Oct 23, 2013

Governor signs Eurasian boar legislation

Albany - 21 October 2013

Governor signs Eurasian boar legislation

BILL NUMBER: S5733 (same as  A3767A)

Title of Bill:

An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the sale, distribution, transport and trade of Eurasian boars

Summary of provisions:

Section 1 amends Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) § 110103(29) to delete the term swine from the definition of a captive bred North American big game mammal.

Section 2 adds a new ECL § 11-0514 to provide a definition of "Eurasian boar" and specifically exclude from the definition domesticated pigs. This section would also, (i) immediately prohibit the importation, breeding or release to the wild of Eurasian boar, (ii) prohibit the possession, sale, distribution or transportation of Eurasian boar - effective on September 1, 2015, and (iii) authorize the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to adopt rules and regulations necessary to implement and administer this section.

To read the entire bill, including its Statement in Support, visit S5733-2013 - NY Senate Open Legislation at http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S5733-2013