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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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 - Bill 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 - Bill Texts

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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.

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BILL NUMBER:S4419

TITLE OF BILL: 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

PURPOSE: 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.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Legislative Findings

Section 2. Amends Subdivision 7 of § 11-0903 of the Environmental
Conservation Law by adding a new paragraph h to authorize towns of
East Hampton, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southold, and Southampton in
the county of Suffolk, and the villages within said towns, to adopt
local laws to relating to (i) permitting hunting on Saturday and
Sunday during open seasons for taking wild deer; (ii) permitting the
use of a long bow to take wild deer during open seasons for taking
wild deer; and (iii) to repeal the requirement of a special permit
provided by the Department of Environmental Conservation and issued by
the town clerk during open seasons for taking wild deer as provided
for by this subdivision,

Section 3. Subdivision 4 of § 11-0931 of the Environmental
Conservation Law, subparagraph 3 of paragraph a as added by Chapter
400 of the Laws of 1973 and subparagraph 4 of paragraph a ad added by
Chapter 67 of the Laws of 1976 is amended to provide the towns of East
Hampton, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southold, and Southampton in the
county of Suffolk, and villages within said towns, shall be authorized
to enact local laws to permit a person to discharge a long bow a
distance of not less than 150 feet from a dwelling house, farm
building or farm structure actually occupied or used, school building,
school playground, or occupied factory or church.

Section 4. Provides for an immediate effective date; provided further
that this act shall expire December 31, 2014 when upon such date the
provisions of this act and any local laws enacted pursuant to this act
shall be deemed repealed.

JUSTIFICATION: The recent population explosion of white-tailed deer
(Odocoileus virginianus) on Eastern Long Island threatens public
health, public safety, personal property, and the environment. 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
exponentially. 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 also led to an increase in invasive plant species
which cause even further destruction to natural habitats. The
environmental changes in and degradation of these native habitats
displaces wildlife. These long-term changes adversely impact the
integrity of eastern Long Island's ecosystems.

Without controlling the deer population, human health and safety will
continue to be put in jeopardy.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013: New Legislation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately; provided
further that this act shall expire December 31, 2014 when upon such
date the provisions of this act and any local laws enacted pursuant to
this act shall be deemed repealed.

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                    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

S. 4419                             2                            A. 6428

also led to an increase in  invasive  plant  species  which  cause  even
further  destruction  to  natural habitats. The environmental changes in
and degradation of these native habitats displaces wildlife. These long-
term  changes  adversely  impact  the integrity of eastern Long Island's
ecosystems.
  This legislation  would  give  local  towns  on  eastern  Long  Island
increased  authority  to  implement  the state and local deer management
plan goal of reducing deer populations by  providing  increased  hunting
opportunities where local conditions allow. Without controlling the deer
population, human health and safety will continue to be put in jeopardy.
  S  2.  Subdivision 7 of section 11-0903 of the environmental conserva-
tion law is amended by adding a new paragraph h to read as follows:
  H. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION TO THE CONTRARY,
THE TOWNS OF EAST HAMPTON,  RIVERHEAD,  SHELTER  ISLAND,  SOUTHOLD,  AND
SOUTHAMPTON  IN  THE  COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, AND VILLAGES WITHIN SAID TOWNS,
SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO ENACT LOCAL LAWS TO: (I) PERMIT HUNTING ON SATUR-
DAY AND SUNDAY DURING SUCH SEASON; (II) PERMIT THE USE OF A LONG BOW  TO
TAKE  WILD DEER DURING SUCH SEASON IN AREAS DESIGNATED BY THE DEPARTMENT
AND THE TOWN; AND (III) TO REPEAL THE REQUIREMENT OF  A  SPECIAL  PERMIT
PROVIDED  BY  THE  DEPARTMENT  AND  ISSUED BY THE TOWN CLERK DURING SUCH
SEASON AS PROVIDED FOR BY THIS SUBDIVISION.
  S 3. Subdivision 4 of section 11-0931 of the  environmental  conserva-
tion  law,  subparagraph 3 of paragraph a as added by chapter 400 of the
laws of 1973 and subparagraph 4 of paragraph a as added by chapter 67 of
the laws of 1976, is amended to read as follows:
  4. a. No person shall:
  (1) discharge a firearm or long bow in such a way as  will  result  in
the  load  or  arrow  thereof  passing over a public highway or any part
thereof;
  (2) discharge a firearm or long bow within five hundred  feet  from  a
dwelling  house,  farm  building  or farm structure actually occupied or
used, school building, school playground, or occupied factory or church;
  (2-A) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBPARAGRAPH 2 OF PARAGRAPH  A
OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION TO THE CONTRARY, THE TOWNS OF EAST HAMPTON, RIVER-
HEAD, SHELTER  ISLAND,  SOUTHOLD,  AND  SOUTHAMPTON  IN  THE  COUNTY  OF
SUFFOLK,  AND  VILLAGES  WITHIN SAID TOWNS, SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO ENACT
LOCAL LAWS TO PERMIT A PERSON TO DISCHARGE A LONG BOW A DISTANCE OF  NOT
LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED FIFTY FEET FROM A DWELLING HOUSE, FARM BUILDING OR
FARM  STRUCTURE ACTUALLY OCCUPIED OR USED, SCHOOL BUILDING, SCHOOL PLAY-
GROUND, OR OCCUPIED FACTORY OR CHURCH.
  (3) use a firearm or a long bow for  the  hunting  of  migratory  game
birds  in  Larchmont  Harbor, specifically those portions bounded by the
following points of land:
  BEGINNING AT A POINT KNOWN AS UMBRELLA POINT  ON  THE  EAST  SHORE  OF
LARCHMONT  HARBOR  THEN  PROCEEDING  IN  A  NORTHERLY DIRECTION TO CEDAR
ISLAND; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY TO MONROE INLET;  THENCE  NORTHEASTERLY  TO
DELANCY  COVE BEING IN THE TOWN OF MAMARONECK; THENCE IN A SOUTHWESTERLY
DIRECTION FROM DELANCY COVE TO GREACEN POINT; THENCE  RUNNING  THE  AREA
BETWEEN  DELANCY COVE AND THE WEST SHORE OF SATANS TOE NORTHEAST; THENCE
SOUTHEAST THEN ALONG THE WEST SHORE OF SATANS  TOE  SOUTHWEST  AND  THEN
SOUTH TO THE SOUTHERLY POINT OF SATANS TOE TO EDGEWATER POINT.
  (4)  Use  of a firearm or a long bow for the hunting of migratory game
birds in Udall's Cove, specifically those portions of  Little  Neck  Bay
within  Nassau  and  Queens  counties lying east of a line running north
from the foot of Douglaston Parkway to the shore opposite.

S. 4419                             3                            A. 6428

  b. The prohibitions contained in subparagraph 2 of paragraph a [above]
OF THIS SUBDIVISION shall not apply to:
  (1) The owner or lessee of the dwelling house, or members of his imme-
diate  family  actually  residing therein, or a person in his employ, or
the guest of the owner or lessee of the dwelling house acting  with  the
consent  of  said owner or lessee, provided however, that nothing herein
shall be deemed to authorize such persons  to  discharge  a  firearm  or
longbow  within five hundred feet of any other dwelling house, or a farm
building or farm structure actually occupied or used, or a school build-
ing or playground or occupied factory or church; OR IN THE TOWNS OF EAST
HAMPTON, RIVERHEAD, SHELTER ISLAND, SOUTHOLD,  AND  SOUTHAMPTON  IN  THE
COUNTY  OF  SUFFOLK, AND VILLAGES WITHIN SAID TOWNS, WHERE SUCH TOWN HAS
ADOPTED A LOCAL LAW CONSISTENT WITH SUBPARAGRAPH 2-A OF PARAGRAPH  A  OF
THIS SUBDIVISION;
  (2)  Programs  conducted  by  public  schools offering instruction and
training in the use of firearms or long bow;
  (3) The authorized use of a pistol, rifle or  target  range  regularly
operated  and maintained by a police department or other law enforcement
agency or by any duly organized membership corporation;
  (4) The discharge of a shotgun over water by a person hunting migrato-
ry game birds if no dwelling house or  public  structure,  livestock  or
person  is situated in the line of discharge less than five hundred feet
from the point of discharge.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately, and provided further that
this act shall  expire  December  31,  2014  when  upon  such  date  the
provisions  of  this act and any local laws enacted pursuant to this act
shall be deemed repealed.

S4419A (ACTIVE) - Bill 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) - Bill Texts

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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.

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BILL NUMBER:S4419A

TITLE OF BILL: 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

PURPOSE: 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.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1, Legislative Findings

Section 2. Amends Subdivision 7 of § 11-0903 of the Environmental
Conservation Law by adding a new paragraph h to authorize towns of
East Hampton, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southold, and Southampton in
the county of Suffolk, and the villages within said towns, to adopt
local laws to relating to (i) permitting hunting on Saturday and
Sunday during open seasons for taking wild deer; (ii) permitting the
use of a long bow to take wild deer during open seasons for taking
wild deer; and (iii) to repeal the requirement of a special permit
provided by the Department of Environmental Conservation and issued by
the town clerk during open seasons for taking wild deer as provided
for by this subdivision.

Section 3. Subdivision 4 of § 11-0931 of the Environmental
Conservation Law, subparagraph 3 of paragraph a as added by Chapter
400 of the Laws of 1973 and subparagraph 4 of paragraph a ad added by
Chapter 67 of the Laws of 1976 is amended to provide the towns of East
Hampton, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southold, and Southampton in the
county of Suffolk, and villages within said towns, shall be authorized
to enact local laws to permit a person to discharge a long bow a
distance of not less than 150 feet from a dwelling house, farm
building or farm structure actually occupied or used, school building,
school playground, or occupied factory or church.

Section 4. Provides for an immediate effective date; provided further
that this act shall expire December 31, 2015 when upon such date the
provisions of this act and any local laws enacted pursuant to this act
shall be deemed repealed.

JUSTIFICATION: The recent population explosion of white-tailed deer
(Odocoileus virginianus) on Eastern Long Island threatens public
health, public safety, personal property, and the environment. 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
exponentially. 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 also led to an increase in invasive plant species
which cause even further destruction to natural habitats. The
environmental changes in and degradation of these native habitats
displaces wildlife. These long-term changes adversely impact the
integrity of eastern Long Island's ecosystems.

Without controlling the deer population, human health and safety will
continue to be put in jeopardy.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013: New Legislation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately; provided
further that this act shall expire December 31, 2015 when upon such
date the provisions of this act and any local laws enacted pursuant to
this act shall be deemed repealed.

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                    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

S. 4419--A                          2                         A. 6428--A

  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
also  led  to  an  increase  in  invasive plant species which cause even
further destruction to natural habitats. The  environmental  changes  in
and degradation of these native habitats displaces wildlife. These long-
term  changes  adversely  impact  the integrity of eastern Long Island's
ecosystems.
  This legislation  would  give  local  towns  on  eastern  Long  Island
increased  authority  to  implement  the state and local deer management
plan goal of reducing deer populations by  providing  increased  hunting
opportunities where local conditions allow. Without controlling the deer
population, human health and safety will continue to be put in jeopardy.
  S  2.  Subdivision 7 of section 11-0903 of the environmental conserva-
tion law is amended by adding a new paragraph h to read as follows:
  H. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION TO THE CONTRARY,
THE TOWNS OF EAST HAMPTON,  RIVERHEAD,  SHELTER  ISLAND,  SOUTHOLD,  AND
SOUTHAMPTON  IN  THE  COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, AND VILLAGES WITHIN SAID TOWNS,
SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO ENACT LOCAL LAWS TO: (I) PERMIT HUNTING ON SATUR-
DAY AND SUNDAY DURING SUCH SEASON; (II) PERMIT THE USE OF A LONG BOW  TO
TAKE  WILD DEER DURING SUCH SEASON IN AREAS DESIGNATED BY THE DEPARTMENT
AND THE TOWN; AND (III) TO REPEAL THE REQUIREMENT OF  A  SPECIAL  PERMIT
PROVIDED  BY  THE  DEPARTMENT  AND  ISSUED BY THE TOWN CLERK DURING SUCH
SEASON AS PROVIDED FOR BY THIS SUBDIVISION.
  S 3. Subdivision 4 of section 11-0931 of the  environmental  conserva-
tion  law,  subparagraph 3 of paragraph a as added by chapter 400 of the
laws of 1973 and subparagraph 4 of paragraph a as added by chapter 67 of
the laws of 1976, is amended to read as follows:
  4. a. No person shall:
  (1) discharge a firearm or long bow in such a way as  will  result  in
the  load  or  arrow  thereof  passing over a public highway or any part
thereof;
  (2) discharge a firearm or long bow within five hundred  feet  from  a
dwelling  house,  farm  building  or farm structure actually occupied or
used, school building, school playground, or occupied factory or church;
  (2-A) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBPARAGRAPH 2 OF PARAGRAPH  A
OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION TO THE CONTRARY, THE TOWNS OF EAST HAMPTON, RIVER-
HEAD, SHELTER  ISLAND,  SOUTHOLD,  AND  SOUTHAMPTON  IN  THE  COUNTY  OF
SUFFOLK,  AND  VILLAGES  WITHIN SAID TOWNS, SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO ENACT
LOCAL LAWS TO PERMIT A PERSON TO DISCHARGE A LONG BOW A DISTANCE OF  NOT
LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED FIFTY FEET FROM A DWELLING HOUSE, FARM BUILDING OR
FARM  STRUCTURE ACTUALLY OCCUPIED OR USED, SCHOOL BUILDING, SCHOOL PLAY-
GROUND, OR OCCUPIED FACTORY OR CHURCH.
  (3) use a firearm or a long bow for  the  hunting  of  migratory  game
birds  in  Larchmont  Harbor, specifically those portions bounded by the
following points of land:
  BEGINNING AT A POINT KNOWN AS UMBRELLA POINT  ON  THE  EAST  SHORE  OF
LARCHMONT  HARBOR  THEN  PROCEEDING  IN  A  NORTHERLY DIRECTION TO CEDAR
ISLAND; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY TO MONROE INLET;  THENCE  NORTHEASTERLY  TO
DELANCY  COVE BEING IN THE TOWN OF MAMARONECK; THENCE IN A SOUTHWESTERLY
DIRECTION FROM DELANCY COVE TO GREACEN POINT; THENCE  RUNNING  THE  AREA
BETWEEN  DELANCY COVE AND THE WEST SHORE OF SATANS TOE NORTHEAST; THENCE

S. 4419--A                          3                         A. 6428--A

SOUTHEAST THEN ALONG THE WEST SHORE OF SATANS  TOE  SOUTHWEST  AND  THEN
SOUTH TO THE SOUTHERLY POINT OF SATANS TOE TO EDGEWATER POINT.
  (4)  Use  of a firearm or a long bow for the hunting of migratory game
birds in Udall's Cove, specifically those portions of  Little  Neck  Bay
within  Nassau  and  Queens  counties lying east of a line running north
from the foot of Douglaston Parkway to the shore opposite.
  b. The prohibitions contained in subparagraph 2 of paragraph a [above]
OF THIS SUBDIVISION shall not apply to:
  (1) The owner or lessee of the dwelling house, or members of his imme-
diate family actually residing therein, or a person in  his  employ,  or
the  guest  of the owner or lessee of the dwelling house acting with the
consent of said owner or lessee, provided however, that  nothing  herein
shall  be  deemed  to  authorize  such persons to discharge a firearm or
longbow within five hundred feet of any other dwelling house, or a  farm
building or farm structure actually occupied or used, or a school build-
ing or playground or occupied factory or church; OR IN THE TOWNS OF EAST
HAMPTON,  RIVERHEAD,  SHELTER  ISLAND,  SOUTHOLD, AND SOUTHAMPTON IN THE
COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, AND VILLAGES WITHIN SAID TOWNS, WHERE SUCH  TOWN  HAS
ADOPTED  A  LOCAL LAW CONSISTENT WITH SUBPARAGRAPH 2-A OF PARAGRAPH A OF
THIS SUBDIVISION;
  (2) Programs conducted by  public  schools  offering  instruction  and
training in the use of firearms or long bow;
  (3)  The  authorized  use of a pistol, rifle or target range regularly
operated and maintained by a police department or other law  enforcement
agency or by any duly organized membership corporation;
  (4) The discharge of a shotgun over water by a person hunting migrato-
ry  game  birds  if  no dwelling house or public structure, livestock or
person is situated in the line of discharge less than five hundred  feet
from the point of discharge.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately, and provided further that
this  act  shall  expire  December  31,  2015  when  upon  such date the
provisions of this act and any local laws enacted pursuant to  this  act
shall be deemed repealed.

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