senate Bill S5340

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes the use and training of dogs for the hunting of bear

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 17, 2016 committed to rules
May 25, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 24, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 23, 2016 1st report cal.1057
Jan 06, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
May 13, 2015 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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May 23, 2016 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S5340
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Nay
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: May 23, 2016

S5340 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11-0529, 11-0923 & 11-0928, En Con L; amd §122, Ag & Mkts L

S5340 - Summary

Authorizes the use and training of dogs for the hunting of bear; provides that dogs engaged in hunting and training as authorized by the environmental conservation law, shall not be deemed to be running at large in violation of any local law or ordinance.

S5340 - Sponsor Memo

S5340 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5340

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. AMEDORE -- 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
  authorize  the use of dogs for the tracking and taking of bear; and to
  amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to dogs engaged  in
  hunting and training

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 2 of section  11-0529  of  the
environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 610 of the laws of
2006, is amended to read as follows:
  (c)  pursuing  or  killing  any  game  or wildlife on a state-owned or
leased wildlife management area, except a dog  being  legally  used  for
hunting small game OR BEAR, or for dog training.
  S  2.  Subdivisions  2  and  6 of section 11-0923 of the environmental
conservation law, subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 312 of the laws of
1980 and subdivision 6 as amended by chapter 600 of the  laws  of  1993,
are amended to read as follows:
  2.  No  owner or trainer of a dog shall take it afield for training on
wild game except from August 16 to April 15 or as otherwise permitted by
department order; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT NO OWNER OR TRAINER OF  A  DOG
SHALL  TAKE  IT  AFIELD FOR TRAINING ON BEAR EXCEPT FROM JULY 1 TO EIGHT
DAYS PRIOR TO ANY OPEN HUNTING SEASON FOR BEAR.
  6. Wildlife, except skunk[,] AND deer [and bear], may  be  taken  with
the  aid of a dog[, provided, however, that the department is authorized
to establish a training season during which only persons licensed by the
department pursuant to section 11-0928 of this article may train  track-
ing  dogs  on  bear.  Such  season shall not begin before July first and
shall end at least eight days in advance of any open hunting season  for
bear  and  no  person  participating  in  such  training shall possess a
firearm of any kind or a longbow. Nothing in this subdivision  shall  be

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10537-01-5

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