senate Bill S6729

Requires the department of environmental conservation to issue documentation of hunter safety course completion

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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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  • 14 / Mar / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 26 / Apr / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.596
  • 30 / Apr / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 01 / May / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 07 / May / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 07 / May / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 07 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Summary

Requires the department of environmental conservation to issue documentation of hunter safety course completion.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9628
Versions:
S6729
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง11-0713, En Con L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6729

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the
environmental conservation law, in relation to requiring the department
of environmental conservation to issue documentation of hunter safety
course completion

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this bill is to allow sportsmen and women who have
previously completed the approved NYS DEC hunter safety course the
ability to get a replacement certificate if it has been lost or
destroyed without having to retake the hunter safety course. In order
to get a hunting license in New York, an individual must product a
valid hunter safety course certificate or a previous hunting license.
The NYS DEC does not maintain records prior to 1980 which would
provide a record of the individual's satisfactorily completing hunter
safety course prior to 1980 should one be lost or destroyed. This
bill would allow the NYS DEC to issue a replacement Hunter Safety
Course Certificate based upon the individual possessing a current or
expired NYS DEC issued hunting license.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Amends Section 11-0713 of the environmental conservation law by adding
a new subdivision 7.

JUSTIFICATION:
The primary reason for the bill is to assist those sportsmen and women
who have been hunting accident-free since their original date of
hunter safety course completion to obtain a replacement safety
certificate without having to retake the hunter safety course. There
has been a number of instances where a hunter has applied to another
state for a hunting license and one will not be issued without proof
that a hunter safety course certificate was issued. If the hunter has
lost the certificate, a current hunting license will not suffice for
proof of safety course. This bill would allow people who lost their
certificate to obtain a replacement without having to re-take the
course based on the presumption that the safety course was completed
due to their possession of a NYS hunting license. This bill is
limited in scope to those who acquired the Hunter Safety Course
Certificate prior to 1980 and allows a remedy for those who already
possess a hunting license, but who cannot produce a hunter safety
course certificate.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minimal.

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

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

                                  6729

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 14, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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
  requiring  the  department  of  environmental  conservation  to  issue
  documentation of hunter safety course completion

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

  Section  1.   Section 11-0713 of the environmental conservation law is
amended by adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
  7. A PERSON WHO HOLDS A LICENSE OR STAMP  AUTHORIZING  THE  HOLDER  TO
HUNT,  FISH, OR TRAP AND WHO HAS LOST OR ACCIDENTALLY DESTROYED DOCUMEN-
TATION DEMONSTRATING COMPLETION OF A HUNTER SAFETY COURSE AS REQUIRED TO
OBTAIN SUCH A LICENSE OR STAMP MAY REQUEST  THE  DEPARTMENT  TO  PROVIDE
DOCUMENTATION  OF  THE  COMPLETION  OF SUCH A HUNTER SAFETY COURSE.  THE
DEPARTMENT SHALL ISSUE A CERTIFICATE STATING THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE
APPLICANT AND THAT THE APPLICANT HAS SATISFACTORILY COMPLETED  A  HUNTER
SAFETY  COURSE  AS REQUIRED BY THE STATE OF NEW YORK TO OBTAIN A LICENSE
OR STAMP AUTHORIZING THE HOLDER TO HUNT, FISH, OR TRAP.  THE  DEPARTMENT
MAY CHARGE A REASONABLE FEE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF SUCH A CERTIFICATE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14838-01-2

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