senate Bill S2564A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Waives certain fishing and hunting fees for residents of the state who performed military service in combat or subject to hostile fire or imminent danger

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
Aug 26, 2013 print number 2564a
amend (t) and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 22, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

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S2564 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6699A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-0715, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5265, A2172
2009-2010: A6503

S2564 - Bill Texts

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Waives certain fishing and hunting fees for residents of the state who performed military service in combat or subject to hostile fire or imminent danger for the five years immediately after his or her return to this state from such military service.

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BILL NUMBER:S2564

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to waiving
certain fishing and hunting fees for certain members of the military
serving during a period of war

PURPOSE:
To allow Honorably Discharged Veterans who served in a period of wax
to receive--free of charge--a fishing license, a small and big game
license, and a trapping license.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section One - Subdivision 2 of Section 11-0715 of the Environmental
Conservation Law is amended to provide that for a period of five
years commencing after an honorable discharge, a Veteran is entitled
to receive the following triumvirate of licenses free of charge, for
a period of five years: fishing, small and big game, and trapping.

Section Two - This act would take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:
Current law provides free hunting and fishing licenses to certain
enumerated classes of individuals, such as those over the age of
seventy, members of certain indigenous tribes, and active members of
the armed forces. It seems entirely logical to extend this minute
modicum of courtesy to Honorably Discharged War Veterans, who fought
for every light and privilege that we enjoy at every moment of every
day.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2005/06 - A.10394 - Referred to Environmental Conservation
2007/08 - A.5929 - Referred to Environmental Conservation
2009/10 - A.6503 - Referred to Environmental Conservation
5/24/11 Reported and Committed to Finance
2/14/12 Recommit, Enacting Clause Stricken

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act would take effect immediately.

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

                                  2564

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  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 waiv-
  ing certain fishing and hunting fees for certain members of the  mili-
  tary serving during a period of war

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2  of  section  11-0715  of  the  environmental
conservation  law,  as  amended by section 3 of part KK of chapter 59 of
the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  2. A member of the Shinnecock tribe  or  the  Poospatuck  tribe  or  a
member  of the six nations, residing on any reservation wholly or partly
within the state, is entitled  to  receive  free  of  charge  a  fishing
license,  a  small  and big game license, a sportsman license, a muzzle-
loading stamp, a trapping license, and a bow hunting stamp;  a  resident
of the state who is a member of the United States armed forces in active
service  who  is  not stationed within the state and has not been herein
longer than thirty days on leave or furlough,  is  entitled  to  receive
free  of  charge  a fishing license, a small and big game license, and a
trapping license; a resident of the state who is an active member of the
organized militia of the state of New York as defined by section one  of
the  military  law, or the reserve components of the armed forces of the
United States, and excluding members of the inactive national guard  and
individual  ready reserve, is entitled to receive free of charge a fish-
ing license, a small and big game license, and  a  trapping  license;  A
RESIDENT  OF THE STATE WHO PERFORMED MILITARY SERVICE DURING A PERIOD OF
WAR AND WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED, IS ENTITLED, FOR THE FIVE YEARS  IMME-
DIATELY  SUCCEEDING  HIS  OR  HER RETURN TO THE STATE FROM SUCH MILITARY
SERVICE, TO RECEIVE FREE OF CHARGE A FISHING LICENSE, A  SMALL  AND  BIG
GAME  LICENSE,  AND  A  TRAPPING LICENSE; and a resident who is blind is
entitled to receive a fishing license free of charge. For  the  purposes

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07291-01-3

S. 2564                             2

of  this  subdivision  a  person is blind only if either: (a) his or her
central visual acuity does not exceed 20/200  in  the  better  eye  with
correcting  lenses,  or  (b)  his  or  her visual acuity is greater than
20/200  but  is  accompanied by a limitation of the field of vision such
that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no great-
er than 20 degrees.
  A resident in the state for a period of thirty days immediately  prior
to  the date of application who has attained the age of seventy is enti-
tled to receive a sportsman license at the cost  of  ten  dollars  as  a
license fee.
  A  resident in the state for a period of thirty days immediately prior
to the date of application who has attained the age of seventy is  enti-
tled  to receive a fishing license, and a trapping license, at a cost of
five dollars for each license.
  A resident in the state for a period of thirty days immediately  prior
to  the date of application who has attained the age of seventy is enti-
tled to receive free of charge a bowhunting stamp and  a  muzzle-loading
stamp.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Co-Sponsors

S2564A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6699A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-0715, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5265, A2172
2009-2010: A6503

S2564A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Waives certain fishing and hunting fees for residents of the state who performed military service in combat or subject to hostile fire or imminent danger for the five years immediately after his or her return to this state from such military service.

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BILL NUMBER:S2564A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to waiving certain fishing and hunting fees for certain
members of the military serving in combat or subject to hostile fire

PURPOSE: To allow Honorably Discharged Veterans who served in a
period of war to receive--free of charge--a fishing license, a small
and big game license, and a trapping license.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section One - Subdivision 2 of Section 11-0715 of the Environmental
Conservation Law is amended to provide that for a period of five years
commencing after an honorable discharge, a Veteran is entitled to
receive the following triumvirate of licenses free of charge, for a
period of five years: fishing, small and big game, and trapping.

Section Two - This act would take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:

Current law provides free hunting and fishing licenses to certain
enumerated classes of individuals, such as those over the age of
seventy, members of certain indigenous tribes, and active members of
the armed forces. It seems entirely logical to extend this minute
modicum of courtesy to Honorably Discharged War Veterans, who fought
for every light and privilege that we enjoy at every moment of every
day.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2005/06 - A.10394 - Referred to Environmental Conservation
2007/08 - A.5929 - Referred to Environmental Conservation
2009/10 - A.6503 - Referred to Environmental Conservation
5/24/11 Reported and Committed to Finance
2/14/12 Recommit, Enacting Clause Stricken

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act would take effect immediately.

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

                                 2564--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BALL,  SAMPSON,  ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
  mental Conservation -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to waiv-
  ing  certain fishing and hunting fees for certain members of the mili-
  tary serving in combat or subject to hostile fire

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of  section  11-0715 of the environmental
conservation law, as amended by section 4 of part R of chapter 58 of the
laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
  2. A member of the Shinnecock tribe  or  the  Poospatuck  tribe  or  a
member  of the six nations, residing on any reservation wholly or partly
within the state, is entitled  to  receive  free  of  charge  a  fishing
license,  a  hunting  license,  a  muzzle-loading  privilege, a trapping
license, and a bowhunting privilege; a resident of the state  who  is  a
member  of  the  United States armed forces in active service who is not
stationed within the state and has not been herein  longer  than  thirty
days on leave or furlough, is entitled to receive free of charge a fish-
ing  license,  a  hunting license, and a trapping license; a resident of
the state who is an active member of the organized militia of the  state
of  New  York  as  defined  by  section  one of the military law, or the
reserve components of the armed forces of the United States, and exclud-
ing members of the inactive national guard and individual ready reserve,
is entitled to receive free of  charge  a  fishing  license,  a  hunting
license,  and  a trapping license; A RESIDENT OF THE STATE WHO PERFORMED
MILITARY SERVICE IN COMBAT OR DUTY SUBJECT TO HOSTILE FIRE  OR  IMMINENT
DANGER, AS DEFINED IN 37 USC S 310 (A)(4), AND WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED,
IS ENTITLED, FOR THE FIVE YEARS IMMEDIATELY SUCCEEDING HIS OR HER RETURN
TO  THE  STATE  FROM  SUCH MILITARY SERVICE, TO RECEIVE FREE OF CHARGE A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07291-02-3

S. 2564--A                          2

FISHING LICENSE, A SMALL AND BIG GAME LICENSE, AND A  TRAPPING  LICENSE;
and  a  resident  who  is blind is entitled to receive a fishing license
free of charge. For the purposes of this subdivision a person  is  blind
only  if  either:  (a)  his or her central visual acuity does not exceed
20/200 in the better eye with correcting lenses, or (b) his or her visu-
al acuity is greater than 20/200 but is accompanied by a  limitation  of
the  field  of  vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field
subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees.
  A resident in the state for a period of thirty days immediately  prior
to  the date of application who has attained the age of seventy is enti-
tled to receive a fishing license, a trapping  license,  and  a  hunting
license, at a cost of five dollars for each license.
  A  resident in the state for a period of thirty days immediately prior
to the date of application who has attained the age of seventy is  enti-
tled to receive free of charge a bowhunting privilege and a muzzle-load-
ing privilege.
  S  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect on the same date and in the same
manner as section 4 of part R of chapter 58 of the laws of  2013,  takes
effect.

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