senate Bill S3563

Exempts traps set in water from the requirement that they be visited once every 24 hours

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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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  • 05 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.462
  • 01 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 06 / May / 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
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1239
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Summary

Exempts traps set in water from the requirement that they be visited once every 24 hours; such traps shall be visited once every 48 hours or a shorter interval as determined by the department of environmental conservation.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1105
Versions:
S3563
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง11-1105, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6166, A9173

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3563

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to exempting traps set in water from the requirement of being
visited every twenty-four hours

PURPOSE: Exempts traps set in water from the requirement that they be
visited once every 24 hours.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 11-1105 of Environmental Conservation law
is amended to exempt traps set in water from the requirement of being
visited every twenty-four hours.

JUSTIFICATION: Trapping in New York State is not only a pastime for
some, but is also a method of animal population control and offers
economic benefits to the producers and consumers of food and products
from the wild game industry. Throughout New York State, there are four-
teen species of furbearing animals. When trapping animals such as mink,
beaver, muskrat and otter, water trapping is a method commonly used.

Trappers are bound by many rules and regulations to ensure the safety
and security of wildlife populations. These rules are regulated by New
York State's Department of Environmental Conservation. Included in the
regulations that trappers must abide by are rules governing the checking
of traps. In the Southern Zone, all traps must be checked once in each
24 hour period. The Northern Zone provides some leeway, allowing for
traps set in water, as well as several other types of traps, to be
checked once in each 48 hour period.

The proposed legislation would allow for underwater traps in all areas
of New York to be exempt from the requirement that they be visited once
in each 24 hour period. This would remove some of the burden placed on
trappers when checking their traps, in addition to achieving a consist-
ent regulation throughout the entire state, It would also have little to
no impact on the animal or environment, as animals expire within a short
period of time during underwater trapping.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12: A9173 referred to Environmental
Conservation/S6166 referred to Environmental Conservation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3563

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SEWARD -- 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
  exempting  traps  set  in  water from the requirement of being visited
  every twenty-four hours

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

  Section  1.    Subdivision  1  of section 11-1105 of the environmental
conservation law, as amended by chapter 279 of  the  laws  of  2010,  is
amended to read as follows:
  1.  Traps  set  for  taking wildlife shall bear the name and residence
address or the assigned identification number of the operator legibly at
all times, provided, that state, county and  municipal  law  enforcement
agencies  shall have access to the name, address and telephone number of
such operator who was assigned such identification number. They shall be
visited once in each twenty-four hours, except  TRAPS  in  the  Northern
Zone  [where they] AND TRAPS SET IN WATER WHICH shall be visited once in
each forty-eight hours or a shorter interval of no less than twenty-four
hours as the department may, by regulation, require,  and  all  wildlife
held captive shall immediately be removed from the traps.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03006-01-3

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