Senate Bill S367

2023-2024 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S367 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1486
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-0705, rpld §71-0923 sub 3, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6993
2013-2014: S90
2015-2016: S92, A10505
2017-2018: S2923, A619
2019-2020: S1363, A2049
2021-2022: S2268, A58

2023-S367 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

2023-S367 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S367 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    367
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 4, 2023
                                ___________
 
 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;  and  to repeal certain provisions of such law
   relating thereto
 
   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:
 § 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.
   b. The license tag for the current year only shall be displayed.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01168-01-3
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bdlaw1776
8 months ago

New York is the only state requiring a back tag to be worn, and it is not even required in the entire state. NY is one of the lowest hunter per capita states, why do we need this requirement?

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