senate Bill S2973

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that disabled persons may utilize a crossbow in the taking of big game or small game, provided that they submit their disability status to the department

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 18, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1273
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 04, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 20, 2011 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1369
Jun 17, 2011 committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 04, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Jun 18, 2012 - Rules committee Vote

S2973
21
0
committee
21
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 17, 2011 - Rules committee Vote

S2973
20
0
committee
20
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S2973 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A469
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง11-0901, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2943, A740

S2973 - Summary

Provides that disabled persons may utilize a crossbow in the taking of big game or small game, provided that they submit their disability status to the department.

S2973 - Sponsor Memo

S2973 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2973

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- 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  the
  use of a mechanically equipped bow by disabled persons

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

  Section 1. Paragraph g of subdivision 3  of  section  11-0901  of  the
environmental  conservation law, as amended by chapter 34 of the laws of
1979, is amended to read as follows:
  g. [Wildlife] EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISIONS FIFTEEN  AND  SIXTEEN
OF  THIS SECTION, WILDLIFE shall not be taken by the use of a cross-bow,
by a long bow drawn, pulled, released, or held in a  drawn  position  by
any  mechanical  device  attached to a portion of the bow other than the
bowstring, or by the use of a device commonly called a spear gun.
  S 2. Subdivision 15 of section 11-0901 of the environmental  conserva-
tion  law,  as amended by chapter 483 of the laws of 2010, is amended to
read as follows:
  15. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of  this  section,  the
department  may  adopt  regulations  to  allow the taking of big game or
small game by the use of a [long] bow equipped with a mechanical  device
for  holding and releasing the bowstring, attached to the handle section
of an otherwise legal [long] bow, OR BY THE USE OF A  CROSSBOW,  to  any
PHYSICALLY  DISABLED  person  [with a physical disability] who is PERMA-
NENTLY physically incapable of drawing and holding a [long] bow  because
of  a  physical  HANDICAP OR disability, subject to such restrictions as
the department may adopt by regulation. For the purpose of this subdivi-
sion, [a person with a physical disability] "PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSON"
shall mean any person who submits to the department  a  statement  of  a
physician  duly  licensed to practice medicine that such person is phys-
ically incapable of arm movement sufficient to [draw, hold and]  release
a  [long]  bow  as defined in subdivision [4] FOUR of this section or as

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00555-01-1

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