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RE: NY Anti-Herp Legislation A2869

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Posted by: mingdurga at Fri Jan 31 11:30:11 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by mingdurga ]  
   

This is latest garnered from state assembly:

2869

2013-2014 Regular Sessions

I N A S S E M B L Y

January 18, 2013
___________

Introduced by M. of A. CLARK -- read once and referred to the Committee
on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to prohib-
iting the ownership, possession or harboring of a wild animal or
reptile

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

1 Section 1. Section 370 of the agriculture and markets law, as added by
2 chapter 1047 of the laws of 1965, is amended to read as follows:
3 S 370. [Protection of the public from attack by] PROHIBITION OF THE
4 OWNERSHIP, POSSESSION OR HARBORING OF wild animals and reptiles. Any
5 person owning, possessing or harboring a wild animal or reptile capable
6 of inflicting bodily harm upon a human being[, who shall fail to exer-
7 cise due care in safeguarding the public from attack by such wild animal
8 or reptile,] is guilty of a [misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment for
9 not more than one year, or by a fine of not more than five hundred
10 dollars, or by both] CLASS E FELONY AS DEFINED BY THE PENAL LAW. FOR
11 THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "[Wild] WILD animal" [within the meaning
12 of this section, shall not include a dog or cat or other domestic
13 animal] IS DEFINED IN ACCORDANCE TO PARAGRAPH E OF SUBDIVISION SIX OF
14 SECTION 11-0103 OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW.
15 Previous attacks upon a human being by such wild animal or reptile, or
16 knowledge of the vicious propensities of such wild animal or reptile, on
17 the part of the possessor or harborer thereof, shall not be req


   

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