senate Bill S6630B

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to hunting in the county of Suffolk and the requirement that towns issue hunting permits

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 11, 2014 signed chap.266
Aug 01, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.624
substituted for s6630b
Jun 19, 2014 substituted by a8822b
Jun 16, 2014 amended on third reading 6630b
Jun 10, 2014 amended on third reading 6630a
May 19, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 14, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 13, 2014 1st report cal.624
Feb 19, 2014 referred to environmental conservation

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May 13, 2014 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

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Committee Vote: May 13, 2014

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Bill Amendments

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S6630 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8822B
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-0903, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8822

S6630 - Bill Texts

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Relates to hunting in the county of Suffolk and the requirement that towns issue hunting permits.

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BILL NUMBER:S6630

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to hunting in Suffolk county

PURPOSE:

Relates to hunting in the County of Suffolk and the requirement that
towns issue hunting permits.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Amends Section 11-0903 of the Environmental Conservation Law to allow
towns in Suffolk County to adopt a local law to forgo the requirements
to issue permits to take deer.

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:

2014: New Legislation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 6630                                                  A. 8822

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

                            February 19, 2014
                               ___________

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, PALUMBO -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to hunt-
  ing in Suffolk county

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

  Section  1. Paragraphs b, c, d, e, f and g of subdivision 7 of section
11-0903 of the environmental conservation law are relettered  paragraphs
c, d, e, f, g and h.
  S  2.  Paragraphs  a  and c of subdivision 7 of section 11-0903 of the
environmental conservation law, paragraph c as amended by section 35  of
part  F  of  chapter 82 of the laws of 2002 and as relettered by section
one of this act, such subdivision as renumbered by chapter  911  of  the
laws of 1990, are amended to read as follows:
  a.  [Such] IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY, SUCH season shall not include Satur-
days or Sundays [and];
  B. SUCH SEASON shall not commence earlier than during the  first  full
week in January nor shall it continue later than January 31 in any year;
  c.  Deer  may  be  taken  only by holders of a license authorizing the
taking of big game who have also obtained a special permit  provided  by
the  department  and  issued  by  the town clerk of each town where such
season is fixed; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, IN SUFFOLK COUNTY  A  TOWN  MAY,  BY
LOCAL LAW, FOREGO THE REQUIREMENTS TO ISSUE PERMITS;
  S  3.  a.  Any local law authorizing   a town to opt out of the permit
requirements established by section 11-0903 of the environmental conser-
vation law must be passed by the local legislature prior to March  first
and  shall  apply  to  all  special seasons established pursuant to such
section that commence  after  such  passage  until  such  local  law  is
repealed.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13838-01-4

S. 6630                             2                            A. 8822

  b.  Any  town  that  opts  out  of  the permit requirements of section
11-0903 of the environmental conservation law shall notify  the  depart-
ment of the passage of the local law authorizing such action by the town
on  the same date that the town sends notification of the final adoption
of  such  local law to the department of state pursuant to section twen-
ty-seven of the municipal home rule law.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

S6630A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8822B
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-0903, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8822

S6630A - Bill Texts

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Relates to hunting in the county of Suffolk and the requirement that towns issue hunting permits.

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BILL NUMBER:S6630A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to hunting in Suffolk county

PURPOSE:

Relates to hunting requirements in Suffolk County.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Amends Subdivision 7 of Section 11-0903 of the Environmental
Conservation Law relating to open hunting season requirements for the
taking of deer in Suffolk County. The bill provides for allowing
hunting on Saturdays and Sundays during the season, permits bow
hunting and provides that towns may waive the issuance of the
additional permit presently required.

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:

2014: New Legislation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 6630--A                                            A. 8822--A
    Cal. No. 624                                        Cal. No. 707

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

                            February 19, 2014
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental
  Conservation  --  reported  favorably  from said committee, ordered to
  first and second report, ordered  to  a  third  reading,  amended  and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE, PALUMBO -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Environmental  Conservation  --  reported
  and  referred to the Committee on Ways and Means -- passed by Assembly
  and delivered to the Senate, recalled from the Senate, vote  reconsid-
  ered,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place on the
  order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to hunt-
  ing in Suffolk county

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

  Section  1. Paragraphs b, c, d, e, f and g of subdivision 7 of section
11-0903 of the environmental conservation law are relettered  paragraphs
c, d, e, f, g and h.
  S  2. Paragraphs a, c and h of subdivision 7 of section 11-0903 of the
environmental conservation law, paragraph c as amended by section 35  of
part  F  of  chapter 82 of the laws of 2002 and as relettered by section
one of this act, paragraph h as amended by chapter 143 of  the  laws  of
1982  and as relettered by section one of this act, and such subdivision
as renumbered by chapter 911 of the laws of 1990, are amended to read as
follows:
  a. [Such] IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY, SUCH season shall not include  Satur-
days or Sundays [and];
  B.  SUCH  SEASON shall not commence earlier than during the first full
week in January nor shall it continue later than January 31 in any year;
  c. Deer may be taken only by holders  of  a  license  authorizing  the
taking  of  big game who have also obtained a special permit provided by
the department and issued by the town clerk  of  each  town  where  such
season  is fixed; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, A TOWN MAY, BY LOCAL LAW, WAIVE THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13838-04-4

S. 6630--A                          2                         A. 8822--A

REQUIREMENTS THAT A  PERMIT  IS  NECESSARY  TO  TAKE  DEER  DURING  SUCH
SEASONS;
  h.  Such  a season shall be fixed only in towns or parts thereof where
the discharge of firearms is not prohibited by town ordinance, and  deer
shall  be taken only by means of shotguns using a single ball or slug or
muzzle loading firearms[;], PROVIDED, HOWEVER THAT A DEER  MAY  ALSO  BE
TAKEN BY LONG BOW IN SUFFOLK COUNTY.
  S  3.  a.  Any local law authorizing   a town to waive the requirement
that a permit is necessary to take deer pursuant  to  subdivision  7  of
section  11-0903 of the environmental conservation law must be passed by
the local legislature prior to June first and shall apply  to  all  open
seasons  established  pursuant  to  such subdivision that commence after
such passage until such local law is repealed.
  b. Any town that waives the permit requirements of  subdivision  7  of
section  11-0903  of the environmental conservation law shall notify the
department of the passage of the local law authorizing  such  action  by
the  town on the same date that the town sends notification of the final
adoption of such local law  to  the  department  of  state  pursuant  to
section 27 of the municipal home rule law.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

S6630B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8822B
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-0903, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8822

S6630B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Relates to hunting in the county of Suffolk and the requirement that towns issue hunting permits.

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BILL NUMBER:S6630B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to hunting in Suffolk county

PURPOSE: Relates to hunting requirements in Suffolk County.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends Subdivision 7 of Section 11-0903 of the
Environmental Conservation Law relating to open hunting season
requirements for the taking of deer in Suffolk County. The bill
provides for allowing hunting on Saturdays and Sundays during the
season, permits bow hunting and provides that towns in Suffolk County
may waive the issuance of the additional permit presently required.

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: 2014: New Legislation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6630--B
    Cal. No. 624

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 19, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
  -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second
  report, ordered to a third reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading -- again amended and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to hunt-
  ing in Suffolk county

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

  Section 1. Paragraphs b, c, d, e, f and g of subdivision 7 of  section
11-0903  of the environmental conservation law are relettered paragraphs
c, d, e, f, g and h.
  S 2. Paragraphs a, c and h of subdivision 7 of section 11-0903 of  the
environmental  conservation law, paragraph c as amended by section 35 of
part F of chapter 82 of the laws of 2002 and as  relettered  by  section
one  of  this  act, paragraph h as amended by chapter 143 of the laws of
1982 and as relettered by section one of this act, and such  subdivision
as renumbered by chapter 911 of the laws of 1990, are amended to read as
follows:
  a.  [Such] IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY, SUCH season shall not include Satur-
days or Sundays [and];
  B. SUCH SEASON shall not commence earlier than during the  first  full
week in January nor shall it continue later than January 31 in any year;
  c.  Deer  may  be  taken  only by holders of a license authorizing the
taking of big game who have also obtained a special permit  provided  by
the  department  and  issued  by  the town clerk of each town where such
season is fixed; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, IN SUFFOLK COUNTY  A  TOWN  MAY,  BY
LOCAL  LAW,  WAIVE  THE  REQUIREMENTS THAT A PERMIT IS NECESSARY TO TAKE
DEER DURING SUCH SEASONS;
  h. Such a season shall be fixed only in towns or parts  thereof  where
the  discharge of firearms is not prohibited by town ordinance, and deer
shall be taken only by means of shotguns using a single ball or slug  or

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13838-05-4

S. 6630--B                          2

muzzle  loading  firearms[;],  PROVIDED, HOWEVER THAT A DEER MAY ALSO BE
TAKEN BY LONG BOW IN SUFFOLK COUNTY.
  S  3.  a.  Any local law authorizing   a town to waive the requirement
that a permit is necessary to take deer pursuant  to  subdivision  7  of
section  11-0903 of the environmental conservation law must be passed by
the local legislature prior to June first and shall apply  to  all  open
seasons  established  pursuant  to  such subdivision that commence after
such passage until such local law is repealed.
  b. Any town in Suffolk county that waives the permit  requirements  of
subdivision  7  of section 11-0903 of the environmental conservation law
shall notify the department of the passage of the local law  authorizing
such  action  by the town on the same date that the town sends notifica-
tion of the final adoption of such local law to the department of  state
pursuant to section 27 of the municipal home rule law.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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