senate Bill S5505

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to sportsman licenses for honorably discharged military veterans

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Feb 07, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
May 26, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

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Feb 7, 2012 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Feb 7, 2012

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S5505 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7946
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง11-0702, En Con L

S5505 - Bill Texts

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Relates to sportsman licenses for honorably discharged military veterans.

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BILL NUMBER:S5505

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to sportsman
licenses for honorably discharged military veterans

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This legislation seeks to provide for a free lifetime sportsman
license to an honorable discharged veteran having a forty percent or
greater service-related disability.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill amends Paragraphs a and j of subdivision 1 of
section 11-0702 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by
section 2 of part AA of Chapter 60 of the laws of 2011 to provide a
free lifetime sportsman license and turkey permit for a person who
has been honorably discharged from service in the Armed Forces of the
United States and is certified as having a forty percent or greater
service-related disability.

Section 2 of the bill amends Paragraphs a and j of subdivision 1 of
section 11-0702 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by
Chapter 507 of the laws of 2010 to provide a free lifetime sportsman
license and turkey permit for a person who has been honorably
discharged from service in the Armed Forces of the United States and
is certified as having a forty percent or greater service-related
disability.

Section 3 of the bill is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Current New York Law allows veterans with a forty percent or greater
service-related disability to purchase a sportsman license which is
renewable every year for a five dollar fee. Many states including New
Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Arizona offer lifetime disabled veterans
hunting and fishing licenses free of charge. Offering our disabled
veterans free hunting and fishing licenses without the need to renew
every year is the least we can do to show our appreciate for the
sacrifices they have made for our freedom.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011 - New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have
become a law, provided that the amendments to paragraphs a and j of
subdivision 1 of section 11-0702 of the environmental conservation
law made by section one of this act shall be subject to the
expiration and reversion of such subdivision pursuant to section 9 of
part AA of chapter 60 of the laws of 2011, when upon such date the
provisions of section two of this act shall take effect.


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

                                  5505

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 26, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, ADAMS, CARLUCCI, HASSELL-THOMPSON,
  KRUGER, LARKIN, OPPENHEIMER, SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered  print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental
  Conservation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  sportsman licenses for honorably discharged military veterans

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

  Section  1.  Paragraphs a and j of subdivision 1 of section 11-0702 of
the environmental conservation law, as amended by section 2 of  part  AA
of chapter 60 of the laws of 2011, are amended to read as follows:

      a. Lifetime sportsman
     license and turkey
     permit. If purchased,
     for a  child four years
     of age or younger                              $380.00

      for a child age five through
     eleven years of age                            $535.00

      for a person age twelve through
     sixty-nine years of age                        $765.00

      for a person age seventy
     and over[.]                                    $65.00

      FOR A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN HONORABLY
     DISCHARGED FROM SERVICE IN THE
     ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES
     AND IS CERTIFIED AS HAVING A FORTY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11547-01-1

S. 5505                             2

     PERCENT OR GREATER SERVICE-CONNECTED
     DISABILITY.                                    FREE

      j. For transfer to a person pursuant
     to section 11-0704 of this title.              $50.00

  S  2.  Paragraphs  a  and j of subdivision 1 of section 11-0702 of the
environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 507 of the laws of
2010, are amended to read as follows:

      a. Lifetime sportsman
     license and turkey
     permit. If purchased,
     for a  child four years
     of age or younger                              $380.00

      for a child age five through
     eleven years of age                            $535.00

      for a person age twelve through
     sixty-nine years of age                        $765.00

      for a person age seventy
     and over[.]                                    $65.00

      FOR A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN HONORABLY
     DISCHARGED FROM SERVICE IN THE
     ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES
     AND IS CERTIFIED AS HAVING A FORTY
     PERCENT OR GREATER SERVICE-CONNECTED
     DISABILITY.                                    FREE

      j. For transfer to a person pursuant
     to section 11-0704 of this title.              $50.00

  S 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law, provided that the amendments to paragraphs a and j of
subdivision  1  of section 11-0702 of the environmental conservation law
made by section one of this act shall be subject to the  expiration  and
reversion  of such subdivision pursuant to section 9 of part AA of chap-
ter 60 of the laws of 2011,  when  upon  such  date  the  provisions  of
section two of this act shall take effect.

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