senate Bill S4419A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the towns of East Hampton, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southold, and Southampton in the county of Suffolk to adopt local laws in certain cases related to taking wild deer

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 31, 2014 print number 4419a
amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 07, 2013 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 06, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 01, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 30, 2013 1st report cal.470
Mar 27, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

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S4419 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6428A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11-0903 & 11-0931, En Con L

S4419 - Summary

Authorizes the towns of East Hampton, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southold, and Southampton in the county of Suffolk to adopt local laws in certain cases related to the taking of wild deer.

S4419 - Sponsor Memo

S4419 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 4419                                                  A. 6428

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                             March 27, 2013
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental
  Conservation

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  authorizing  the  towns  of  East  Hampton, Riverhead, Shelter Island,
  Southold, and Southampton in the county of Suffolk to adopt local laws
  in certain cases related to the taking of wild deer; and providing for
  the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings. The recent population explosion of
white-tailed  deer  (Odocoileus  virginianus)  on  Eastern  Long  Island
threatens public health, public safety, personal property, and the envi-
ronment. Local municipal deer management plans describe the uncontrolled
increase  in  population  as  an  emergency, crisis situation, requiring
immediate action.
  There are several indicators of the crisis. Tick borne illnesses  such
as Lyme disease, Babisiosis and Ehrlichiosis have increased exponential-
ly.    The incidence of reported deer/vehicle collisions on eastern Long
Island has increased. The incidence of property  damage  complaints  has
increased,  including  huge  financial  losses  to the region's critical
agricultural economy.
  Environmentally speaking, the preserved lands and native landscapes of
the East End are being destroyed. Increased browsing  on  deer-preferred
plants  has  changed the type and species of plants that can survive and
withstand the destruction. Rare wildflowers and common native herbaceous
plants have declined. Forested lands show a clear browse line, and  tree
saplings  are  now not surviving. Intense browsing of native species has

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07368-03-3

S4419A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6428A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11-0903 & 11-0931, En Con L

S4419A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the towns of East Hampton, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southold, and Southampton in the county of Suffolk to adopt local laws in certain cases related to the taking of wild deer.

S4419A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4419A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 4419--A                                            A. 6428--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                             March 27, 2013
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental
  Conservation  -- recommitted to the Committee on Environmental Conser-
  vation  in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Environmental Conservation -- recommitted  to  the
  Committee  on  Environmental  Conservation in accordance with Assembly
  Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  authorizing the towns of  East  Hampton,  Riverhead,  Shelter  Island,
  Southold, and Southampton in the county of Suffolk to adopt local laws
  in certain cases related to the taking of wild deer; and providing for
  the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings. The recent  population  explosion  of
white-tailed  deer  (Odocoileus  virginianus)  on  Eastern  Long  Island
threatens public health, public safety, personal property, and the envi-
ronment. Local municipal deer management plans describe the uncontrolled
increase in population as  an  emergency,  crisis  situation,  requiring
immediate action.
  There  are several indicators of the crisis. Tick borne illnesses such
as Lyme disease, Babisiosis and Ehrlichiosis have increased exponential-
ly.  The incidence of reported deer/vehicle collisions on  eastern  Long
Island  has  increased.  The incidence of property damage complaints has
increased, including huge financial  losses  to  the  region's  critical
agricultural economy.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07368-05-4

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