A05040 Summary:

SPONSORRosenthal L
Add 399-aaaa, Gen Bus L
Relates to prohibitions on fur products; prohibits the manufacture, sale, display for sale, trade, giving, donating, or otherwise distributing of a fur product by any means in the state beginning January 1, 2021.
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A05040 Actions:

02/06/2019referred to economic development
05/06/2019amend and recommit to economic development
05/06/2019print number 5040a
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A05040 Committee Votes:

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A05040 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A05040 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 6, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
          Committee  on  Economic  Development  --  committee  discharged,  bill
          amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
        AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to the prohibition
          on fur products

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
     2  399-aaaa to read as follows:
     3    §  399-aaaa. Prohibition on fur products. 1. Notwithstanding any other
     4  law, rule or regulation to the contrary, beginning  January  first,  two
     5  thousand  twenty-one,  it  shall  be  unlawful  to sell, offer for sale,
     6  display for sale, trade, give, donate, or  otherwise  distribute  a  fur
     7  product by any means in the state.
     8    2.  Notwithstanding any other law, rule or regulation to the contrary,
     9  beginning January first, two thousand twenty-one, it shall  be  unlawful
    10  to manufacture a fur product in the state.
    11    3.  Subdivision one of this section shall not apply to the sale, offer
    12  for sale, display for sale, trade, gift, donation, or other distribution
    13  of used fur products by a person not normally engaged in the business of
    14  selling fur products, non-profit  organization,  or  second-hand  stores
    15  including pawn shops.
    16    4.  Subdivision two of this section shall not apply to the manufacture
    17  of any fur product using fur sourced exclusively from used fur products.
    18    5. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivisions one and two of  this
    19  section, the manufacture and sale of fur products shall not be prohibit-
    20  ed  when  such manufacture and sale is for the exclusive distribution to
    21  and use by persons who purchase such products in order to conform to  or
    22  comply with a religious or cultural practice.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    6.  The  fine  for  a  violation  of  this section shall be up to five
     2  hundred dollars for a first violation; up to seven hundred fifty dollars
     3  for a second violation; and up to one thousand dollars  for  each  addi-
     4  tional  violation.  Each  fur  product  that  does  not  comply with the
     5  provisions  of this section shall constitute a separate violation. Costs
     6  and fees may be recovered, including attorney's fees.
     7    7. For purposes of this section:
     8    (a) "Fur" means any animal skin or part thereof with hair, fleece,  or
     9  fur fibers attached thereto, either in its raw or processed state. "Fur"
    10  does not include such skins or parts thereof as are to be converted into
    11  leather,  which  in  processing will have the hair, fleece, or fur fiber
    12  completely removed; cowhide with hair attached thereto; or  lambskin  or
    13  sheepskin with fleece attached thereto.
    14    (b)  "Fur  product"  means any article of clothing or covering for any
    15  part of the body, or any fashion accessory, including but not limited to
    16  handbags, shoes, slippers,  hats,  earmuffs,  scarves,  shawls,  gloves,
    17  jewelry, and key chains, that is made in whole or in part of fur.
    18    (c)  "Used fur product" means a fur product that a person has acquired
    19  for his or her own use and worn.
    20    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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