Grants the department of agriculture and markets the exclusive authority to regulate cervid (deer and elk) farms; eliminates the authority of the department of environmental conservation to regulate such farms.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2798 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 23, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. BALL -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to granting the department of agriculture and markets the sole authority to regu- late cervid farms THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 16 of the agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new subdivision 47 to read as follows: 47. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF ARTICLE ELEVEN OF THE ENVIRON- MENTAL CONSERVATION LAW, REGULATE AND OVERSEE ALL CERVID FARMS IN THE STATE. THE AUTHORITY GRANTED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE DEEMED TO GRANT THE DEPARTMENT EXCLUSIVE AUTHORITY OVER CERVID FARMING. WITH REGARD THERETO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER AND THE RULES AND REGULATIONS PROMULGATED PURSUANT THERETO, SHALL SUPERSEDE THE PROVISIONS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW AND ITS IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04770-01-3