|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 26, 2012||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to environmental conservation|
|Jun 07, 2011||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S615
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S615 - Details
S615 - Summary
Allows persons having a medically determinable impairment of sufficient severity and duration to qualify for benefits under the federal social security act to take fish as if he or she held a fishing license.
S615 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S615 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to allowing certain disabled persons to take fish without a license PURPOSE: To allow disabled citizens to fish without having to pay for a fishing license. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends Section Environmental Conservation law Section 11-0707 to permit the disabled to fish without having to pay for a fishing license. A definition of "disabled" is included so that persons must have an impairment of severity and duration to receive social security benefits. JUSTIFICATION: Fishing can be an enjoyable recreational activity for people of all ages. Unfortunately, often due to a lack of income, people with disabilities do not take advantage of the many great fishing venues located in New York State. People with disabilities should be encouraged to take up fishing, and waiving the fishing license fee for these citizens will provide this necessary encouragement.
S615 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 615 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, SAMPSON -- 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 certain disabled persons to take fish without a license THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 11-0707 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new subdivision 3-a to read as follows: 3-A. ANY PERSON WHO IS DISABLED MAY TAKE FISH AS IF HE OR SHE HELD A FISHING LICENSE, EXCEPT THAT HE OR SHE MAY NOT TAKE BAIT FISH BY NET OR TRAP, IF HE OR SHE HAS ON HIS OR HER PERSON AN AUTHORIZATION UPON A FORM FURNISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT CONTAINING SUCH IDENTIFYING INFORMATION AND DATA AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY IT. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION "DISABLED" MEANS HAVING A MEDICALLY DETERMINABLE IMPAIRMENT OF SUFFI- CIENT SEVERITY AND DURATION TO QUALIFY FOR BENEFITS UNDER SECTION 1902 (A)(10)(A)(II)(XV) OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate- ly, the commissioner of environmental conservation is authorized and directed to add, amend, and/or repeal any rule or regulation necessary for the timely implementation of this act on such effective date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03555-01-1
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