senate Bill S3459

Authorizes the holder of a junior small game license to hunt deer and bear with the use of a muzzle-loading gun during muzzle-loading firearm season

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 23 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.686
  • 18 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 24 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 15 / May / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.755
  • 16 / May / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 21 / May / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Authorizes the holder of a junior small game license to hunt deer and bear with the use of a muzzle-loading gun during muzzle-loading firearm season.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9755
Versions:
S3459
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง11-0701, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S3266

Votes

10
3
10
Aye
3
Nay
1
aye with reservations
0
absent
0
excused
0
abstained
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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3459

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to authorizing
certain individuals to hunt with a muzzle loader

PURPOSE:
To amend the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation law to
authorize a junior small game license 12 years of age or older to
hunt with a muzzle loader firearm.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 11-0701 of the environmental conservation law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 18 to read as follows: 18. A junior muzzle
loading stamp when affixed to a junior small game license entitles a
holder who is twelve years of age or older to hunt wild deer and bear
with a muzzle loading firearm, as provided in title 9 of this
article, in a special muzzle loading firearm season.

JUSTIFICATION:
The future of our hunting sports lies in the recruitment of new and
young people. New York State is the only state which does not allow
youth under the age of 16 to hunt big game with a firearm. These
young hunters are able to go afield for small game hunting with a
firearm at 12 years of age and hunters at age 14 are allowed to hunt
big game with archery equipment. With the creation of a muzzle loader
license, more youth can have the opportunity to enjoy the sport of
hunting.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010 - S.3266 EnCon Committee.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeeding the
date on which it shall have become a law.

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

                                  3459

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 23, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- 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
  authorizing certain individuals to hunt with a muzzle loader

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

  Section 1. Section 11-0701 of the environmental  conservation  law  is
amended by adding a new subdivision 18 to read as follows:
  18.  A JUNIOR MUZZLE-LOADING STAMP WHEN AFFIXED TO A JUNIOR SMALL GAME
LICENSE ENTITLES A HOLDER WHO IS TWELVE YEARS OF AGE OR  OLDER  TO  HUNT
WILD DEER AND BEAR WITH A MUZZLE-LOADING FIREARM, AS PROVIDED IN TITLE 9
OF THIS ARTICLE, IN A SPECIAL MUZZLE-LOADING FIREARM SEASON.
  S  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05957-01-1

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