S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N A S S E M B L Y
March 26, 2013
Introduced by M. of A. ROSENTHAL, MOYA, ENGLEBRIGHT, BROOK-KRASNY, MILL-
MAN, COOK, LAVINE, CASTRO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. GOTTFRIED,
WEISENBERG -- read once and referred to the Committee on Economic
AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to the prohibi-
tions on circus performances
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
1 Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
2 392-j to read as follows:
3 S 392-J. PROHIBITIONS ON CIRCUS PERFORMANCES. 1. ANY CIRCUS FOUND IN
4 VIOLATION OR IN NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THE ANIMAL WELFARE PROTECTION ACT OF
5 1966, AS AMENDED, SHALL BE PROHIBITED FROM CONDUCTING SHOWS OR OTHER
6 PERFORMANCES WITHIN ONE YEAR OF SUCH FINDING.
7 2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "CIRCUS" MEANS FOR-PROFIT SHOWS OR
8 EXHIBITIONS WHERE ANIMALS SERVE AS ENTERTAINMENT.
9 S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
10 have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.