senate Bill S851

Excepts agricultural land defined as livestock and livestock products from the prohibition on salt licks made, set or used on land inhabited by deer or bear

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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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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.678
  • 18 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 24 / May / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 24 / May / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 24 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 05 / Jun / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1037
  • 06 / Jun / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 11 / Jun / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Excepts agricultural land defined as livestock and livestock products from the prohibition on salt licks made, set or used on land inhabited by deer or bear; prohibits hunting deer or bear with the aid of a salt lick.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S851
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง11-0505 & 11-0901, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S2472

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BILL NUMBER:S851

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
prohibition on salt licks on land inhabited by deer or bear
and prohibiting the hunting of deer or bear with the aid of a salt lick

PURPOSE:

This bill exempts agricultural land used for production of livestock
or livestock products from the prohibition on salt licks.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

State Environmental Conservation Law is amended to exempt agricultural
land used for production of livestock or livestock products from the
prohibition on salt licks which is applicable to all land inhabited
by deer or bear.

JUSTIFICATION:

The practice of baiting deer or bear with the use of salt licks for
purposes of big game hunting is illegal in New York State. This
statutory ban was implemented with the intention of preventing big
game hunters from setting salt licks to attract and hunt deer. This
prohibition does have an unintended consequence of disallowing
farmers which use salt licks as a nutritional device for their
pastured animals (i.e. beef cows) from employing salt licks in their
livestock operation. This legislation clarifies that the salt lick
ban is not germane to working farms with livestock.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-2010: S.2472 Referred to Environmental Conservation
2007-2008: S.4499A/A.8351A Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately, with provisions.

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

                                   851

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- 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  the
  prohibition  on  salt  licks  on  land  inhabited  by deer or bear and
  prohibiting the hunting of deer or bear with the aid of a salt lick

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  3  of  section  11-0505 of the environmental
conservation law, as amended by chapter 135 of  the  laws  of  1982,  is
amended to read as follows:
  3. No deer or bear traps shall be made, set or used upon land inhabit-
ed  by  deer  or bear. No salt lick shall be made, set or used upon land
inhabited  by  deer  or  bear,  EXCEPT  ON  LAND  USED  IN  AGRICULTURAL
PRODUCTION  FOR  THE  PRODUCTION  OF  LIVESTOCK OR LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS AS
DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH E  OF  SUBDIVISION  TWO  AND  SUBDIVISION  FOUR  OF
SECTION THREE HUNDRED ONE OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW, AND except
that  the  department  may  do so on state wildlife refuges and wildlife
management areas.
  S 2. Subparagraph 9 of paragraph b of subdivision 4 of section 11-0901
of the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 483 of  the
laws  of  2010, is amended and a new subparagraph 10 is added to read as
follows:
  (9) with a crossbow unless such crossbow shall consist of  a  bow  and
string,  either  compound  or  recurve, that launches a minimum fourteen
inch bolt, not including point, mounted upon a stock with a trigger that
holds the string and limbs under tension  until  released.  The  trigger
unit of such crossbow must have a working safety. The minimum limb width
of  such  crossbow  shall  be seventeen inches, have a minimum peak draw
weight of one hundred pounds and a  maximum  peak  draw  weight  of  two

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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hundred pounds. The minimum overall length of such crossbow from butt to
stock to front of limbs shall be twenty-four inches[.]; OR
  (10) WITH THE AID OF A SALT LICK.
  S 3. Subparagraph 8 of paragraph b of subdivision 4 of section 11-0901
of  the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 600 of the
laws of 1993, is amended and a new subparagraph 9 is added  to  read  as
follows:
  (8) with an arrow with a barbed broadhead arrowhead[.]; OR
  (9) WITH THE AID OF A SALT LICK.
  S 4. Subparagraph 9 of paragraph c of subdivision 4 of section 11-0901
of  the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 483 of the
laws of 2010, is amended and a new subparagraph 10 is added to  read  as
follows:
  (9)  with  a  crossbow unless such crossbow shall consist of a bow and
string, either compound or recurve, that  launches  a  minimum  fourteen
inch bolt, not including point, mounted upon a stock with a trigger that
holds  the  string  and  limbs under tension until released. The trigger
unit of such crossbow must have a working safety. The minimum limb width
of such crossbow shall be seventeen inches, have  a  minimum  peak  draw
weight  of  one  hundred  pounds  and  a maximum peak draw weight of two
hundred pounds. The minimum overall length of such crossbow from butt to
stock to front of limbs shall be twenty-four inches[.]; OR
  (10) WITH THE AID OF A SALT LICK.
  S 5. Subparagraph 8 of paragraph c of subdivision 4 of section 11-0901
of the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 600 of  the
laws  of  1993,  is amended and a new subparagraph 9 is added to read as
follows:
  (8) with an arrow with a barbed broadhead arrowhead[.]; OR
  (9) WITH THE AID OF A SALT LICK.
  S 6. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the  amend-
ments  to  paragraphs b and c of subdivision 4 of section 11-0901 of the
environmental conservation law, made by sections two and  four  of  this
act, shall not affect the expiration of such paragraphs and shall expire
therewith, when upon such date sections three and five of this act shall
take effect.

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