senate Bill S538

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to crossbows; repealer

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 09, 2019 referred to environmental conservation


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S538 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11-0701, 11-0703, 11-0901, 11-0903, 11-0929, 11-0931 & 11-0933, rpld §11-0713 sub 6, §11-0901 sub 3 ¶c sub¶ 3, subs 11 & 16, §11-0907 sub 10, §11-0929 sub 2 ¶b sub¶ 5, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7005, A9623
2017-2018: S1386, A479
2021-2022: S1721, A238
2023-2024: S73, A2631

S538 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the taking of wildlife by the use of a crossbow; makes related provisions.

S538 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S538 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2019

Introduced  by Sens. GALLIVAN, GRIFFO, HELMING -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
  mental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  crossbows; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating ther-


  Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision  1,  the  closing  paragraph  of
paragraph  a  of  subdivision  2,  paragraphs  1 and 2 of subdivision 3,
subdivision 5 and subdivision 9 of section 11-0701 of the  environmental
conservation  law, paragraph a of subdivision 1 as amended by section 21
and subdivision 9 as amended by section 17 of part EE of chapter  55  of
the laws of 2014, the closing paragraph of paragraph a of subdivision 2,
paragraphs  1  and  2  of  subdivision 3 and subdivision 5 as amended by
section 1-a of part R of chapter 58 of the laws of 2013, are amended  to
read as follows:
  a.  entitles  a  holder who is twelve or thirteen years of age to hunt
wildlife, except big game, as  provided  in  title  9  of  this  article
subject,  specifically,  to  the  provisions  of section 11-0929 of this
article. It entitles such holder to  possess  firearms  as  provided  in
section  265.05  of  the  penal law. [A holder who is twelve or thirteen
years of age shall not hunt with a crossbow.]
  A holder may take fish with a  longbow  OR  CROSSBOW  as  provided  in
titles 9 and 13 of this article.
  (1)  who  is between the ages of twelve and sixteen years to hunt wild
deer and bear with a longbow OR  CROSSBOW  during  the  special  archery
season  and  during  the  regular season, as provided in title 9 of this
article, subject to the provisions of section 11-0929 and subdivision  3
of section 11-0713 of this article;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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