senate Bill S5984

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides that disabled persons may utilize a crossbow in the taking of big game or small game, provided that they submit their disability status to the department

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
Nov 13, 2013 referred to rules

S5984 - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง11-0901, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2973
2009-2010: S2943

S5984 - Summary

Provides that disabled persons may utilize a crossbow in the taking of big game or small game, provided that they submit their disability status to the department.

S5984 - Sponsor Memo

S5984 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 13, 2013

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
  use of a mechanically equipped bow by disabled persons


  Section 1. Paragraph g of subdivision 3  of  section  11-0901  of  the
environmental  conservation law, as amended by chapter 34 of the laws of
1979, is amended to read as follows:
OF  THIS SECTION, WILDLIFE shall not be taken by the use of a cross-bow,
by a long bow drawn, pulled, released, or held in a  drawn  position  by
any  mechanical  device  attached to a portion of the bow other than the
bowstring, or by the use of a device commonly called a spear gun.
  S 2. Subdivision 15 of section 11-0901 of the environmental  conserva-
tion  law,  as amended by chapter 483 of the laws of 2010, is amended to
read as follows:
  15. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of  this  section,  the
department  may  adopt  regulations  to  allow the taking of big game or
small game by the use of a [long] bow equipped with a mechanical  device
for  holding and releasing the bowstring, attached to the handle section
of an otherwise legal [long] bow, OR BY THE USE OF A  CROSSBOW,  to  any
PHYSICALLY  DISABLED  person  [with a physical disability] who is PERMA-
NENTLY physically incapable of drawing and holding a [long] bow  because
of  a  physical  HANDICAP OR disability, subject to such restrictions as
the department may adopt by regulation. For the purpose of this subdivi-
sion, [a person with a physical disability] "PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSON"
shall mean any person who submits to the department  a  statement  of  a
physician  duly  licensed to practice medicine that such person is phys-
ically incapable of arm movement sufficient to [draw, hold and]  release
a  [long]  bow  as defined in subdivision [4] FOUR of this section or as

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


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