senate Bill S6849

Amended

Authorizes big game hunting in Albany county with a pistol, rifle, shotgun, crossbow or long bow for a period of 2 years

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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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  • 29 / Mar / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 15 / May / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.758
  • 16 / May / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 21 / May / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 22 / May / 2012
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING (T) 6849A
  • 05 / Jun / 2012
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 6849B
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Authorizes big game hunting in Albany county with a pistol, rifle, shotgun, crossbow or long bow for a period of 2 years.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9724
Versions:
S6849
S6849A
S6849B
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง11-0907, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
A9724A, A9724B

Votes

10
2
10
Aye
2
Nay
1
aye with reservations
0
absent
1
excused
0
abstained
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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6849

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to authorizing
the hunting of big game in the county of Albany with pistols, rifles,
shotguns, crossbows and long bows

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Authorizes big game hunting in Albany
County with a pistol, rifle, shotgun, crossbow or long bow.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Items (d) and (e) of
paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of the environmental
conservation law, as amended by section 11 of chapter 483 of the laws
of 2012, are amended to read as follows:
(d) Eastern region, Deer, first Monday, Pistol, shotgun, except
Albany, after November 15 crossbow.

JUSTIFICATION:
It is currently legal to hunt big game in Albany County
with shotgun, muzzleloader, bow and pistol, but not with rifles. This
pertains to all areas of the county except Wildlife Management Unit
4J is archery only and encompasses the City of Albany and adjacent
populated and suburban areas.

Advances in shooting technology with regards to shotguns, including
the use of rifled shotgun barrels and specialized ammunition, have
given shotguns ballistic characteristics similar to that of rifles.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 6849                                                  A. 9724

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                             March 29, 2012
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. BRESLIN -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental
  Conservation

IN  ASSEMBLY  --  Introduced by M. of A. McLAUGHLIN, REILLY -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  authorizing  the  hunting  of  big  game  in the county of Albany with
  pistols, rifles, shotguns, crossbows and long bows

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

  Section  1.  Items  (d)  and  (e)  of  paragraph a of subdivision 2 of
section 11-0907 of the environmental conservation  law,  as  amended  by
section  11  of  chapter 483 of the laws of 2010, are amended to read as
follows:
  (d) Eastern region,     Deer, first Monday      Pistol, shotgun,
  except ALBANY,          after November 15       crossbow,
  Columbia, Fulton,       through first Tuesday   muzzle loading firearm
  Orange, Rensselaer,     after December 7        or long bow only
  Saratoga, Washington
  Counties and those
  counties or portions
  thereof listed in
  item (i) of this
  paragraph

(e) Fulton, Saratoga,     Deer, first Monday      Pistol, rifle,
  Washington (parts       after November 15       shotgun,
  in the Southern         through first Tuesday   crossbow
  zone), ALBANY,          after December 7        or long bow
  Columbia, Orange,
  and Rensselaer
  counties

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14607-02-2

S. 6849                             2                            A. 9724

  S 2. Items (d) and (e) of paragraph a  of  subdivision  2  of  section
11-0907  of the environmental conservation law, as amended by section 12
of chapter 483 of the laws of 2010, are amended to read as follows:
  (d) Eastern region,     Deer and bear,          Pistol, shotgun,
  except ALBANY,          first Monday after      crossbow,
  Columbia, Fulton,       November 15 through     muzzle loading firearm
  Orange, Rensselaer,     first Tuesday after     or long bow only
  Saratoga, Washington,   December 7
  Counties and those
  counties or portions
  thereof listed in
  item (i) of this
  paragraph

(e) Fulton, Saratoga,     Deer and bear, first    Pistol, rifle,
  Washington (parts       Monday after November   shotgun,
  in the Southern         15 through first        crossbow
  zone), ALBANY,          Tuesday after           or long bow
  Columbia, Orange,       December 7
  and  Rensselaer
  counties
  S  3.  Items  (d)  and  (e) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section
11-0907 of the environmental conservation law, item (d)  as  amended  by
chapter 600 of the laws of 2005 and item (e) as amended by chapter 95 of
the laws of 1974, are amended to read as follows:

(d) Eastern region,       Deer and bear,          Pistol, shotgun,
  except ALBANY,          first Monday after      muzzle loading firearm
  Columbia, Fulton,       November 15 through     or long bow only
  Orange, Rensselaer,     first Tuesday after
  Saratoga, Washington    December 7
  Counties and those
  counties or portions
  thereof listed in item
  (i) of this paragraph

(e) Fulton, Saratoga,     Deer and bear, first    Pistol, rifle,
  Washington (parts       Monday after November   shotgun
  in the Southern         15 through first        or long bow
  zone), ALBANY,          Tuesday after
  Columbia, Orange,       December 7
  and Rensselaer
  counties

  S  4. This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the amend-
ments to paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of the environ-
mental conservation law made by section one of this act shall be subject
to the expiration and reversion of such paragraph pursuant to section 13
of chapter 600 of the laws of 1993, as amended, when upon such date  the
provisions  of  section  two  of  this  act  shall take effect; provided
further, that the amendments to paragraph a of subdivision 2 of  section
11-0907  of  the  environmental  conservation law made by section two of
this act shall be subject to the expiration and reversion of such  para-
graph  pursuant  to  section  17  of chapter 483 of the laws of 2010, as
amended, when upon such date the provisions of section three of this act
shall take effect.

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