senate Bill S2564A

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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  • 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:
A6699A
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:S2564A

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 in combat or subject to hostile fire

PURPOSE: To allow Honorably Discharged Veterans who served in a
period of war 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--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BALL,  SAMPSON,  ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
  mental Conservation -- 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 certain members of the mili-
  tary serving in combat or subject to hostile fire

  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 fish-
ing  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; A RESIDENT OF THE STATE WHO PERFORMED
MILITARY SERVICE IN COMBAT OR DUTY SUBJECT TO HOSTILE FIRE  OR  IMMINENT
DANGER, AS DEFINED IN 37 USC S 310 (A)(4), AND WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED,
IS ENTITLED, FOR THE FIVE YEARS IMMEDIATELY SUCCEEDING HIS OR HER RETURN
TO  THE  STATE  FROM  SUCH MILITARY SERVICE, TO RECEIVE FREE OF CHARGE A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07291-02-3

S. 2564--A                          2

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 her visu-
al 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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