A03930 Summary:

BILL NOA03930
 
SAME ASSAME AS S04866
 
SPONSOREnglebright
 
COSPNSROtis
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §71-0925, En Con L
 
Increases certain penalties relating to endangered and special species, species of special concern and illegal ivory articles and rhinoceros horns.
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A03930 Actions:

BILL NOA03930
 
01/29/2021referred to environmental conservation
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A03930 Committee Votes:

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A03930 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A03930 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A3930
 
SPONSOR: Englebright
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to increasing certain penalties relating to endangered and special species, species of special concern and illegal ivory articles and rhinoceros horns   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to increase the penalties for violations involving endangered and threatened species. SUMMERY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would: * increase the endangered or threatened species civil penalty; and, * require the Department of Environmental Conservation to: * increase public awareness regarding the importance of protecting endangered and threatened species; and, * publicize laws protecting such species   JUSTIFICATION: Not only do endangered and threatened species add beauty and wonder to the natural world, but they provide diversity necessary for the mainte- nance for our ecosystems. This bill would help increase awareness of the need for protections of such species and provide additional deterrents to their harm.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2019-2020: A.6200 - Reported to Environmental Conservation Committee. 2017-2018: A.1492-A - Passed the Assembly. 2016: A.10474 - Passed the Assembly.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None to the State.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A03930 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          3930
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 29, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, OTIS -- read once and referred to
          the Committee on Environmental Conservation
 
        AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
          increasing  certain  penalties  relating  to  endangered  and  special
          species, species of special concern and  illegal  ivory  articles  and
          rhinoceros horns

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 13 of  section  71-0925  of  the  environmental
     2  conservation  law,  as  amended  by  chapter 706 of the laws of 2005, is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    13. If the violation was an  act  prohibited  by  subdivision  two  of
     5  section  11-0535 or by section 11-0536 of this chapter, or by any lawful
     6  rule or regulation of the department promulgated pursuant  thereto,  not
     7  more  than [two] four thousand dollars, and an additional penalty of not
     8  more than [three] seven hundred [fifty] dollars for each  fish,  shellf-
     9  ish,  crustacea,  wildlife or part thereof involved in the violation. If
    10  the violation was an act prohibited by any regulation of the  department
    11  promulgated  pursuant  to  subdivision  three of section 11-0535 of this
    12  chapter, then such penalty shall be not more  than  [one]  two  thousand
    13  dollars,  and  an additional penalty of not more than [two] four hundred
    14  dollars for each fish, shellfish, crustacea, wildlife  or  part  thereof
    15  involved in the violation.
    16    §  2.  The commissioner of environmental conservation shall inform the
    17  public  of  the  importance  of  protecting  endangered  and  threatened
    18  species. Such commissioner shall also publicize the laws protecting such
    19  species.
    20    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08614-01-1
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