senate Bill S1683

Signed by Governor Amended

Allows hunters to use a rifle during open season for deer in the county of Cortland

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 11 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 25 / Jan / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.16
  • 31 / Jan / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 01 / Feb / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 28 / Feb / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 28 / Feb / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 28 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING (T) 1683A
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • REPASSED SENATE
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A4357A
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.326
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 22 / Jul / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 03 / Aug / 2011
    • SIGNED CHAP.323

Summary

Allows hunters to use a rifle during open season for deer in the county of Cortland.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4357
Versions:
S1683
S1683A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง11-0907, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S7487, A10765

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1683

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to allowing the
use of rifles for hunting in Cortland county

PURPOSE:
The purpose of the legislation is to allow the hunting of
deer and bear with rifles in Cortland County.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
The bill amends section 11-0907 of the
environmental conservation law to add C0111and County to the list of
counties in which the taking of deer by rifle is authorized.

EXISTING LAW:
Current law allows the taking of deer in the southern
tier, central, and western regions of the state by rifle in Allegany,
Cattaraugus, Chemung, Chenango, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery,
Oneida, Oswego, Otsego, Schoharie, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, Yates,
and a portion of Broome County.

JUSTIFICATION:
The legislation, which has been introduced at the
request of Cortland County, would allow sportsmen and women to hunt
deer and bear with rifles in the county. Big-game rifle hunting is
currently permitted in many counties across New York State,
including the neighboring counties of Chenango, Madison, and Tioga.
The experiences in these counties have been overwhelmingly positive,
with very few reported adverse incidents or problems. In fact,
neighboring Madison County reported no incidents of accidents
involving rifles reported during the first season (2008).

The decision to authorize the use of rifles for big-game hunting is
based upon the increasing deer population and declining hunting
population ,which has in turn resulted in increased crop damage and
collision with automobiles.
Given the rural nature of Cortland County and the safety record of
hunters in the counties where rifle use has been permitted, it would
be reasonable to now permit big-game hunters in Cortland County the
same opportunities.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.7487 of 2010

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately, with provisions.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1683

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  allowing the use of rifles for hunting in Cortland county

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Item (i) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907
of the environmental conservation law, as amended by section 11 of chap-
ter 483 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  (i) The counties of     Deer, the first Monday  Pistol, shotgun,
  Allegany,               after November 15       crossbow,
  Cattaraugus, Chemung,   through first Tuesday   muzzle loading
  Chenango, CORTLAND,     after December 7        firearm, rifle or
  Herkimer, Madison,                              long bow only
  Montgomery, Oneida,
  Oswego, Otsego,
  Schoharie, Schuyler,
  Steuben,
  Tioga and Yates
  and that portion of
  the county of
  Broome east of the
  Susquehanna river
  S 2. Item (i) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of  section  11-0907  of
the  environmental conservation law, as amended by section 12 of chapter
483 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
(i) The counties of       Deer and bear, the      Pistol, shotgun,
  Allegany,               first Monday after      crossbow,
  Cattaraugus,            November 15 through     muzzle loading
  Chenango, CORTLAND,     first Tuesday after     firearm, rifle or
  Herkimer, Montgomery,   December 7              long bow only

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05846-01-1

S. 1683                             2

  Oneida, Oswego,
  Otsego, Schoharie
  and Tioga and
  that portion of
  the county of
  Broome east of the
  Susquehanna river
  S  3.  Item  (i) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of
the environmental conservation law, as added by section 2 of chapter 600
of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
(i) The counties of       Deer and bear, the      Pistol, shotgun,
  Allegany,               first Monday after      muzzle loading
  Cattaraugus, Chenango,  November 15 through     firearm, rifle or
  CORTLAND, Herkimer,     first Tuesday after     long bow only
  Montgomery, Oneida,     December 7
  Oswego, Otsego,
  Schoharie and Tioga
  and that portion of
  the county of
  Broome east of the
  Susquehanna river
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the  amend-
ments  to item (i) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of
the environmental conservation law made by section one of this act shall
be subject to the expiration and reversion of such paragraph pursuant to
section 13 of chapter 600 of the laws of 1993,  as  amended,  when  upon
such  date  the provisions of section two of this act shall take effect;
provided further that the amendments to  item  (i)  of  paragraph  a  of
subdivision  2  of section 11-0907 of the environmental conservation law
made by section two of this act shall be subject to the  expiration  and
reversion of such paragraph pursuant to section 17 of chapter 483 of the
laws  of 2010, as amended, when upon such date the provisions of section
three of this act shall take effect.

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