Bill S4925-2011

Prohibits the sale of carolina fanwort

Prohibits the sale of carolina fanwort, which is scientifically known as cabomba caroliniana grey.

Details

Actions

  • Jan 24, 2012: referred to environmental conservation
  • Jan 24, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jan 24, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Jan 23, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jan 19, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jan 18, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.71
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • Jun 13, 2011: referred to environmental conservation
  • Jun 13, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 13, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 6, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 2, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 1, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.920
  • Apr 29, 2011: REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION

Meetings

Calendars

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Consumer Protection - Jun 1, 2011
Ayes (9): Zeldin, Ball, Fuschillo, Little, Marcellino, O'Mara, Hassell-Thompson, Huntley, Squadron
Excused (1): Adams
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Consumer Protection - Jan 18, 2012
Ayes (9): Zeldin, Ball, Fuschillo, Little, Marcellino, O'Mara, Hassell-Thompson, Huntley, Squadron
Ayes W/R (1): Adams

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4925

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the sale of Carolina fanwort

PURPOSE: Prohibits the sale of Carolina fanwort.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 - Prohibits the sale of Carolina fanwort, a weedy, invasive plant which is known scientifically as cambomba caroliniana grey.

Section 2 - Establishes a punishment of not more than $1,000 for the first offense and not more than $5,000 for a second offense.

JUSTIFICATION: The Cambomba weed is an invasive plant which grows in slow moving or stagnant water. This results in a lack of oxygen which can kill all plant and animal life in this water due to no sunlight or oxygen.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009-10: S.3466 2007-08: S.7678

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 4925 A. 7341 2011-2012 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y April 29, 2011 ___________
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the sale of carolina fanwort THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 399-tt to read as follows: S 399-TT. SALE OF CAROLINA FANWORT PROHIBITED. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "CAROLINA FANWORT" MEANS A WEEDY OR INVASIVE PLANT AND IS KNOWN SCIENTIFICALLY AS CABOMBA CAROLINIANA GREY. 2. NO PERSON, CORPORATION, PARTNERSHIP OR LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY SHALL KNOWINGLY SELL OR OFFER FOR SALE CAROLINA FANWORT. 3. A VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE AN OFFENSE PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS. A VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION AFTER HAVING BEEN PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED OF SUCH AN OFFENSE WITHIN THE PREVIOUS FIVE YEARS SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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