senate Bill S1683A

Signed by Governor

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

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Bill Status


  • 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:
A4357A
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:S1683A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the hunting
of deer and bear in Cortland county; and providing for the repeal
of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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 Cortland 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.

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

                                 1683--A
    Cal. No. 16

                       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
  -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second
  report, ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and delivered  to
  the  Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third reading,
  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
  third reading

AN  ACT  to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
  hunting of deer and bear in Cortland county;  and  providing  for  the
  repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Item (f) 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:
(f) Southern tier,        Deer, first Monday      Pistol, shotgun,
  central and Western     after November 15       crossbow,
  region, except those    through first Tuesday   muzzle loading firearm
  counties or portions    after December 7        or long bow only
  thereof listed in
  item (i) OR (J)
  of this paragraph
  S 2. Item (f) 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:
  (f) Southern tier,      Deer and bear, first    Pistol, shotgun,
  central and Western     Monday after November   crossbow,
  region, except those    15 through first        muzzle loading firearm
  counties or portions    Tuesday after           or long bow only
  thereof listed in       December 7
  item (i) OR (J)

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05846-10-1

S. 1683--A                          2

  of this paragraph
  S  3.  Item  (f) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of
the environmental conservation law, as amended by  chapter  600  of  the
laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  (f) Southern tier,      Deer and bear, first    Pistol, shotgun,
  central and Western     Monday after November   muzzle loading firearm
  region, except those    15 through first        or long bow only
  counties or portions    Tuesday after
  thereof listed in       December 7
  item (i) OR (J)
  of this paragraph
  S  4.  Paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of the environ-
mental conservation law is amended by adding a new item (j) to  read  as
follows:
  (J) CORTLAND COUNTY     DEER, FIRST MONDAY      PISTOL, RIFLE,
                                                  SHOTGUN,
                          AFTER NOVEMBER 15       MUZZLE LOADING
                          THROUGH FIRST TUESDAY   FIREARM, OR LONG
                          AFTER DECEMBER 7        BOW ONLY
  S 5. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that:
  (a)  the  amendments  to  item  (f) 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;
  (b)  the  amendments  to  item  (f) 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;
  (c) section three of this act shall take effect on the  same  date  as
the  reversion of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of the
environmental conservation law, as provided in section 13 of chapter 600
of the laws of 1993, as amended, or as provided in section 17 of chapter
483 of the laws of 2010, as amended, whichever is later;
  (d) the amendments to item (j) of paragraph  a  of  subdivision  2  of
section  11-0907  of  the environmental conservation law made by section
four of this act shall survive the  expiration  and  reversion  of  such
paragraph  as provided in section 13 of chapter 600 of the laws of 1993,
as amended, and as provided in section 17 of chapter 483 of the laws  of
2010, as amended; and
  (e)  nothing  contained in this act shall be construed so as to extend
the provisions of this act beyond January 1, 2014, when upon  such  date
this  act shall expire and the provisions contained in this act shall be
deemed repealed.

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