S03279 Summary:

Add §399-bbbb, 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 twenty-four months after this act becomes a law.
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S03279 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 30, 2023
        Introduced  by Sen. BRISPORT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection
        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-bbbb to read as follows:
     3    §  399-bbbb. Prohibition on fur products. 1. Notwithstanding any other
     4  law, rule or regulation to the contrary,  beginning  twenty-four  months
     5  after this section takes effect, it shall be unlawful to sell, offer for
     6  sale,  display  for sale, trade, give, donate, or otherwise distribute a
     7  fur product by any means in the state.
     8    2. Notwithstanding any other law, rule or regulation to the  contrary,
     9  beginning  twenty-four  months after this section takes effect, it shall
    10  be unlawful 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.
    23    6. The fine for a violation of  this  section  shall  be  up  to  five
    24  hundred dollars for a first violation; up to seven hundred fifty dollars
    25  for  a  second  violation; and up to one thousand dollars for each addi-
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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