Provides that it shall be unlawful for any person to organize, sponsor, conduct, promote, or participate in any contest, competition, tournament or derby where the objective of such contest or competition is to take wildlife.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
February 24, 2021
Introduced by M. of A. GLICK, ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and referred to
the Committee on Environmental Conservation
AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to
making contests, competitions, tournaments and derbys to take wildlife
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Subdivisions 14, 15 and 16 of section 11-0901 of the envi-
2 ronmental conservation law, subdivision 14 as renumbered by chapter 486
3 of the laws of 1985, are renumbered subdivisions 15, 16 and 17 and a new
4 subdivision 14 is added to read as follows:
5 14. It shall be unlawful for any person to organize, sponsor, conduct,
6 promote, or participate in any contest, competition, tournament, or
7 derby with the objective of taking or hunting wildlife for prizes or
8 other inducement, or for entertainment. The remains of any wildlife
9 killed during the course of a contest, competition, tournament, or derby
10 conducted in violation of this subdivision shall be forfeited by every
11 organizer, promoter, participant or any other person conducting or
12 involved in such contest, competition, tournament, or derby and the
13 remains of such wildlife shall become the property of the department.
14 The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to: (a) any contest,
15 competition, tournament, or derby with the object of taking or hunting
16 white-tailed deer, turkey, or bear; or (b) special dog training areas or
17 field trials pursuant to sections 11-0925 and 11-0927 of this title, or
18 any similar canine performance events.
19 § 2. Section 71-0921 of the environmental conservation law is amended
20 by adding a new subdivision 10-a to read as follows:
21 10-a. Violations of subdivision fourteen of section 11-0901 of this
22 chapter involving unlawful contests, competitions, tournaments and
23 derbys to take wildlife. Each such violation shall be punishable by a
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
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1 fine of not less than five hundred dollars nor more than two thousand
3 § 3. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
4 ing the date on which it shall have become a law.