senate Bill S5230

Authorizes special access to hunting and fishing grounds on state land for handicapped individuals

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 03 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Summary

Authorizes special access to hunting and fishing grounds on state land for handicapped individuals.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9185
Versions:
S5230
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง11-0115, En Con L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5230

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to
authorizing special access to hunting and fishing grounds on state
land for handicapped individuals

PURPOSE:
To authorize handicapped people access to hunting and fishing grounds
on state land.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends the Environmental Conservation Law by adding a new
section 11-0115 to allow handicapped individuals access for hunting
and fishing grounds on state land. The commissioner will authorize
special access for hunting and fishing grounds on state lands. This
will apply to individuals who have been issued handicapped parking
permits pursuant to section 1203-a of the vehicle and traffic law.
Such rules and regulations are included, but not limited to allowing
access to certain designated hunting and fishing grounds on state
lands by ATV.

Section 2. provides that this act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:
Handicapped individuals have a difficult time physically in their
efforts to reach their hunting destination. This bill would authorize
special access for handicapped individuals and will provide these
individuals with the opportunity to utilize an ATV to enjoy hunting
privileges.

The commissioner will authorize special access for hunting and fishing
grounds on state lands. This will apply to individuals who have been
issued handicapped parking permits pursuant to section 1203-a of the
vehicle and traffic law. Such rules and regulations are included, but
not limited to allowing access to certain designated hunting and
fishing grounds on state lands by ATV.

Enhancing access to fishing and hunting opportunities for a diverse
community of disabled hunters who value these outdoor activities will
ultimately enhance the number of people active and participating
sportsmen.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New legislation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  5230

                       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
  authorizing  special  access  to  hunting and fishing grounds on state
  land for handicapped individuals

  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 11-0115 to read as follows:
S 11-0115. HANDICAPPED ACCESS FOR HUNTING AND FISHING GROUNDS  ON  STATE
             LAND.
  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS AUTHORIZING
SPECIAL ACCESS TO HUNTING AND FISHING GROUNDS ON STATE LANDS  FOR  INDI-
VIDUALS  WHO  HAVE  BEEN  ISSUED HANDICAPPED PARKING PERMITS PURSUANT TO
SECTION TWELVE HUNDRED THREE-A OF THE  VEHICLE  AND  TRAFFIC  LAW.  SUCH
RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  SHALL  INCLUDE,  BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO ALLOWING
ACCESS TO CERTAIN DESIGNATED HUNTING AND FISHING GROUNDS ON STATE  LANDS
BY ATV AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED BY SECTION TWENTY-FOUR HUNDRED ONE OF THE
VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11372-01-1

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