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File #: Int 1202-2018    Version: Name: Prohibiting the trafficking of wild birds.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 10/31/2018
Enactment date: 11/25/2019 Law number: 2019/201
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the trafficking of wild birds
Sponsors: Carlina Rivera , Justin L. Brannan, Andrew Cohen, Daniel Dromm , Alan N. Maisel, Keith Powers , Donovan J. Richards, Margaret S. Chin, Ben Kallos, Brad S. Lander, Paul A. Vallone, Diana Ayala , Eric A. Ulrich, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 14
Summary: This bill would prohibit non-exempt individuals from taking or attempting to take any wild bird. Exempt individuals include law enforcement employees or other City employees acting in the scope of their duties, a person authorized by law or permit, or a person attempting to rescue a wild bird. Any person who unlawfully takes a wild bird is subject to a misdemeanor and a fine of no more than $1,000.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1202-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1202, 3. Int. No. 1202, 4. October 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 6/18/19, 6. Hearing Testimony 6/18/19, 7. Hearing Transcript 6/18/19, 8. Proposed Int. No. 1202-A - 11/6/19, 9. Committee Report 10/29/19, 10. Hearing Transcript 10/29/19, 11. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 12. October 30, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-30-19, 14. Int. No. 1202-A (FINAL), 15. Fiscal Impact Statement, 16. Mayor's Letter, 17. Local Law 201, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 30, 2019
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11/25/2019ACarlina Rivera City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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10/29/2019*Carlina Rivera Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/29/2019*Carlina Rivera Committee on Health Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
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6/18/2019*Carlina Rivera Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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10/31/2018*Carlina Rivera City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Int. No. 1202-A

 

By Council Members Rivera, Brannan, Cohen, Dromm, Maisel, Powers, Richards, Chin, Kallos, Lander, Vallone, Ayala, Ulrich and the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the trafficking of wild birds

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-200 to read as follows:

§ 17-200 Prohibited acts with respect to wild birds. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Take. The term “take” means to harry, bait, net, snare, trap, capture, hunt, shoot, injure or kill.

Wild bird. The term “wild bird” means any bird, including a pigeon, that lives in the wild or in an undomesticated state.

b. Prohibited acts. No person other than an exempt person may take or attempt to take, or possess or attempt to possess, any wild bird. Provided, however, that this subdivision shall not apply to the persons and entities specified in subdivision d of this section.

c. Penalty. 1. Any person convicted of any prohibited act set forth in subdivision b of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a fine of no more than $1,000, or imprisonment for no more than one year, or both, for each violation.

2. The penalties provided in this section shall not preclude the imposition of any other penalty provided for by law. 

d. Exempt persons. The penalties provided for in this section shall not apply:

1. To an employee of a law enforcement agency or of the department of parks and recreation when such employee is acting within the scope of their duties; or

2. To any person authorized by law, or by permit, license, or privilege issued or granted by the department of environmental conservation or by the department; or

3. To any other agency or person authorized to take, possess, receive, transport, buy or sell any wild bird, provided that such agency or person has not violated the terms of the provision of law or permit, license, or privilege which authorized such person to take, possess, receive, transport, buy or sell such wild bird; or

4. To any person attempting to rescue a wild bird that appears to be injured or endangered with the intention of transporting it to a place where it can be treated, provided that such attempt is not otherwise prohibited by law.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 60 days after it becomes law, except that the department shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.   

 

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