Bill S1683A-2011

Allows hunters to use a rifle during open season for deer in the county of Cortland

Allows hunters to use a rifle during open season for deer in the county of Cortland.

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Actions

  • Aug 3, 2011: SIGNED CHAP.323
  • Jul 22, 2011: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 16, 2011: returned to senate
  • Jun 16, 2011: passed assembly
  • Jun 16, 2011: ordered to third reading rules cal.326
  • Jun 16, 2011: substituted for a4357a
  • Jun 6, 2011: referred to environmental conservation
  • Jun 6, 2011: RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 6, 2011: REPASSED SENATE
  • May 23, 2011: AMENDED ON THIRD READING (T) 1683A
  • May 23, 2011: VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • May 23, 2011: returned to senate
  • May 23, 2011: RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • Feb 28, 2011: referred to environmental conservation
  • Feb 28, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Feb 28, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • Feb 1, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jan 31, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jan 25, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.16
  • Jan 11, 2011: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

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BILL NUMBER:S1683A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the hunting of deer and bear in Cortland county; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE: The purpose of the legislation is to allow the hunting of deer and bear with rifles in Cortland County.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill amends section 11-0907 of the environmental conservation law to add Cortland County to the list of counties in which the taking of deer by rifle is authorized.

EXISTING LAW: Current law allows the taking of deer in the southern tier, central, and western regions of the state by rifle in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chemung, Chenango, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Oswego, Otsego, Schoharie, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, Yates, and a portion of Broome County.

JUSTIFICATION: The legislation, which has been introduced at the request of Cortland County, would allow sportsmen and women to hunt deer and bear with rifles in the county. Big-game rifle hunting is currently permitted in many counties across New York State, including the neighboring counties of Chenango, Madison, and Tioga. The experiences in these counties have been overwhelmingly positive, with very few reported adverse incidents or problems. In fact, neighboring Madison County reported no incidents of accidents involving rifles reported during the first season (2008).

The decision to authorize the use of rifles for big-game hunting is based upon the increasing deer population and declining hunting population, which has in turn resulted in increased crop damage and collision with automobiles. Given the rural nature of Cortland County and the safety record of hunters in the counties where rifle use has been permitted, it would be reasonable to now permit big-game hunters in Cortland County the same opportunities.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.7487 of 2010.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1683--A Cal. No. 16 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 11, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the hunting of deer and bear in Cortland county; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Item (f) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by section 11 of chap- ter 483 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: (f) Southern tier, Deer, first Monday Pistol, shotgun, central and Western after November 15 crossbow, region, except those through first Tuesday muzzle loading firearm counties or portions after December 7 or long bow only thereof listed in item (i) OR (J) of this paragraph S 2. Item (f) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by section 12 of chapter 483 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: (f) Southern tier, Deer and bear, first Pistol, shotgun, central and Western Monday after November crossbow, region, except those 15 through first muzzle loading firearm counties or portions Tuesday after or long bow only thereof listed in December 7 item (i) OR (J)
of this paragraph S 3. Item (f) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 600 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: (f) Southern tier, Deer and bear, first Pistol, shotgun, central and Western Monday after November muzzle loading firearm region, except those 15 through first or long bow only counties or portions Tuesday after thereof listed in December 7 item (i) OR (J) of this paragraph S 4. Paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of the environ- mental conservation law is amended by adding a new item (j) to read as follows: (J) CORTLAND COUNTY DEER, FIRST MONDAY PISTOL, RIFLE, SHOTGUN, AFTER NOVEMBER 15 MUZZLE LOADING THROUGH FIRST TUESDAY FIREARM, OR LONG AFTER DECEMBER 7 BOW ONLY S 5. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that: (a) the amendments to item (f) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of the environmental conservation law made by section one of this act shall be subject to the expiration and reversion of such paragraph pursuant to section 13 of chapter 600 of the laws of 1993, as amended, when upon such date the provisions of section two of this act shall take effect; (b) the amendments to item (f) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of the environmental conservation law made by section two of this act shall be subject to the expiration and reversion of such paragraph pursuant to section 17 of chapter 483 of the laws of 2010, as amended; (c) section three of this act shall take effect on the same date as the reversion of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of the environmental conservation law, as provided in section 13 of chapter 600 of the laws of 1993, as amended, or as provided in section 17 of chapter 483 of the laws of 2010, as amended, whichever is later; (d) the amendments to item (j) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of the environmental conservation law made by section four of this act shall survive the expiration and reversion of such paragraph as provided in section 13 of chapter 600 of the laws of 1993, as amended, and as provided in section 17 of chapter 483 of the laws of 2010, as amended; and (e) nothing contained in this act shall be construed so as to extend the provisions of this act beyond January 1, 2014, when upon such date this act shall expire and the provisions contained in this act shall be deemed repealed.

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