senate Bill S983

Provides for the issuance of fishing and hunting licenses, free of charge, to volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers

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Bill Status


  • 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
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Summary

Provides for the issuance of fishing and hunting licenses, free of charge, to volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5475
Versions:
S983
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 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S7419, S7419

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S983

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to waiving
hunting and fishing license fees for volunteer firefighters and volunteer
ambulance workers

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To waive hunting and fishing license fees for volunteer firefighters
and volunteer ambulance workers.

JUSTIFICATION:
This bill would waive the fee for a big and small game hunting license
and a fishing license for volunteer firemen, as defined in
subdivision one of section three of the firefighters' benefit law and
volunteer ambulance workers as defined in subdivision one of section
three of the volunteer ambulance workers' benefit law.

Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers contribute
their time without any compensation and provide a vital service for
their communities. For their dedicated service they should receive a
free small and big game hunting license and a free fishing license.
This is a small gesture of appreciation for those who risk their
lives for the safety of their neighbors.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.7419 - Referred to Environmental Conservation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minimal to the State.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                   983

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LIBOUS -- 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 hunting and fishing license fees for  volunteer  firefighters  and
  volunteer ambulance workers

  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
VOLUNTEER  AMBULANCE  WORKER,  AS  DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION
THREE OF THE VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE WORKERS' BENEFIT LAW,  OR  A  VOLUNTEER
FIREMAN, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION THREE OF THE VOLUNTEER
FIREFIGHTERS' BENEFIT LAW, IS ENTITLED TO RECEIVE FREE OF CHARGE A FISH-
ING  LICENSE,  AND  A  SMALL AND BIG GAME LICENSE; and a resident who is

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05296-01-3

S. 983                              2

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 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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