senate Bill S3296

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to hunting, fishing and outdoor education in high school physical education courses

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S3296 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4775
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3-0301, En Con L; amd §809-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S4658, A7170

S3296 - Bill Texts

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Relates to hunting, fishing and outdoor education in high school physical education courses.

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BILL NUMBER:S3296

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law and
the education law, in relation to hunting, fishing and outdoor
education in high school physical education courses

PURPOSE: To promote instruction in physical education courses for
grades nine through twelve in hunting, fishing and outdoor education.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends subdivision 1 of section 3-0301 of the environmental
conservation law to disseminate information for grades nine through
twelve relating to hunting, fishing and outdoor education, in
consultation with the commissioner of education.

§ 2. Section 809a of the education law, as amended by chapter 442 of
the laws of 1977 to give instruction in the safe use of firearms and
in the game laws; hunting, fishing and outdoor education. Such courses
of instruction shall be approved by both the education department and
the department of environmental conservation.

A public secondary school, upon request of ten or more students
enrolled in that school establish a curriculum for hunting, fishing
and outdoor education that will be consistent with the courses
required by the department of environmental conservation for license
applicants.

JUSTIFICATION: To give grades nine through twelve outdoor
opportunities for recreation and exercise and to teach the history and
benefits of hunting and fishing in this state's development.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of July next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law; provided,
however, that effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or
repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of
this act on its effective date is authorized and directed to be made
and completed on or before such effective date.

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

                                  3296

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  O'MARA, MAZIARZ, 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  and  the  education
  law,  in  relation  to  hunting, fishing and outdoor education in high
  school physical education courses

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section  3-0301  of the environmental
conservation law is amended by adding a new  paragraph  aa  to  read  as
follows:
  AA.  DISSEMINATE  INFORMATION RELATING TO HUNTING, FISHING AND OUTDOOR
EDUCATION, IN  CONSULTATION  WITH  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  EDUCATION,  TO
PROMOTE  INSTRUCTION  IN  PHYSICAL  EDUCATION  COURSES  FOR  GRADES NINE
THROUGH TWELVE IN HUNTING, FISHING AND OUTDOOR EDUCATION. SUCH  INSTRUC-
TION SHALL INCLUDE INFORMATION ON THE:
  (1) VARIOUS HUNTING AND FISHING SEASONS;
  (2) SPECIES THAT CAN BE SOUGHT;
  (3)   THE  NECESSARY  MATERIALS  FOR  OBTAINING  HUNTING  AND  FISHING
LICENSES;
  (4) OUTDOOR OPPORTUNITIES FOR RECREATION AND EXERCISE PURPOSES; AND
  (5) HISTORY AND BENEFITS OF HUNTING AND FISHING IN THIS STATE'S DEVEL-
OPMENT;
  S 2. Section 809-a of the education law, as amended by chapter 442  of
the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows:
  S 809-a. Instruction in the safe use of firearms and in the game laws;
HUNTING,  FISHING  AND  OUTDOOR  EDUCATION.  1.   The officer, board, or
commission authorized or required to prescribe courses  of  instructions
in  any  school  under  state  control, may authorize instructions to be
given in the safe and proper use of firearms allowed by law to  be  used
in  the  taking  of wild game, and may also authorize instructions to be

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01267-01-3

S. 3296                             2

given in the study of game laws and of proper hunting  and  conservation
practices.    Such  courses of instruction shall be approved by both the
education department and the department of environmental conservation.
  2.    NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, A PUBLIC SECONDARY
SCHOOL SHALL, UPON THE REQUEST OF TEN OR MORE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN  SUCH
SCHOOL,  PROVIDE,  AS  A  COMPONENT  OF SUCH SCHOOL'S PHYSICAL EDUCATION
COURSE, INSTRUCTION IN HUNTING, FISHING  AND  OUTDOOR  EDUCATION,  WHICH
SHALL BE CONSISTENT WITH THE COURSES REQUIRED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVI-
RONMENTAL  CONSERVATION  FOR  LICENSE  APPLICANTS.  THE COMMISSIONER, IN
CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  ENVIRONMENTAL
CONSERVATION,  SHALL ESTABLISH A CURRICULUM FOR THE HUNTING, FISHING AND
OUTDOOR EDUCATION COURSE, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT  BE  LIMITED  TO,
INSTRUCTION ON:
  (A) VARIOUS HUNTING AND FISHING SEASONS;
  (B) SPECIES THAT CAN BE SOUGHT;
  (C)   THE  NECESSARY  MATERIALS  FOR  OBTAINING  HUNTING  AND  FISHING
LICENSES;
  (D) OUTDOOR OPPORTUNITIES FOR RECREATION AND EXERCISE PURPOSES; AND
  (E) HISTORY AND BENEFITS OF HUNTING AND FISHING IN THIS STATE'S DEVEL-
OPMENT.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the first of July  next  succeeding
the  date  on  which it shall have become a law; provided, however, that
effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule
or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effec-
tive date is authorized and directed to be  made  and  completed  on  or
before such effective date.

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