senate Bill S4933

Requires the commissioner of environmental conservation to promote education in hunting, fishing and outdoor education in high school physical education courses

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 02 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 07 / Jun / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1043
  • 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
  • 07 / Feb / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.186
  • 13 / Feb / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 14 / Feb / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 05 / Mar / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 05 / Mar / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 05 / Mar / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Summary

Requires the commissioner of environmental conservation to promote education in hunting, fishing and outdoor education in high school physical education courses.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4345
Versions:
S4933
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3-0301, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: A3014, A3014
2007-2008: A3876, A3876

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BILL NUMBER:S4933

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation
law, in relation to hunting, fishing
and outdoor education in high school physical education
courses

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
The purpose of this legislation is to promote hunting, fishing and
outdoor activities in an educational capacity.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Amends §3-0301 of the Environmental Conservation Law by
adding a new paragraph aa. This paragraph places requirement on the
Department of Environmental Conservation to develop an education
program for grades nine through twelve regarding types of fish that
can be caught, game sought and other information necessary for
implementing an education program.

Section 2: Provides that the act shall take effect the July succeeding
when it becomes law; provided that any other changes to law or
regulations be made immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:
Recent studies have pointed out that more and more children are
becoming more and more obese due to their lack of activity and
distorted eating habits. In order to change this situation and
develop healthier children, it is essential that they become more
aware of opportunities that exist for them.

To support this, it is essential that children become aware of the
benefits that can be seen in hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation.
With the vast resources available throughout New York, children will
be able to engage in various activities that lead to a healthier
lifestyle.

Creating a healthier lifestyle is beneficial; however, it is not the
only benefit that will be seen. One of the other significant benefits
recognized is the creation of a link to the history and development
of our state. Various regions of the state have significant cultural
links to outdoor activities. Providing education in the classroom
will teach children about these links and how the activities have
created the culture.

In addition to creating a healthier lifestyle and providing insight
into the cultural significance of an area and its activities,
providing education in the classroom will also lead to place hunting,
fishing and outdoor recreation in a positive light

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-10: A.3014 - Held for Consideration in Environmental Conservation
2007-08: A.3876 - Held for Consideration in Environmental Conservation
2005-06: A.11017- Held for consideration in Environmental Conservation


FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the first of July next
succeeding the date on which it became law; provided, however that
effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any
rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on
its effective date is authorized and directed to be made and
completed on or before such effective date.

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

                                  4933

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- 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 hunt-
  ing, fishing and outdoor education in high school  physical  education
  courses

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

  Section 1. Subdivision  1  of  section  3-0301  of  the  environmental
conservation  law  is  amended  by  adding a new paragraph aa to read as
follows:
  AA. DISSEMINATE INFORMATION RELATING TO HUNTING, FISHING  AND  OUTDOOR
EDUCATION,  IN  CONSULTATION  WITH  THE  BOARD  OF  REGENTS,  TO PROMOTE
INSTRUCTION IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION COURSES FOR GRADES NINE THROUGH TWELVE
IN HUNTING,  FISHING  AND  OUTDOOR  EDUCATION.  SUCH  INSTRUCTION  SHALL
INCLUDE INFORMATION ON THE:
  (1) VARIOUS HUNTING AND FISHING SEASONS;
  (2) SPECIES THAT CAN BE SOUGHT;
  (3)   THE  NECESSARY  MATERIALS  FOR  OBTAINING  HUNTING  AND  FISHING
LICENSES;
  (4) OUTDOOR OPPORTUNITIES FOR RECREATION AND EXERCISE PURPOSES; AND
  (5) HISTORY AND BENEFITS OF HUNTING AND FISHING IN THIS STATE'S DEVEL-
OPMENT;
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July  next  succeeding
the  date  on  which it shall have become a law; provided, however, that
effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule
or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effec-
tive date is authorized and directed to be  made  and  completed  on  or
before such effective date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08705-01-1

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