903C 06/17/2014 REPASSED SENATE 06/17/2014 RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY 06/17/2014 referred to codes 06/18/2014 substituted for a9004c 06/18/2014 ordered to third reading rules cal.361 06/18/2014 passed assembly 06/18/2014 returned to senate 08/01/2014 DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR 08/11/2014 SIGNED CHAP.307Go to top
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6903--C Cal. No. 625 IN SENATE March 27, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sens. AVELLA, KRUEGER -- 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 report, amended on first report, ordered to a second report and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of second report -- ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retain- ing its place in the order of third reading -- passed by Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to 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 public safety and big cats 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 11-0538 to read as follows: 3 § 11-0538. Direct contact between public and big cats prohibited. 4 1. As used in this section: 5 (a) "Big cat" shall mean any live species of lion (panthera leo), 6 tiger (panthera tigres), leopard (panthera pardus) (with the exception 7 of clouded leopards (neofelis nebulosa)), jaguar (panthera onca), moun- 8 tain lion, sometimes called cougar (felis concolar) or any hybrid of 9 such species. 10 (b) "Direct contact" means physical contact or proximity where phys- 11 ical contact is possible, including, but not limited to, allowing a 12 photograph to be taken without a permanent physical barrier designed to 13 prevent physical contact between the public and big cats. 14 (c) "Dealer" shall mean any person who, in commerce, for compensation 15 or profit, delivers for transportation, or transports, except as a 16 carrier, buys, sells, or negotiates the purchase or sale of any animals. 17 (d) "Exhibitor" shall mean any person (public or private) exhibiting 18 any animals, which were purchased in commerce or the intended distrib- 19 ution of which affects commerce, or will affect commerce, to the public 20 for compensation, as determined by the commissioner, and such term EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14190-10-4S. 6903--C 2 1 includes carnivals, circuses, and zoos exhibiting such animals whether 2 operated for profit or not. 3 2. It shall be unlawful for any person licensed or required to be 4 licensed as an exhibitor or dealer pursuant to the Animal Welfare Act, 7 5 USC 2132-2134, including agents or employees of such person, to knowing- 6 ly allow the public to have direct contact with a big cat. 7 3. Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be 8 subject to a penalty of not more than five hundred dollars for the first 9 offense and not more than one thousand dollars for a second and subse- 10 quent offenses. Each instance of allowing direct contact of a big cat 11 with the public in violation of this section shall constitute a separate 12 offense. 13 4. Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit or restrict 14 veterinary examination, treatment or care of a big cat or transportation 15 of the animal for such purpose. 16 § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after 17 it shall have become a law.