senate Bill S2975A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Allows for rifle hunting in portions of Ontario County

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Jan 05, 2012 print number 2975a
amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 04, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
Mar 10, 2011 advanced to third reading
Mar 09, 2011 2nd report cal.
Mar 08, 2011 1st report cal.168
Feb 04, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

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S2975 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-0907, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7006

S2975 - Bill Texts

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Allows for rifle hunting in that portion of Ontario County south of NYS route 20.

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BILL NUMBER:S2975

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to allowing the
use of rifles for hunting in certain portions of Ontario county

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill would allow the hunting of
deer and bear through the use of a rifle in Ontario County by
restricting same to the area within the county south of U.S. Route
20/New York State Route S.

JUSTIFICATION:
At the request of Ontario County, certain portions of
that county south of U.S. Route 20/New York State Route 5 would be
included in those areas where sportsmen and women are able to hunt
deer and bear with rifles. Since 2005, several counties in
Southern-and Central New York have been allowed to permit hunting of
deer and bear with rifles. There have been very few reported adverse
incidents or problems. Given the rural nature of that portion of
Ontario County south of U.S. Route 20/New York State Route 5 and the
safety record of hunters in the counties where rifle hunting has been
permitted, it would be reasonable to now permit rifle hunters in
southern Ontario County the same opportunities. This bill corrects
the description of the portion of the county to which it applies,
satisfying the concern raised in the Governor's veto message.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009 S.6057/A.7581 passed both houses, but
was vetoed by the Governor. S.7006 of 2010

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately; with provisions.

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

                                  2975

                       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
  allowing  the use of rifles for hunting in certain portions of Ontario
  county

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

  Section 1. Item (i) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907
of the environmental conservation law, as amended by section 11 of chap-
ter 483 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  (i) The counties of     Deer, the first Monday  Pistol, shotgun,
  Allegany,               after November 15       crossbow,
  Cattaraugus, Chemung,   through first Tuesday   muzzle loading
  Chenango, Herkimer,     after December 7        firearm, rifle or
  Madison,                                        long bow only
  Montgomery, Oneida,
  Oswego, Otsego,
  Schoharie, Schuyler,
  Steuben,
  Tioga and Yates
  [and], that portion of
  the county of
  Broome east of the
  Susquehanna river,
  AND THAT PORTION OF
  THE COUNTY OF ONTARIO
  SOUTH OF U.S. ROUTE
  20/NEW YORK STATE
  ROUTE 5

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05218-01-1

S. 2975                             2

  S  2.  Item  (i) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of
the environmental conservation law, as amended by section 12 of  chapter
483 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  (i) The counties of     Deer and bear, the      Pistol, shotgun,
  Allegany,               first Monday after      crossbow,
  Cattaraugus,            November 15 through     muzzle loading
  Chenango, Herkimer,     first Tuesday after     firearm, rifle or
  Montgomery, Oneida,     December 7              long bow only
  Oswego, Otsego,
  Schoharie and Tioga
  [and], that portion of
  the county of
  Broome east of the
  Susquehanna river,
  AND THAT PORTION OF
  THE COUNTY OF ONTARIO
  SOUTH OF U.S. ROUTE
  20/NEW YORK STATE
  ROUTE 5
  S  3.  Item  (i) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of
the environmental conservation law, as added by section 2 of chapter 600
of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  (i) The counties of     Deer and bear, the      Pistol, shotgun,
  Allegany,               first Monday after      muzzle loading
  Cattaraugus,            November 15 through     firearm, rifle or
  Chenango, Herkimer,     first Tuesday after     long bow only
  Montgomery, Oneida,     December 7
  Oswego, Otsego,
  Schoharie and Tioga
  [and], that portion of
  the county of
  Broome east of the
  Susquehanna river,
  AND THAT PORTION OF
  THE COUNTY OF ONTARIO
  SOUTH OF U.S. ROUTE
  20/NEW YORK STATE
  ROUTE 5
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the  amend-
ments to paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of the environ-
mental conservation law made by section one of this act shall be subject
to the expiration and reversion of such paragraph pursuant to section 13
of  chapter 600 of the laws of 1993, as amended, when upon such date the
provisions of section two  of  this  act  shall  take  effect;  provided
further,  that the amendments to paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section
11-0907 of the environmental conservation law made  by  section  two  of
this  act shall be subject to the expiration and reversion of such para-
graph pursuant to section 17 of chapter 483 of  the  laws  of  2010,  as
amended, when upon such date the provisions of section three of this act
shall take effect.

S2975A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-0907, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7006

S2975A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Allows for rifle hunting in that portion of Ontario County south of NYS route 20.

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BILL NUMBER:S2975A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to allowing the
use of rifles for hunting in certain portions of Ontario county

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill would allow the hunting of
deer and bear through the use of a rifle in Ontario County by
restricting same to the area within the county south of U.S. Route
20/New York State Route 5.

JUSTIFICATION:
At the request of Ontario County, certain portions of
that county south of U.S. Route 20/New York State Route 5 would be
included in those areas where sportsmen and women are able to hunt
deer and bear with rifles. Since 2005, several counties in
Southern-and Central New York have been allowed to permit hunting of
deer and bear with rifles. There have been very few reported adverse
incidents or problems. Given the rural nature of that portion of
Ontario County south of U.S. Route 20/New York State Route 5 and the
safety record of hunters in the counties where rifle hunting has been
permitted, it would be reasonable to now permit rifle hunters in
southern Ontario County the same opportunities. This bill corrects
the description of the portion of the county to which it applies,
satisfying the concern raised in the Governor's veto message.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009 S.6057/A.7581 passed both houses, but
was vetoed by the Governor. S.7006 of 2010

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately; with provisions.

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

                                 2975--A

                       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
  -- recommitted to  the  Committee  on  Environmental  Conservation  in
  accordance  with  Senate  Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  allowing the use of rifles for hunting in certain portions of  Ontario
  county

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

  Section 1. Item (i) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907
of the environmental conservation law, as separately amended by chapters
321 and 326 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:

(i) The counties of       Deer, the first Monday  Pistol, shotgun,
  Allegany, Cattaraugus,  after November 15       crossbow,
  Chautauqua except       through first Tuesday   muzzle loading
  that portion of         after December 7        firearm, rifle or
  the county north of                             long bow only
  route 20, Chemung,
  Chenango, Herkimer,
  Madison,
  Montgomery, Oneida,
  Oswego, Otsego,
  Schoharie, Schuyler,
  Steuben, Tioga,
  Wyoming and
  Yates [and], that
  portion of the county of
  Broome east of the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05218-03-2

S. 2975--A                          2

  Susquehanna river,
  AND THAT PORTION OF
  THE COUNTY OF ONTARIO
  SOUTH OF U.S. ROUTE
  20/NEW YORK STATE
  ROUTE 5

  S  2.  Item  (i) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of
the environmental conservation law, as amended by section 11 of  chapter
483 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:

(i) The counties of       Deer, the first Monday  Pistol, shotgun,
  Allegany,               after November 15       crossbow,
  Cattaraugus, Chemung,   through first Tuesday   muzzle loading
  Chenango, Herkimer,     after December 7        firearm, rifle or
  Madison,                                        long bow only
  Montgomery, Oneida,
  Oswego, Otsego,
  Schoharie, Schuyler,
  Steuben, Tioga
  [and], Yates
  and that portion of
  the county of
  Broome east of the
  Susquehanna river,
  AND THAT PORTION OF
  THE COUNTY OF ONTARIO
  SOUTH OF U.S. ROUTE
  20/NEW YORK STATE
  ROUTE 5

  S  3.  Item  (i) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of
the environmental conservation law, as separately amended by  section  1
of  chapters 173, 202 and 203 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as
follows:

(i) The counties of       Deer and bear, the      Pistol, shotgun,
  Allegany, Cattaraugus,  first Monday after      crossbow,
  Chemung, Chenango,      November 15 through     muzzle loading
  Herkimer, Madison,      first Tuesday after     firearm, rifle or
  Montgomery, Oneida,     December 7              long bow only
  Oswego, Otsego,
  Schoharie, Schuyler,
  Steuben, Tioga, [and],
  Yates and that
  portion of the county
  of Broome east of the
  Susquehanna river,
  AND THAT PORTION OF
  THE COUNTY OF ONTARIO
  SOUTH OF U.S. ROUTE
  20/NEW YORK STATE
  ROUTE 5
  S 4. Item (i) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of  section  11-0907  of
the  environmental  conservation law, as separately amended by section 2

S. 2975--A                          3

of chapters 173, 202 and 203 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read  as
follows:

(i) The counties of       Deer and bear, the      Pistol, shotgun,
  Allegany, Cattaraugus,  first Monday after      muzzle loading
  Chemung, Chenango,      November 15 through     firearm, rifle or
  Herkimer, Madison,      first Tuesday after     long bow only
  Montgomery, Oneida,     December 7
  Oswego, Otsego,
  Schoharie, Schuyler,
  Steuben, Tioga, [and],
  Yates, and that
  portion of the county
  of Broome east of the
  Susquehanna river,
  AND THAT PORTION OF
  THE COUNTY OF ONTARIO
  SOUTH OF U.S. ROUTE
  20/NEW YORK STATE
  ROUTE 5
  S  5. This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the amend-
ments to item (i) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907  of
the environmental conservation law made by section one of this act shall
be  subject  to  the  expiration  and reversion of such item pursuant to
section 3 of chapters 321 and 326 of the laws of 2011,  when  upon  such
date  the  provisions  of section two of this act shall take effect; the
amendments to item (i) of  paragraph  a  of  subdivision  2  of  section
11-0907  of  the  environmental  conservation law made by section two of
this act shall be subject to the expiration and reversion of  such  item
pursuant  to  section 13 of chapter 600 of the laws of 1993, as amended,
when upon such date the provisions of section three of  this  act  shall
take  effect; provided further, that the amendments to item (i) of para-
graph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of the environmental conser-
vation law made by section three of this act shall  be  subject  to  the
expiration  and reversion of such item pursuant to section 17 of chapter
483 of the laws of 2010, as amended, when upon such date the  provisions
of section four of this act shall take effect.

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