senate Bill S1884

Requires the commissioner of environmental conservation to promote education in hunting, fishing and outdoor education in high school physical education courses

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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
  • 05 / Feb / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.36
  • 11 / Feb / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 12 / Feb / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 23 / Jan / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.38
  • 27 / Jan / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 28 / Jan / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 26 / Feb / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 26 / Feb / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 26 / Feb / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Summary

Requires the commissioner of environmental conservation to promote education in hunting, fishing and outdoor education in high school physical education courses.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4124
Versions:
S1884
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3-0301, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S4933, A4345
2009-2010: A3014, A3014
2007-2008: A3876, A3876

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BILL NUMBER:S1884

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to hunting, fishing and outdoor education in high school phys-
ical education courses

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this legislation is to
promote hunting, fishing and outdoor activities in an educational capac-
ity.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends subdivision 1 of section 3-0301 of the Environmental
Conservation Law by adding a new paragraph (aa) which authorizes the
commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation to work
with the Board of Regents to develop an education program for grades
nine through twelve regarding various hunting and fishing seasons,
species that can be sought, necessary materials for obtaining hunting
and fishing licenses, outdoor opportunities for recreation and exercise
purposes, and the history and benefits of hunting and fishing in New
York State's development.

Section 2: Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Recent studies have pointed out that more and more chil-
dren are becoming more and more obese due to their lack of activity and
distorted eating habits. In order to change this situation and develop
healthier children, it is essential that they become more aware of
opportunities that exist for them.

To support this, it is essential that children become aware of the bene-
fits that can he seen in hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation. With
the vast resources available throughout New York, children will be able
to engage in various activities that lead to a healthier lifestyle.

Creating a healthier lifestyle is beneficial; however, it is not the
only benefit that will be seen. One of the other significant benefits
recognized is the creation of a link to the history and development of
our state. Various regions of the state have significant cultural links
to outdoor activities. Providing education in the classroom will teach
children about these links and how the activities have created the
culture.

In addition to creating a healthier lifestyle and providing insight into
the cultural significance of an area and its activities, providing
education in the classroom will also lead to place hunting, fishing and
outdoor recreation in a positive light.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S.4933 of 2012: Passed Senate, Died in Assembly Environmental Conserva-
tion S.4933 of 2011: Died on Senate Floor Calendar, Died in Assembly
Environmental Conservation A.3014 of 2010: Died in Assembly Environ-
mental Conservation A.3014 of 2009: Died in Assembly Environmental
Conservation A.3876 of 2008: Died in Assembly Environmental Conservation
A.3876 of 2007: Died in Assembly Environmental Conservation A.11017 of
2006: Died in Assembly Environmental Conservation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of July next
succeeding the date on which it became law; provided, however that
effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule
or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effec-
tive date is authorized and directed to be made and completed on or
before such effective date.

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

                                  1884

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BONACIC,  GALLIVAN,  GRISANTI  --  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 hunt-
  ing,  fishing  and outdoor education in high school physical education
  courses

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section  3-0301  of the environmental
conservation law is amended by adding a new  paragraph  aa  to  read  as
follows:
  AA.  DISSEMINATE  INFORMATION RELATING TO HUNTING, FISHING AND OUTDOOR
EDUCATION, IN  CONSULTATION  WITH  THE  BOARD  OF  REGENTS,  TO  PROMOTE
INSTRUCTION IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION COURSES FOR GRADES NINE THROUGH TWELVE
IN  HUNTING,  FISHING  AND  OUTDOOR  EDUCATION.  SUCH  INSTRUCTION SHALL
INCLUDE INFORMATION ON THE:
  (1) VARIOUS HUNTING AND FISHING SEASONS;
  (2) SPECIES THAT CAN BE SOUGHT;
  (3)  THE  NECESSARY  MATERIALS  FOR  OBTAINING  HUNTING  AND   FISHING
LICENSES;
  (4) OUTDOOR OPPORTUNITIES FOR RECREATION AND EXERCISE PURPOSES; AND
  (5) HISTORY AND BENEFITS OF HUNTING AND FISHING IN THIS STATE'S DEVEL-
OPMENT;
  S  2.  This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law;  provided,  however,  that
effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule
or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effec-
tive  date  is  authorized  and  directed to be made and completed on or
before such effective date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04575-01-3

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