senate Bill S5133

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the cost of various hunting, fishing and trapping licenses

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Jun 11, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
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Jun 10, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.1250
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
May 10, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

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S5133 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7299
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง11-0715 & 11-0702, En Con L

S5133 - Bill Texts

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Relates to the cost of various hunting, fishing and trapping licenses.

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BILL NUMBER:S5133

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to the cost of various hunting, fishing and trapping licenses

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To lower the age limits in which persons are entitled to receive a
reduction in fees for various hunting, fishing and trapping licenses
under the Environmental Conservation Law

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Amends Subdivision 2 of Section 11-0715 of the Environmental
Conservation Law to lower from 70 to 65 the age in which a person is
entitled to receive a fishing license, trapping license, and/or
hunting license, at a cost of $5.00 for each license. This bill also
lowers from 70 to 65 the age in which a person is entitled to receive,
free of charge, a bow hunting privilege and/or muzzle-loading
privilege.

Also lowers age limits for reduction in various life-time hunting,
fishing, trapping, archery and muzzle-loading licenses and fees
therefore subject to the same privileges and obligations of a
comparable short-term license.

JUSTIFICATION:

The term "senior citizen" is usually synonymous with a person
sixty-five years of age or older. Age sixty five is the standard
retirement age in the United States and is the age at which
individuals become eligible for Medicare. New York State offers other
senior citizen tax breaks, credits and reductions when an individual
reaches age sixty-five. This bill, by changing the senior citizen age
accepted by the New York State Department of Environmental
Conservation from seventy to sixty-five would make it align with the
majority of other New York State and federal senior citizen
recognitions.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2013: New Legislation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined

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
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    S. 5133                                                  A. 7299

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

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

                              May 10, 2013
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by Sens. ZELDIN, BONACIC, FUSCHILLO, HANNON,
  LARKIN, LAVALLE, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD -- 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, BORELLI, DIPIETRO, GABRYS-
  ZAK,  GARBARINO,  GRAF, GUNTHER, JORDAN, McKEVITT, MILLMAN, MONTESANO,
  NOJAY, RAIA, ROBERTS, SANTABARBARA -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.
  COOK,  DUPREY,  HAWLEY,  JOHNS,  SCHIMMINGER,  TITONE -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
  cost of various hunting, fishing and trapping licenses

  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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10374-01-3

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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 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  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]  SIXTY-
FIVE is entitled 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]  SIXTY-
FIVE  is entitled to receive free of charge a bowhunting privilege and a
muzzle-loading privilege.
  Each applicant for a license, permit or privilege  shall  pay  to  the
issuing  officer  a  fee,  according to the license, permit or privilege
issued and the residence or other qualification of the applicant.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 11-0702 of the  environmental  conserva-
tion  law,  as amended by section 2 of part AA of chapter 60 of the laws
of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  1. There are hereby created the following lifetime  hunting,  fishing,
trapping,  archery and muzzle-loading licenses and fees therefor subject
to the same privileges  and  obligations  of  a  comparable  short  term
license:

             Licenses                               Fees
      a. Lifetime sportsman
     license and turkey
     permit. If purchased,
     for a  child four years
     of age or younger                              $380.00

      for a child age five through
     eleven years of age                            $535.00

      for a person age twelve through
     [sixty-nine] SIXTY-FOUR years of age           $765.00

      for a person age [seventy] SIXTY-FIVE
      and over.                                     $ 65.00

      b. Lifetime small and
     big game license.                              $535.00

      c. Lifetime fishing
     license for a person age
     [sixty-nine] SIXTY-FOUR or younger.            $460.00

      d. Lifetime fishing license
     for a person age [seventy] SIXTY-FIVE
     and over.                                      $ 65.00

      e. Lifetime trapping
     license.                                       $395.00

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      f. Lifetime archery
     stamp.                                         $235.00

      g. Lifetime muzzle-
     loading stamp.                                 $235.00

      j. For transfer to a person pursuant
     to section 11-0704 of this title               $ 50.00

  The holder of a lifetime small and big game license or fishing license
may,  at  any time, convert such license to a lifetime sportsman license
and turkey permit for an additional fee equal to the existing  differen-
tial.
  S  3.  Subdivision 1 of section 11-0702 of the environmental conserva-
tion law, as amended by section 16 of part R of chapter 58 of  the  laws
of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  There  are hereby created the following lifetime hunting, fishing,
trapping,  archery  and  muzzle-loading  privileges  and  fees  therefor
subject  to  the  same  privileges and obligations of a comparable short
term license:

             Licenses                               Fees
      a. Lifetime license
     including a hunting license,
     fishing license and turkey
     permit. If purchased,
     for a  child four years
     of age or younger                              $380.00

      for a child age five through
     eleven years of age                            $535.00

      for a person age twelve through
     [sixty-nine] SIXTY-FOUR
     years of age                                   $765.00

      for a person age [seventy]
     SIXTY-FIVE and over.                           $ 65.00

      b. Lifetime
     hunting license.                               $535.00

      c. Lifetime fishing
     license for a person age
     [sixty-nine] SIXTY-FOUR
     or younger.                                    $460.00

      d. Lifetime fishing license
     for a person age [seventy]
     SIXTY-FIVE and over.                           $ 65.00

      e. Lifetime trapping
     license.                                       $395.00

      f. Lifetime archery
     privilege.                                     $235.00

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      g. Lifetime muzzle-
     loading privilege.                             $235.00

      h. For transfer to a person pursuant
     to section 11-0704 of this title               $ 50.00

  The  holder  of a lifetime hunting license or lifetime fishing license
may, at any time, convert such license to a lifetime license pursuant to
paragraph a of this subdivision for  an  additional  fee  equal  to  the
difference  between  the  current  fee  for  the new license and the fee
originally paid for the license.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately; provided,  however,  that
the  amendments to subdivision 2 of section 11-0715 of the environmental
conservation law made by section one of 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; provided, further, that the amend-
ments to subdivision 1 of section 11-0702 of the environmental conserva-
tion law made by section three of this act shall take effect on the same
date and in the same manner as section 16 of part R of chapter 58 of the
laws of 2013, takes effect.

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