STATE OF NEW YORK
2019-2020 Regular Sessions
January 14, 2019
Introduced by M. of A. GLICK, O'DONNELL, COLTON, L. ROSENTHAL, GOTT-
FRIED, DINOWITZ, OTIS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK -- read
once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to
prohibiting the taking of zoo, petting zoo, carnival or circus animals
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 11-1908 to read as follows:
3 § 11-1908. Prohibits the taking of zoo, petting zoo, carnival or circus
5 1. No person shall take, as defined in subdivision thirteen of section
6 11-0103 of this article, an animal that such person knows or has reason
7 to know is presently or was formerly a part of a zoo, petting zoo,
8 carnival, or circus.
9 2. No zoo, petting zoo, carnival, or circus or any person licensed or
10 required to be licensed as an exhibitor under the Animal Welfare Act, 7
11 USC section 2131 et seq., shall sell, offer for sale, distribute, barter
12 or donate any animal wherein such animal may be intentionally taken.
13 3. No person who owns, operates, or manages a facility including, but
14 not limited to a facility that harbors non-native big game mammals, or
15 any other facility that permits the taking of animals shall purchase,
16 accept or receive any animal such person knows or has reason to know is
17 presently or was formerly a part of a zoo, petting zoo, carnival, or
19 4. Violations of this section shall be punishable by a fine of not
20 less than five hundred dollars nor more than two thousand dollars.
21 5. Nothing in this section shall preempt a municipal corporation from
22 enacting more restrictive laws, ordinances or regulations governing
23 animals in zoos, petting zoos, carnivals, or circuses.
24 § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
25 have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.