senate Bill S1102A

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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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to 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:
A1294A
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:S1102A

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 58 of 2013.

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 2007/2008; 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--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MAZIARZ, LITTLE, SEWARD, ZELDIN -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Environmental Conservation -- recommitted to the Committee on Environ-
  mental  Conservation  in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

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 4 of part R of chapter 58 of the
laws of 2013, 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  hunting  license,  a  muzzle-loading  privilege, a trapping
license, and a bowhunting privilege; [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 hunting 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 exclud-
ing members of the inactive national guard and individual ready reserve,
is  entitled  to  receive  free  of  charge a fishing license, a hunting
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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00428-02-4

S. 1102--A                          2

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 her visual acuity is greater than 20/200 but is
accompanied  by a limitation 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  fishing license, a trapping license, and a hunting
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 privilege and a muzzle-load-
ing privilege.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the  same  date  and  in  the  same
manner  as  section 4 of part R of chapter 58 of the laws of 2013, takes
effect.

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