senate Bill S5161

Directs the commissioner of environmental conservation to create gift cards for hunting and fishing licenses

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 03 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1244
  • 15 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 15 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 15 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 07 / Feb / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.187
  • 13 / Feb / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 14 / Feb / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 29 / Feb / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 29 / Feb / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 29 / Feb / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Summary

Directs the commissioner of environmental conservation to create gift cards for hunting and fishing licenses.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7576
Versions:
S5161
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง11-0706, En Con L

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BILL NUMBER:S5161

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to directing the
commissioner of environmental conservation to create gift cards for
hunting and fishing licenses

PURPOSE:
To allow for the purchase of gift cards for hunting and fishing licenses
in New York state.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one amends the environmental conservation law to add a new
section 11-0706 to require the commissioner of the department of
environmental conservation to promulgate rules and regulations allowing
for the sale of gift cards for New York state hunting and fishing
licenses.

Section two of the bill is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
This bill requires the commissioner of environmental conservation to
promulgate rules and regulations so that gift cards may be sold in the
state for hunting and fishing licenses. Allowing for the purchase of
gift cards for such licenses encourages their sale and may increase
revenue for the state.

Similar gift cards are already allowed in the state for camping permits
and Empire passports which are used for entrance into New York state
parks. Gift cards for camping permits may be used for anything from golf
reservations and greens fees to the purchase of firewood or boat
rentals, in addition to reserving camping sites. Gift cards for camping
as well as the Empire Passport are even advertised for sale on the web
site for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic
Preservation.

Thus there is a precedent set within the state to allow for the sale of
recreational gift cards. Hunting and fishing are similar recreational
activities and the licenses for these activities should be made more
available through the purchase of gift cards,

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
None. This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Potential increased revenues to the state from the sale of gift cards
for hunting and fishing licenses

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  5161

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. 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
  directing  the  commissioner  of  environmental conservation to create
  gift cards for hunting and fishing licenses

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

  Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
new section 11-0706 to read as follows:
S 11-0706. GIFT CARDS FOR HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES.
  1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS  ESTABLISH-
ING  GIFT CARDS FOR THE LICENSES AND STAMPS SET FORTH IN SECTION 11-0701
OF THIS TITLE.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS TITLE, THE TERM "GIFT CARD" SHALL  MEAN  A
RESTRICTED  MONETARY  EQUIVALENT  OR  VOUCHER THAT, WHEN REDEEMED BY THE
HOLDER, ENTITLES SUCH PERSON TO A VALID LICENSE OR STAMP AS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 11-0701 OF THIS TITLE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11172-01-1

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