Bill Text: NY S06613 | 2013-2014 | General Assembly | Introduced
Bill Title: Prohibits the possession and harboring of killer whales in aquariums and sea parks; makes the violation of such provisions punishable by a fine of up to $2,500 and fines of $5,000 per day such violation continues after the sixtieth day.
Status: (Introduced) 2014-06-20 - COMMITTED TO RULES [S06613 Detail]
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6613 I N S E N A T E February 12, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BALL -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the possession and harboring of killer whales in aquariums and sea parks 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 11-0516 to read as follows: 3 S 11-0516. POSSESSION AND HARBORING OF KILLER WHALES PROHIBITED. 4 NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS TITLE TO THE CONTRARY, NO 5 PERSON SHALL HARBOR OR POSSESS FOR ANY PURPOSE ANY KILLER WHALE (ORCINUS 6 ORCA) IN ANY SEA PARK OR AQUARIUM. 7 S 2. Section 71-0923 of the environmental conservation law is amended 8 by adding a new subdivision 13 to read as follows: 9 13. A VIOLATION OF SECTION 11-0516 OF THIS CHAPTER SHALL BE PUNISHABLE 10 BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS; PROVIDED, 11 THAT IF SUCH VIOLATION CONTINUES AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF SIXTY DAYS FROM 12 THE DATE SUCH VIOLATION IS CHARGED, THE VIOLATION SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY 13 A FINE OF FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR EACH DAY SUCH VIOLATION PERSISTS 14 AFTER THE SIXTIETH DAY. 15 S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13524-02-4