S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
April 19, 2012
Introduced by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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 elim-
inating the requirement that hunters wear back tags during hunting
season in the state
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subdivisions 2 and 3 of section 11-0705 of the environ-
mental conservation law, paragraphs (a), (b) and (d) of subdivision 2 as
amended by section 24 of part F of chapter 82 of the laws of 2002 and
subdivision 3 as amended by chapter 57 of the laws of 1993, are amended
to read as follows:
2. [a. Holders of a license which authorizes the holder to hunt wild-
life other than big game, while exercising the privileges of such
license, shall have the back tag issued with their license attached to
and displayed on the back of the outer garment between the shoulders in
such manner that all figures are plainly visible at all times.
b. Holders of a license which authorizes the holder to hunt big game,
while hunting wild deer or bear, shall have the back tag issued with
their license so attached and displayed.
c. The license tag for the current year only shall be displayed.
d. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs a, b and c of this
subdivision, a license holder shall not be required to display such
license tag in the Northern Zone or the Catskill Park.
3.] Failure of a licensee to have the holder's license, tag or license
with stamp affixed, on the holder's person while exercising any privi-
lege of the license, tag or license and stamp, and to wear in plain
sight any button issued with the license while so doing, is presumptive
evidence that the holder is hunting, fishing or trapping, as the case
may be, without holding the license, tag or license and stamp required
by subdivision 6 of section 11-0703.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.