Bill Text: NY A06280 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to the biological control of Lyme disease vectors; authorizes the department of environmental conservation to suspend any existing authorization for the taking of foxes when the departments of health and environmental conservation certify that the health and welfare of the human population are in danger from Lyme disease in the area.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-04 - referred to environmental conservation [A06280 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06280-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          6280
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      March 4, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M. of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, PICHARDO, GLICK, STECK, GOTTFRIED,
          AUBRY, SIMON,  RICHARDSON,  RIVERA,  D'URSO,  NIOU,  HUNTER,  OTIS  --
          Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ABBATE, BRAUNSTEIN, THIELE -- read once
          and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
        AN  ACT  to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
          biological control of Lyme disease vectors
          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 11-0525-a to read as follows:
     3  § 11-0525-a. Biological control of Lyme disease vectors.
     4    1. Whenever Lyme disease occurs in an area of the state such that  the
     5  departments  of  health  and environmental conservation certify that the
     6  health and welfare of the human population are in danger therefrom,  the
     7  department  is thereupon authorized and directed to suspend any existing
     8  authorization for the taking of foxes, notwithstanding  paragraph  b  of
     9  subdivision  two  of  section  11-0903 of this article.   Notice of such
    10  prohibition shall be provided by department press release and any  other
    11  means  that  the  department determines to be appropriate and effective,
    12  including posting on the department's public website.
    13    2. Such control measures shall be continued until the commissioners of
    14  health and  environmental  conservation  shall  jointly  determine  that
    15  control measures should be terminated.
    16    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10210-01-9
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