senate Bill S1721

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to crossbows; repealer

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee

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Jan 14, 2021 referred to environmental conservation


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S1721 (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
2019-2020: S538, A3677

S1721 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S1721 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1721 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 14, 2021
   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
   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
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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