senate Bill S1949

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes special access to hunting and fishing grounds on state land for handicapped individuals

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 09, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

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S1949 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1716
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง11-0115, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5230, A9185

S1949 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes special access to hunting and fishing grounds on state land for handicapped individuals.

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BILL NUMBER:S1949

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to authorizing special access to hunting and fishing grounds on
state land for handicapped individuals

PURPOSE: To authorize handicapped people access to hunting and fishing
grounds on state land.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends the Environmental Conservation Law by adding a new
section 11-0115 to allow handicapped individuals access for hunting and
fishing grounds on state land. The commissioner will authorize special
access for hunting and fishing grounds on state lands. This will apply
to individuals who have been issued handicapped parking Permits pursuant
to section 1203-a of the vehicle and traffic law. Such rules and regu-
lations are included, but not limited to allowing access to certain
designated hunting and fishing grounds on state lands by ATV.

Section 2. provides that this act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION: Handicapped individuals have a difficult time physically
in their efforts to reach their hunting destination. This bill would
authorize special access for handicapped individuals and will provide
these individuals with the opportunity to utilize an ATV to enjoy hunt-
ing privileges.

The commissioner will authorize special access for hunting and fishing
grounds on state lands. This will apply to individuals who have been
issued handicapped parking permits pursuant to section 1203-a of the
vehicle and traffic law. Such rules and regulations are included, but
not limited to allowing access to certain designated hunting and fishing
grounds on state lands by ATV.

Enhancing access to fishing and hunting opportunities for a diverse
community of disabled hunters who value these outdoor activities will
ultimately enhance the number of people active and participating sports-
men.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S5230 of 2011 - referred to environmental conser-
vation S5230 of 2012 - referred to environmental conservation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  1949

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. RITCHIE, BONACIC, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
  mental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  authorizing  special  access  to  hunting and fishing grounds on state
  land for handicapped individuals

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

  Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
new section 11-0115 to read as follows:
S 11-0115. HANDICAPPED ACCESS FOR HUNTING AND FISHING GROUNDS  ON  STATE
             LAND.
  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS AUTHORIZING
SPECIAL ACCESS TO HUNTING AND FISHING GROUNDS ON STATE LANDS  FOR  INDI-
VIDUALS  WHO  HAVE  BEEN  ISSUED HANDICAPPED PARKING PERMITS PURSUANT TO
SECTION TWELVE HUNDRED THREE-A OF THE  VEHICLE  AND  TRAFFIC  LAW.  SUCH
RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  SHALL  INCLUDE,  BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO ALLOWING
ACCESS TO CERTAIN DESIGNATED HUNTING AND FISHING GROUNDS ON STATE  LANDS
BY ATV AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED BY SECTION TWENTY-FOUR HUNDRED ONE OF THE
VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03004-01-3

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