A00594 Summary:

SPONSORRosenthal L
Amd §11-0524, En Con L
Relates to protecting wildlife and maintaining safety; necessitates written notification before a nuisance wildlife control operator undertakes any control measures.
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A00594 Actions:

01/09/2019referred to environmental conservation
01/08/2020referred to environmental conservation
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A00594 Committee Votes:

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A00594 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A00594 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     January 9, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Environmental Conservation
        AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
          protecting wildlife while maintaining public safety

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 11-0524 of the environmental  conservation  law  is
     2  amended  by  adding  four  new  subdivisions  6,  7,  8 and 9 to read as
     3  follows:
     4    6. If an animal is killed, it shall be done in a  manner  that  avoids
     5  unnecessary  suffering  for  the  animal while protecting public safety.
     6  Non-lethal methods of resolving nuisance  wildlife  problems,  including
     7  disposition  of the animals, shall be utilized unless contrary to public
     8  health and safety or prohibited  by  law.  Captured  wildlife  shall  be
     9  transported  in  such  a  manner so as to minimize stress to the animal,
    10  exposure to the elements, and potential hazard to the public. Reasonable
    11  efforts should be made to preserve family units. Dependent  young  wild-
    12  life shall not be abandoned in a structure or left without provision for
    13  care during or after the removal of wildlife.
    14    7.  Before a nuisance wildlife control operator undertakes any control
    15  measures, a nuisance wildlife control operator  shall  provide,  to  the
    16  client,  in  writing,  the  following: (a) an assessment of the problem,
    17  including identification of possible causes  of  the  problem;  (b)  the
    18  methods and practices that may be used to resolve the problem including,
    19  but  not  limited  to,  disposition to be made of the animal; and (c) an
    20  estimate of the fee to be charged.
    21    8. The department shall keep a record, for no less than five years, of
    22  any written or oral complaints received  by  the  department  against  a
    23  nuisance  wildlife  control  operator and shall document action taken by
    24  the department in response to the complaint.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    9. The department is authorized to promulgate  rules  and  regulations
     2  necessary to effectuate the provisions of this section.
     3    §  2.  This act shall take effect on the three hundred sixty-fifth day
     4  after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately,  the  addition,
     5  amendment  and/or  repeal  of  any  rule or regulation necessary for the
     6  implementation of this act on its effective date are  authorized  to  be
     7  made and completed on or before such effective date.
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