senate Bill S2418

Extends the archery season in the Northern zone for one week beyond the close of rifle season

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 20 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 07 / Jun / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1035
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 24 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 15 / May / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.754
  • 16 / May / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 21 / May / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 22 / May / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 22 / May / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 22 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Summary

Extends the archery season for the taking of antlerless deer in the Northern zone for a period of seven days immediately following the close of the regular rifle season.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S2418
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง11-0907, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S2928
2007-2008: S4623

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2418

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to providing
for a special archery season for the taking of antlerless deer

PURPOSE:
This bill relates to subdivision 3 of section 11-0907 of the
environmental conservation law, which is amended by the addition of a
new paragraph that allows for a special seven day archery season, for
antlerless deer only, in the Northern Zone of New York State.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill provides that in a special open season, there would be the
taking of antlerless deer only, by the use of a bow and arrow only,
by holders of a small and big game, sportsman, or free sportsman
license to which a valid bowhunting stamp is affixed or to holders of
a junior archery, resident or non-resident super sportsman, or
non-resident bow hunting license. Such a special season shall include
the seven day period immediately following the close of the regular
rifle season stated in clause a or column two of the table set forth
in subdivision two of this section.

JUSTIFICATION:
Deer hunting has always been a long standing tradition and an
important part of New York's outdoor heritage. The Southern Zone for
New York State continually has a late archery season, yet the
Northern Zone has been excluded of this privilege. The Department of
Environmental Conservation has expressed that the extension of the
antlerless deer harvest is necessary in order to maintain more
adequate herd control. Several other states such as Ohio,
Pennsylvania, and Connecticut have an extended archery season ending
on January 15th or January 31st.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-10: S.2928 En Con Committee

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it
shall have become law.

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

                                  2418

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 20, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO,  DeFRANCISCO,  LARKIN,  LITTLE,  MAZIARZ,
  RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE -- 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
  providing for a special archery season for the  taking  of  antlerless
  deer

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3  of  section  11-0907  of  the  environmental
conservation  law  is  amended  by adding a new paragraph b-1 to read as
follows:
  B-1. IN THE NORTHERN ZONE, A SPECIAL OPEN SEASON IS  ALSO  ESTABLISHED
FOR TAKING ANTLERLESS DEER ONLY, BY THE USE OF A LONG BOW ONLY, BY HOLD-
ERS  OF  A  SMALL  AND BIG GAME, SPORTSMAN, OR FREE SPORTSMAN LICENSE TO
WHICH A VALID BOWHUNTING STAMP IS AFFIXED OR  TO  HOLDERS  OF  A  JUNIOR
ARCHERY,  RESIDENT  OR  NON-RESIDENT  SUPER  SPORTSMAN,  OR NON-RESIDENT
BOWHUNTING LICENSE. SUCH SPECIAL SEASON SHALL INCLUDE THE  REGULAR  OPEN
SEASON  FOR DEER STATED IN ITEM (A) OF COLUMN TWO OF THE TABLE SET FORTH
IN PARAGRAPH A OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION AND SHALL ALSO INCLUDE
THE SEVEN DAY PERIOD IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING  THE  CLOSE  OF  THE  REGULAR
RIFLE  SEASON STATED IN CLAUSE A OF COLUMN TWO OF THE TABLE SET FORTH IN
SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided that the commissioner  of  environ-
mental  conservation  is  authorized to promulgate any and all rules and
regulations and take any other measures necessary to implement this  act
on its effective date on or before such date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01457-01-1

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