senate Bill S1112

Amended

Relates to fees charged for certain hunting, fishing and trapping licenses

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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
  • 09 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 09 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 1112A

Summary

Relates to fees charged for certain hunting, fishing and trapping licenses.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5516
Versions:
S1112
S1112A
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 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6038, A9252

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BILL NUMBER:S1112

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to fees charged
for certain hunting, fishing and trapping licenses

PURPOSE:
This legislation would amend the current fee structure to allow
certified DEC Sportsman Education Instructors to receive a free
Resident Super-Sportsman License.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill would amend the Environmental Conservation Law to entitle
DEC instructors to receive a free Resident Super-Sportsman License,
in years which they record 20 or more hours of service, and only if
they have volunteered for the past three consecutive years.

JUSTIFICATION:
Currently, these instructors have to go through a
certification process and volunteer countless hours of their time and
receive no compensation for their hard work. These instructors have a
passion for their sport and have graciously volunteered their time to
help prevent fatalities and reduce injuries associated with hunting.
Often times, instructors are required to supply their own props or
materials and all instructors donate their time and energy, all
without compensation. Giving free Resident Super-Sportsman licenses
to these instructors is the least we can do to thank them for their
continued service to the state of New York.
Instructors are required to complete education time and activity
records for each course they teach, so such records could easily be
used to determine an instructor's eligibility for the free license.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S6038/A9252 of 2011-12; Referred to Environmental Conservation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  1112

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MAZIARZ, GALLIVAN, 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  fees
  charged for certain hunting, fishing and trapping licenses

  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 fish-
ing license, a small and big game license, and a trapping license; [and]
A RESIDENT OF THE STATE WHO FULLY CERTIFIES  AS  A  SPORTSMAN  EDUCATION
INSTRUCTOR,  ACCORDING  TO THE GUIDELINES OF THE DEPARTMENT, WHO RECORDS
TWENTY OR MORE HOURS OF INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICE PER-YEAR FOR THREE CONSEC-
UTIVE  YEARS,  IS  ENTITLED  TO  RECEIVE  FREE  OF  CHARGE  A   RESIDENT
SUPER-SPORTSMAN  LICENSE;  AND  a  resident  who is blind is entitled to

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02271-01-3

S. 1112                             2

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 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 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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