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Bill S1104-2013

Provides for lifetime sportsman license for honorably discharged, disabled veterans

Provides for lifetime sportsman licenses for honorably discharged, disabled veterans.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • Jan 9, 2013: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

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BILL NUMBER:S1104

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to providing for lifetime sportsman license for honorably discharged, disabled veterans

PURPOSE: To allow honorably discharged disabled veterans to purchase a lifetime sportsman license at a reduced rate.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Sections one and two allow honorably discharged veterans who are certified as having a forty-percent or greater service-connected disability to purchase a lifetime sportsman license for a twenty dollar fee, Section three provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Current law allows disabled veterans to purchase a sportsman license which is renewable each year for a five dollar fee. Although the current law provides for a reduced rate, annual renewal places an undue burden on those who have sacrificed so that we may enjoy our safety and personal freedoms. In recognition of their dedication and service to our country, this act would enable honorably discharged disabled veterans to purchase a life-time sportsman license for a twenty dollar fee. Disabled veterans deserve to enjoy outdoor sporting hobbies such as hunting and fishing for life at a reduced rate.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S.193/A.2414 of 2011-2012; Committed to Rules S.3210/A.7682 of 2009-2010; Referred to Senate Environmental Conservation Committee S.7334/A.10929 of 2007-2008; Referred to Senate Environmental Conservation Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1104 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sens. MAZIARZ, DeFRANCISCO, LANZA, LARKIN, LITTLE, SEWARD -- 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 providing for lifetime sportsman license for honorably discharged, disabled veterans THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 11-0702 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by section 2 of part AA of chapter 60 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: 1. There are hereby created the following lifetime hunting, fishing, trapping, archery and muzzle-loading licenses and fees therefor subject to the same privileges and obligations of a comparable short term license: Licenses Fees a. Lifetime sportsman license and turkey permit. If purchased, for a child four years of age or younger $380.00 for a child age five through eleven years of age $535.00 for a person age twelve through sixty-nine years of age $765.00 for a person age seventy
and over[.] $65.00 FOR A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN HONORABLY DISCHARGED FROM SERVICE IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES AND IS CERTIFIED AS HAVING A FORTY-PERCENT OR GREATER SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABILITY. $ 20.00 b. Lifetime small and big game license. $535.00 c. Lifetime fishing license for a person age sixty-nine or younger. $460.00 d. Lifetime fishing license for a person age seventy and over. $ 65.00 e. Lifetime trapping license. $395.00 f. Lifetime archery stamp. $235.00 g. Lifetime muzzle- loading stamp. $235.00 j. For transfer to a person pursuant to section 11-0704 of this title. $50.00 The holder of a lifetime small and big game license or fishing license may, at any time, convert such license to a lifetime sportsman license and turkey permit for an additional fee equal to the existing differen- tial. S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 11-0702 of the environmental conserva- tion law, as amended by chapter 507 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: 1. There are hereby created the following lifetime hunting, fishing, trapping, archery and muzzle-loading licenses and fees therefor subject to the same privileges and obligations of a comparable short term license: Licenses Fees a. Lifetime sportsman license and turkey permit. If purchased, for a child four years of age or younger $380.00 for a child age five through eleven years of age $535.00
for a person age twelve through sixty-nine years of age $765.00 for a person age seventy and over[.] $65.00 FOR A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN HONORABLY DISCHARGED FROM SERVICE IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES AND IS CERTIFIED AS HAVING A FORTY-PERCENT OR GREATER SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABILITY. $ 20.00 b. Lifetime small and big game license. $535.00 c. Lifetime fishing license for a person age sixty-nine or younger. $460.00 d. Lifetime fishing license for a person age seventy and over. $ 65.00 e. Lifetime trapping license. $395.00 f. Lifetime archery stamp. $235.00 g. Lifetime muzzle- loading stamp. $235.00 h. Lifetime recreational marine fishing license. $150.00 i. Lifetime combination fishing and recreational marine fishing license. $450.00 j. For transfer to a person pursuant to section 11-0704 of this title. $50.00 The holder of a lifetime small and big game license or fishing license may, at any time, convert such license to a lifetime sportsman license and turkey permit for an additional fee equal to the existing differen- tial. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the amend- ments to subdivision 1 of section 11-0702 of the environmental conserva- tion law made by section one of this act shall be subject to the expira- tion and reversion of such subdivision pursuant to section 9 of part AA of chapter 60 of the laws of 2011, as amended, when upon such date the provisions of section two of this act shall take effect.

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