Bill Text: NY S02100 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Requires the department of environmental conservation to report on coyote management techniques in urban and suburban areas.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-18 - returned to senate [S02100 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02100-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                         2100--B
            Cal. No. 309

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    January 22, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  Sens.  MAYER,  BROOKS,  CARLUCCI, JACKSON, MYRIE -- read
          twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
          Committee  on  Environmental  Conservation  -- reported favorably from
          said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
          reading, passed by Senate and delivered  to  the  Assembly,  recalled,
          vote  reconsidered,  restored  to  third  reading, amended and ordered
          reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of  third  reading  --
          repassed  by  Senate  and  delivered  to  the Assembly, recalled, vote
          reconsidered,  restored  to  third  reading,   amended   and   ordered
          reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

        AN ACT to require the department of environmental conservation to report
          on coyote management techniques in urban and suburban areas

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1.   The department of environmental  conservation  shall,  no
     2  later  than January 1, 2022, prepare a report to the legislature regard-
     3  ing coyote management techniques in urban  and  suburban  areas  of  the
     4  state. Such report, which shall be based on the best available scientif-
     5  ic information, shall include:
     6    (i)  management measures currently taken by the department to minimize
     7  conflict between humans and coyotes;
     8    (ii) review of effective management  measures  being  taken  in  other
     9  states;
    10    (iii)  methods to enhance public engagement in and awareness of coyote
    11  management issues;
    12    (iv) identification and evaluation of urban and suburban areas of  the
    13  state with high concentrations of coyote populations;
    14    (v)  methods  currently implemented to minimize dangerous interactions
    15  between humans and coyotes and recommendations for improvements to  such
    16  methods, if applicable;

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06030-08-9

        S. 2100--B                          2

     1    (vi)  the basis for the department's current coyote population manage-
     2  ment levels; and
     3    (vii)  an evaluation of coyote control methods that may be employed to
     4  reduce coyote populations other  than  traditional  hunting,  which  may
     5  include,  but  need not be limited to capture and removal, and fertility
     6  control.
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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