senate Bill S6993

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Eliminates the requirement that hunters wear back tags during hunting season in the state

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Jun 19, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 11, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jun 05, 2012 1st report cal.1045
Apr 19, 2012 referred to environmental conservation

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Jun 5, 2012 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S6993
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Aye with Reservations
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S6993 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9806
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง11-0705, En Con L

S6993 - Bill Texts

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Eliminates the requirement that hunters wear back tags during hunting season in the state.

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BILL NUMBER:S6993

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to eliminating
the requirement that hunters wear back tags during hunting season in the
state

PURPOSE:
To no longer require hunters to display back tags while hunting.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Removes the requirement to display back tags on one's outer
garment when legally hunting.

Section 2. Effective date.

EXISTING LAW:

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation would eliminate the use of back tags in New York.
Currently, back tags are not required to be worn while hunting in the
Northern zone and Catskill Park in New York which comprises for
almost 50% of New York's land mass. This bill would simplify the
existing regulations by eliminating confusion along the border areas
of today's back tag and no back tag areas. There are currently 48
other states that do not require the wearing of back tags.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  6993

                            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.
                                                           LBD15128-01-2

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