senate Bill S1102

Amended

Waives certain fishing and hunting fees for members of the United States armed forces in active service stationed within the state

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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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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 22 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 22 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 1102A

Summary

Waives certain fishing and hunting fees for members of the United States armed forces and the state militia in active service.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1294
Versions:
S1102
S1102A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง11-0715, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S195, S207, A6895
2009-2010: S1451, S2538, A1636
2007-2008: A9885

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BILL NUMBER:S1102

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to waiving
certain fishing and hunting fees for members of the United States
armed forces in active service

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This act establishes that state
residents who are age 70 or older; members of the US armed forces in
active service; active members of the state militia; and members of
certain tribes may receive certain licenses, such as fishing,
trapping, small and big game free of charge. For residents 70 years
of age or older, the turkey permits may be renewable for a five
dollar fee. For residents who are blind, fishing licenses may be
obtained free of charge.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Amends Section 1. Subdivision 2 of
section 11-0715 of the Environmental Conservation Law, as amended by
chapter 59 of 2009.

JUSTIFICATION:
This act would enable certain state residents to waive
paying certain license fees, based on their military service to the
state, their age, and/or recognized tribal affiliation. Our Senior
citizens have long since contributed to the welfare of our state over
a lifetime of labor, dedication and sacrifice. They deserve the small
assistance and opportunity for relaxation and pleasure that a free or
reduced hunting or fishing license will provide. Similarly, our
active armed forces personnel and members of the state militia
deserve equal recognition for their dedication and service to our
country and the freedom and personal liberties we enjoy because of
their service and protection" Likewise, this benefit should be
extended to indigenous Indian tribes whose forbearers populated our
great state before the European settlers arrived.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.503 of 2007/2048; Referred to Environmental Conservation
S.1451 of 2009/2010; Referred to Environmental Conservation
S.207 of 2011/2012; Referred to Environmental Conservation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minimal.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1102

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MAZIARZ, LITTLE, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
  mental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to waiv-
  ing certain fishing and hunting fees for members of the United  States
  armed forces in active service

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2  of  section  11-0715  of  the  environmental
conservation  law,  as  amended by section 3 of part KK of chapter 59 of
the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  2. A member of the Shinnecock tribe  or  the  Poospatuck  tribe  or  a
member  of the six nations, residing on any reservation wholly or partly
within the state, is entitled  to  receive  free  of  charge  a  fishing
license,  a  small  and big game license, a sportsman license, a muzzle-
loading stamp, a trapping license, and a bow hunting stamp; [a  resident
of  the  state  who  is]  a  member of the United States armed forces in
active service who is [not] stationed within the state [and has not been
herein longer than thirty days on leave or  furlough,]  is  entitled  to
receive  free of charge a fishing license, a small and big game license,
and a trapping license; a resident of the state who is an active  member
of  the organized militia of the state of New York as defined by section
one of the military law, or the reserve components of the  armed  forces
of  the  United  States,  and excluding members of the inactive national
guard and individual ready reserve,  is  entitled  to  receive  free  of
charge  a  fishing license, a small and big game license, and a trapping
license; and a resident who is blind is entitled to  receive  a  fishing
license free of charge. For the purposes of this subdivision a person is
blind  only  if  either:  (a)  his or her central visual acuity does not
exceed 20/200 in the better eye with correcting lenses, or  (b)  his  or

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00428-01-3

S. 1102                             2

her visual acuity is greater than 20/200 but is accompanied by a limita-
tion  of the field of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual
field subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees.
  A  resident in the state for a period of thirty days immediately prior
to the date of application who has attained the age of seventy is  enti-
tled  to  receive  a  sportsman  license at the cost of ten dollars as a
license fee.
  A resident in the state for a period of thirty days immediately  prior
to  the date of application who has attained the age of seventy is enti-
tled to receive a fishing license, and a trapping license, at a cost  of
five dollars for each license.
  A  resident in the state for a period of thirty days immediately prior
to the date of application who has attained the age of seventy is  enti-
tled  to  receive free of charge a bowhunting stamp and a muzzle-loading
stamp.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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