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Sponsor(s): Assm. Steven Englebright (D-4) and Sen. Josť Serrano (D-29)

A.1756/S.1039 Gives Municipalities Power to Reduce Trapping [2013]

Born Free USA position: SUPPORT

Update: This bill failed to pass before the session ended.

Description: This bill clarifies the authority of municipalities to enact trapping regulations that are stricter than those set by state law or regulation.

Background: While trapping remains a popular recreational activity in New York as regulated by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, this bill will allow smaller, more-progressive municipalities to enforce stricter regulations. This bill is a steppingstone toward decreasing the public safety risks associated with trapping in urban areas, as well as reducing negative impacts on animal welfare statewide.

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