Senate Bill S4976A

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of lead ammunition in the taking of wildlife on state-owned land and on land contributing surface water to the New York city water supply

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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-S4976 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2084
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11-0901 & 11-0323, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A8742
2019-2020: A703
2021-2022: S5058, A5728

2023-S4976 - Summary

Prohibits the use of lead ammunition in the taking of wildlife on wildlife management areas, state forests, forest preserves, state parks or any other state-owned land that is open for hunting and on land contributing surface water to the New York city water supply.

2023-S4976 - Sponsor Memo

2023-S4976 - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4976
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 17, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- 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
   prohibiting  the  use  of lead ammunition in the taking of wildlife on
   state-owned land and land contributing surface water to the  New  York
   city water supply
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 3  of  section  11-0901  of  the  environmental
 conservation  law  is  amended  by  adding  a new paragraph h to read as
 follows:
   H. WILDLIFE SHALL NOT BE TAKEN WITH THE USE OF LEAD AMMUNITION ON: (1)
 WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS, STATE FORESTS, FOREST PRESERVES, STATE  PARKS
 OR ANY OTHER STATE-OWNED LAND THAT IS OPEN FOR HUNTING; AND (2) THE LAND
 AREA  CONTRIBUTING SURFACE WATER TO THE NEW YORK CITY WATER SUPPLY.  FOR
 THE PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH "LEAD AMMUNITION" SHALL MEAN ANY  AMMUNI-
 TION THAT CONTAINS ONE OR MORE PERCENT OF LEAD BY WEIGHT.
   §  2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2025. Effective immediate-
 ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal  of  any  rule  or  regulation
 necessary  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are
 authorized to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02894-01-3



              

2023-S4976A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2084
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11-0901 & 11-0323, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A8742
2019-2020: A703
2021-2022: S5058, A5728

2023-S4976A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the use of lead ammunition in the taking of wildlife on wildlife management areas, state forests, forest preserves, state parks or any other state-owned land that is open for hunting and on land contributing surface water to the New York city water supply.

2023-S4976A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S4976A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4976--A
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 17, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
   -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
   and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
   prohibiting the use of lead ammunition in the taking  of  wildlife  on
   state-owned  land  and land contributing surface water to the New York
   city water supply
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision  3  of  section  11-0901 of the environmental
 conservation law is amended by adding a  new  paragraph  h  to  read  as
 follows:
   H. WILDLIFE SHALL NOT BE TAKEN WITH THE USE OF LEAD AMMUNITION ON: (1)
 WILDLIFE  MANAGEMENT AREAS, STATE FORESTS, FOREST PRESERVES, STATE PARKS
 OR ANY OTHER STATE-OWNED LAND THAT IS OPEN FOR HUNTING; AND (2) THE LAND
 AREA CONTRIBUTING SURFACE WATER TO THE NEW YORK CITY WATER SUPPLY.   FOR
 THE  PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH "LEAD AMMUNITION" SHALL MEAN ANY AMMUNI-
 TION THAT CONTAINS ONE OR MORE PERCENT OF LEAD BY WEIGHT.
   § 2. Subdivision 2 of section 11-0323 of the  environmental  conserva-
 tion  law,  as  separately amended by section 19 of part H of chapter 58
 and chapter 342 of the laws of 2012, is amended as follows:
   2. The department shall also prepare  a  syllabus  of  such  laws  and
 information  informing migratory game bird hunters where they can obtain
 information regarding open  seasons  and  bag  limits,  LEAD  AMMUNITION
 PROHIBITIONS,  federal  regulations  pursuant  to  sections  11-1721 and
 11-1723 of this article and of laws relating  to  invasive  species  (as
 defined in section 9-1703 of this chapter). The department shall deliver
 copies  of  such  syllabus  to  county, city, town and village clerks in
 numbers sufficient for the furnishing of one copy to each person to whom

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02894-03-3
 S. 4976--A                          2
              

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