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A05746 Summary:

COSPNSREnglebright, Simon, Jackson, Gonzalez-Rojas, Epstein, O'Donnell, Rosenthal L, McMahon, Kelles, Fahy, Burdick, Gottfried, Lavine, Stern, Colton, Hevesi, Dinowitz, Rivera J
Amd §§11-0901 & 71-0921, En Con L
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.
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A05746 Actions:

02/24/2021referred to environmental conservation
05/20/2021reported referred to codes
01/05/2022referred to codes
05/05/2022advanced to third reading cal.597
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A05746 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    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
     2  dollars.
     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.
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