senate Bill S91A

Requires the department of environmental conservation to issue documentation of hunter safety course completion

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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
  • 28 / Feb / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.111
  • 04 / Mar / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 05 / Mar / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 23 / Apr / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 23 / Apr / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 24 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 25 / Mar / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.336
  • 26 / Mar / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 27 / Mar / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 91A
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A2350A

Summary

Requires the department of environmental conservation to issue documentation of hunter safety course completion.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2350A
Versions:
S91
S91A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง11-0713, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6729, A9628

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S91A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to requiring the department of environmental conservation to
issue documentation of hunter safety course completion

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this bill is to allow sportsmen and women who have previ-
ously completed the approved NYS DEC hunter safety course the ability to
get a replacement certificate if it has been lost or destroyed without
having to retake the hunter safety course. In order to get a hunting
license in New York, an individual must produce a valid hunter safety
course certificate or a previous hunting license. The NYS DEC does not
maintain records prior to 1980 which would provide a record of the indi-
vidual's satisfactorily completing hunter safety course prior to 1980
should one be lost or destroyed. This bill would allow the NYS DEC to
issue a replacement Hunter Safety Course Certificate based upon the
individual possessing a current or expired NYS DEC issued hunting
license.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends subdivision 4 of section 11-0713 of the environmental
conservation law to allow a person who holds a license or privilege
authorizing the holder to hunt, fish, or trap and who has lost or acci-
dentally destroyed documentation demonstrating completion of a New York
hunter safety course to apply for replacement education certificates for
a fee of one dollar to the issuing agent.

Section 2 amends subdivision 3 of section 11-0713 of the environmental
conservation law.

Section 3 states that this act shall take effect on the one hundred
eightieth day after it shall have become a law.

JUSTIFICATION:

The primary reason for this bill is to assist those sportsmen and women
who have been hunting accident-free since their original date of hunter
safety course completion to obtain a replacement safety certificate
without having to retake the hunter safety course. There have been a
number of instances where a hunter has applied to another state for a
hunting license and one will not be issued without proof that a hunter
safety course certificate was issued. If the hunter has lost the certif-
icate, a current hunting license will not suffice for proof of the safe-
ty course. This bill would allow people who lost their certificate to
obtain a replacement without having to retake the course based on the
presumption that the safety course was completed due to their possession
of a NYS hunting license. This bill is limited in scope to those who
acquired the Hunter Safety Course Certificate prior to 1980 and allows a

remedy for those who already possess a hunting license but who cannot
produce a hunter safety course certificate.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-12: S.6729/A.9628 Passed Senate/Referred to Environmental Conserva-
tion

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Minimal

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect 180 days after it becomes law.

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

                                  91--A
    Cal. No. 336

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
  -- recommitted to  the  Committee  on  Environmental  Conservation  in
  accordance  with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said
  committee, ordered to first and second  report,  ordered  to  a  third
  reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place in the
  order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  requiring  the  department  of  environmental  conservation  to  issue
  documentation of hunter safety course completion

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  4  of  section  11-0713 of the environmental
conservation law is amended by adding a  new  paragraph  d  to  read  as
follows:
  D. A PERSON WHO HOLDS A LICENSE OR PRIVILEGE AUTHORIZING THE HOLDER TO
HUNT,  FISH, OR TRAP AND WHO HAS LOST OR ACCIDENTALLY DESTROYED DOCUMEN-
TATION DEMONSTRATING COMPLETION OF A NEW YORK HUNTER  SAFETY  COURSE  AS
REQUIRED  PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION  THREE OF THIS SECTION MAY APPLY FOR
REPLACEMENT EDUCATION CERTIFICATES FOR A COMMISSION OF ONE DOLLAR TO THE
ISSUING AGENT. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ISSUE SUCH A DUPLICATE  WHEN  SATIS-
FIED THE APPLICATION IS MADE IN GOOD FAITH.
  S  2.  Paragraph c of subdivision 3 of section 11-0713 of the environ-
mental conservation law, as amended by section 3 of part R of chapter 58
of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
  c. Certifications of qualification in responsible hunting, responsible
bowhunting and responsible trapping practices may be made by duly quali-
fied and designated persons, whose fitness to give instructions in  said
practices has been determined by an agent of the department. The depart-
ment  may designate any person it deems qualified to act as its agent in

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01946-05-4

S. 91--A                            2

the giving of instruction and the making  of  certification.  No  charge
shall  be  made  for any certificate or instruction given to a person to
qualify him or her to obtain a  license  or  privilege  other  than  for
certain  instruction  and  materials  accredited  by  the  department to
provide preparation for final instruction and testing by agents  of  the
department  [or  for replacement education certificates for a commission
of one dollar to the issuing agent]. The department shall make available
to the public courses without charge which  do  not  require  additional
preparation  at  the  expense  of  students, and may also offer optional
courses which require  preparatory  instruction  which  may  be  at  the
expense  of  the  student. The department may make rules and regulations
which in its opinion effectuate better the purpose of this subdivision.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.

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