senate Bill S2564

Amended

Waives certain fishing and hunting fees for residents of the state who performed military service in combat or subject to hostile fire or imminent danger

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  • Introduced
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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 22 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 26 / Aug / 2013
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 26 / Aug / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 2564A
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Summary

Waives certain fishing and hunting fees for residents of the state who performed military service in combat or subject to hostile fire or imminent danger for the five years immediately after his or her return to this state from such military service.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6699
Versions:
S2564
S2564A
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: S5265, A2172
2009-2010: A6503, A6503
2007-2008: A5929, A5929

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BILL NUMBER:S2564

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to waiving
certain fishing and hunting fees for certain members of the military
serving during a period of war

PURPOSE:
To allow Honorably Discharged Veterans who served in a period of wax
to receive--free of charge--a fishing license, a small and big game
license, and a trapping license.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section One - Subdivision 2 of Section 11-0715 of the Environmental
Conservation Law is amended to provide that for a period of five
years commencing after an honorable discharge, a Veteran is entitled
to receive the following triumvirate of licenses free of charge, for
a period of five years: fishing, small and big game, and trapping.

Section Two - This act would take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:
Current law provides free hunting and fishing licenses to certain
enumerated classes of individuals, such as those over the age of
seventy, members of certain indigenous tribes, and active members of
the armed forces. It seems entirely logical to extend this minute
modicum of courtesy to Honorably Discharged War Veterans, who fought
for every light and privilege that we enjoy at every moment of every
day.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2005/06 - A.10394 - Referred to Environmental Conservation
2007/08 - A.5929 - Referred to Environmental Conservation
2009/10 - A.6503 - Referred to Environmental Conservation
5/24/11 Reported and Committed to Finance
2/14/12 Recommit, Enacting Clause Stricken

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act would take effect immediately.

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

                                  2564

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  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 waiv-
  ing certain fishing and hunting fees for certain members of the  mili-
  tary serving during a period of war

  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;  A
RESIDENT  OF THE STATE WHO PERFORMED MILITARY SERVICE DURING A PERIOD OF
WAR AND WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED, IS ENTITLED, FOR THE FIVE YEARS  IMME-
DIATELY  SUCCEEDING  HIS  OR  HER RETURN TO THE STATE FROM SUCH MILITARY
SERVICE, 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07291-01-3

S. 2564                             2

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 great-
er 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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