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S07718 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 12, 2018
        Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
          -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
          and recommitted to said committee
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
          prohibiting the issuance  of  permits  authorizing  the  use  of  wild
          animals in circuses
          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 11-0541 to read as follows:
     3  § 11-0541. Prohibition on the issuance of permits authorizing the use of
     4               wild animals in circuses.
     5    1.  The department shall not issue a permit or license, including, but
     6  not limited to, an education or exhibition permit or  an  endangered  or
     7  threatened  species license, authorizing the exhibition of a wild animal
     8  in a circus, notwithstanding a valid United States department  of  agri-
     9  culture license.
    10    2. Such a prohibition shall not apply to:
    11    a. an accredited zoo accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquari-
    12  ums;
    13    b. a wildlife sanctuary.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2021.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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