senate Bill S3244

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Permits the discharge of a longbow over water by a person bow fishing in certain instances

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May 07, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 01, 2012 advanced to third reading
Apr 30, 2012 2nd report cal.
Apr 26, 2012 1st report cal.592
Jan 04, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 10, 2011 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 09, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 04, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 03, 2011 1st report cal.433
Feb 14, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Apr 26, 2012 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S3244
12
0
committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Apr 26, 2012

aye wr (2)

May 3, 2011 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S3244
11
2
committee
11
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: May 3, 2011

nay (2)
excused (1)

S3244 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5192
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง11-0931, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7056, A10182

S3244 - Bill Texts

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Permits the discharge of a longbow over water by a person bow fishing if no dwelling, house, or public structure, livestock or person is situated in the line of discharge less than 500 feet from the point of discharge.

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BILL NUMBER:S3244

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
discharge of a longbow over water in certain instances

PURPOSE:
To allow the safe discharge of a longbow over water by a person bow
fishing if no dwelling, house, public structure, livestock or person
is situated in the line of discharge less than 500 feet from the
point of discharge.

JUSTIFICATION:
People from all over the state, nation and world are drawn to New York
State for its rich outdoor recreation. This legislation would permit
those who enjoy bow fishing to conduct their recreation with more
flexibility and in a manner that is both safe and enjoyable.

The Department of Environmental Conservation recognizes the merit of
reducing the current 500 foot requirement for the use of longbows and
has identified it as an item to be amended in the Environmental
Conversation Law. As the arrow is ultimately discharged directly into
the water in close proximity to the archer, the nature of the sport
already limits the possibility of accidental targets.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: A.10182/S.7056, Environmental Conservation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediate.

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

    S. 3244                                                  A. 5192

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            February 14, 2011
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. FARLEY -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental
  Conservation

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. AMEDORE,  SALADINO,  KATZ,  FINCH,
  CROUCH,  TOBACCO,  BARCLAY, BURLING, HAWLEY, McDONOUGH, RAIA -- Multi-
  Sponsored by -- M. of A. CALHOUN, CORWIN, GIGLIO, KOLB, MAGEE, MOLINA-
  RO, SAYWARD -- read once and referred to  the  Committee  on  Environ-
  mental Conservation

AN  ACT  to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
  discharge of a longbow over water in certain instances

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

  Section  1.  Subparagraph 2 of paragraph a of subdivision 4 of section
11-0931 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 483
of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  (2) discharge a firearm, crossbow or long bow within five hundred feet
from a dwelling house, farm building or farm structure actually occupied
or used, school building, school  playground,  or  occupied  factory  or
church  EXCEPT  THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBPARAGRAPH SHALL NOT APPLY
TO THE DISCHARGE OF A LONGBOW OVER WATER BY A PERSON BOW FISHING  IF  NO
DWELLING, HOUSE, OR PUBLIC STRUCTURE, LIVESTOCK OR PERSON IS SITUATED IN
THE  LINE  OF  DISCHARGE  LESS  THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET FROM THE POINT OF
DISCHARGE;
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately;  provided,  however  that
the  amendments to subdivision 4 of section 11-0931 of the environmental
conservation law amended by section one of this act shall not affect the
expiration of such subdivision and shall expire therewith.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07876-01-1

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