senate Bill S90A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Eliminates the requirement that hunters wear back tags during hunting season in the state

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 04, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 28, 2014 advanced to third reading
Jan 27, 2014 2nd report cal.
Jan 23, 2014 1st report cal.35
Jan 15, 2014 print number 90a
amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Apr 24, 2013 referred to environmental conservation
Apr 23, 2013 delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 12, 2013 advanced to third reading
Feb 11, 2013 2nd report cal.
Feb 05, 2013 1st report cal.32
Jan 09, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

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Jan 23, 2014 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S90A
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committee
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Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Jan 23, 2014

nay (1)
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Feb 5, 2013 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S90
10
1
committee
10
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 5, 2013

nay (1)
aye wr (2)

Bill Amendments

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S90 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6466A
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-0705, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6993, A6993, A9806

S90 - Bill Texts

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Eliminates the requirement that hunters wear back tags during hunting season in the state.

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BILL NUMBER:S90

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to eliminating
the requirement that hunters wear back tags during hunting season in the
state

PURPOSE:
To no longer require hunters to display back tags while hunting.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Removes the requirement to display back tags on one's outer
garment when legally hunting.

Section 2. Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation would eliminate the use of back tags in New York.
Currently, back tags are not required to be worn while hunting in the
Northern zone and Catskill Park in New York which comprises for
almost 50% of New York's land mass. This bill would simplify the
existing regulations by eliminating confusion along the border areas
of today's back tag and no back tag areas. There are currently 48
other states that do not require the wearing of back tags.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12 S.6993/A.9806 Passed Senate/Referred to Environmental
Conservation

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                   90

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to elim-
  inating the requirement that hunters wear  back  tags  during  hunting
  season in the state

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 2 and 3 of section  11-0705  of  the  environ-
mental conservation law, paragraphs (a), (b) and (d) of subdivision 2 as
amended  by  section  24 of part F of chapter 82 of the laws of 2002 and
subdivision 3 as amended by chapter 57 of the laws of 1993, are  amended
to read as follows:
  2.  [a. Holders of a license which authorizes the holder to hunt wild-
life  other  than  big  game,  while  exercising  the privileges of such
license, shall have the back tag issued with their license  attached  to
and  displayed on the back of the outer garment between the shoulders in
such manner that all figures are plainly visible at all times.
  b. Holders of a license which authorizes the holder to hunt big  game,
while  hunting  wild  deer  or bear, shall have the back tag issued with
their license so attached and displayed.
  c. The license tag for the current year only shall be displayed.
  d. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs a, b  and  c  of  this
subdivision,  a  license  holder  shall  not be required to display such
license tag in the Northern Zone or the Catskill Park.
  3.] Failure of a licensee to have the holder's license, tag or license
with stamp affixed, on the holder's person while exercising  any  privi-
lege  of  the  license,  tag  or license and stamp, and to wear in plain
sight any button issued with the license while so doing, is  presumptive
evidence  that  the  holder is hunting, fishing or trapping, as the case
may be, without holding the license, tag or license and  stamp  required
by subdivision 6 of section 11-0703.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01947-01-3

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S90A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6466A
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-0705, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6993, A6993, A9806

S90A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Eliminates the requirement that hunters wear back tags during hunting season in the state.

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BILL NUMBER:S90A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to eliminating the requirement that hunters wear back tags
during hunting season in the state

PURPOSE:

To no longer require hunters to display back tags while hunting.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Removes the requirement to display back tags on one's outer
garment when legally hunting.

Section 2. Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

This legislation would eliminate the use of back tags in New York.
Currently, back tags are not required to be worn while hunting in the
Northern zone and Catskill Park in New York which comprises almost 50%
of New York's land mass. This bill would simplify the existing
regulations by eliminating confusion along the border areas of today's
back tag and no back tag areas. There are currently 48 other states
that do not require the wearing of back tags.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-12 S.6993/A.9806 Passed Senate/Referred to Environmental
Conservation

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  90--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GALLIVAN, LIBOUS, MAZIARZ, SEWARD -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Environmental Conservation -- recommitted to the Committee on Environ-
  mental  Conservation  in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to elim-
  inating  the  requirement  that  hunters wear back tags during hunting
  season in the state

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

  Section  1.  Section 11-0705 of the environmental conservation law, as
amended by section 21 of part R of chapter 58 of the laws  of  2013,  is
amended to read as follows:
S 11-0705. Failure  to  carry  license, tag or bowhunting and/or muzzle-
             loading privileges.
  1. a. The holder of a license, tag, bowhunting  privilege  or  muzzle-
loading privilege defined in section 11-0701 of this title shall:
  (1)  have  such license, tag or privilege on the holder's person while
exercising any privilege of that license stated in  section  11-0701  of
this  title,  or  while  assisting or accompanying a minor in hunting as
provided in section 11-0929 of this article, and
  (2) shall exhibit it on demand to any police officer, peace officer or
owner, lessee or person in control of the lands or waters or the  desig-
nees of the owner, lessee or person in control of the lands or waters on
which the license holder is present.
  2. [a. Holders of a hunting license while exercising the privileges of
such license, shall have the back tag issued with their license attached
to  and displayed on the back of the outer garment between the shoulders
in such manner that all figures are plainly visible at all times.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01947-02-4

S. 90--A                            2

  b. The license tag for the current year only shall be displayed.
  c. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs a and b of this subdi-
vision,  a  license holder shall not be required to display such license
tag in the Northern Zone or the Catskill Park.
  3.] Failure of a licensee to have the holder's license, tag or license
with bowhunting and/or muzzle-loading privilege included, on  the  hold-
er's  person while hunting, fishing or trapping, is presumptive evidence
that the holder is hunting, fishing or trapping, as  the  case  may  be,
without  holding  the  license, tag or license and bowhunting or muzzle-
loading privilege required by subdivision 6 of section 11-0703  of  this
title.
  S  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect on the same date and in the same
manner as section 21 of part R of chapter 58 of the laws of 2013,  takes
effect.

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