Bill S177A-2011

Reduces the required minimum age for obtaining a junior archery license

Reduces the required minimum age for obtaining a junior archery license from fourteen years to twelve years of age.

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Actions

  • May 17, 2011: SIGNED CHAP.25
  • May 6, 2011: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • May 3, 2011: returned to senate
  • May 3, 2011: passed assembly
  • May 3, 2011: ordered to third reading cal.199
  • May 3, 2011: substituted for a2021a
  • Feb 28, 2011: referred to codes
  • Feb 28, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Feb 28, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • Feb 15, 2011: AMENDED ON THIRD READING 177A
  • Feb 1, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jan 31, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jan 25, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.10
  • Jan 5, 2011: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

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BILL NUMBER:S177A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to reducing the required minimum age for obtaining a junior archery license

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To lower the age from fourteen to twelve required for an individual to obtain a junior archery license.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: paragraph c of subdivision 2 of section 11-0701 of the environmental conservation law is amended to lower the age for a junior archery license from 14 years old to 12 years old.

Section 2: subdivision 2 of section 11-0713 of the environmental conservation law is amended to lower the age from 14 years old to 12 years old.

Section 3: subdivision 3 of section 11-0719 of the environmental conservation law is amended to clarify that a junior archery license is issued to a person who is between the ages of 12 and 16 years of age.

Section 4: adds a new subdivision 5 to section 11-0929 of the environmental conservation law which states:

A junior archery licensee who is twelve or thirteen years of age shall not hunt deer or bear unless accompanied by his or her parent or legal guardian or other person at least 21 years of age, this parent/guardian or person shall have at least 3 years experience hunting with longbow, this parent/guardian or person holds a big game license and that this parent/guardian or other person maintains physical control over the minor so that the parent/guardian or other person can issue verbal directions/instructions, maintain constant visual contact and provide guidance and supervision to the minor.

Section 5: this act shall take effect on the 90th day after it shall have become law.

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation would make consistent the age needed to obtain a license for both junior hunting and for junior archery.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.6022/A.10598 of 2002; Referred to Senate Committee on Environmental Conservation S.930A/A.1099; Passed Senate in 2003/04; Passed Senate in 2003 and 2004. S.120/A.1537 of 2005/06; Passed Senate in 2005.

S.113/A.4623 Passed Senate in 2008. S.4376/A.824 of 2009/2010; Referred to Environmental Conservation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect 90 days after it shall have become law.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 177--A Cal. No. 10 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to reducing the required minimum age for obtaining a junior archery license THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph c of subdivision 2 of section 11-0701 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by section 7 of part F of chapter 82 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows: c. A junior archery license entitles a resident holder who is between the ages of [fourteen] TWELVE and sixteen years to hunt wild deer and bear with a longbow during the special archery season and during the regular season, as provided in title 9 of this article, as if such person held a license which authorizes the holder to hunt big game with a bowhunting stamp affixed, subject to the provisions of section 11-0929 and subdivision 3 of section 11-0713 of this article. It entitles a non-resident holder who is between the ages of [fourteen] TWELVE and sixteen years to hunt wild deer and bear with a longbow during the special archery season and during the regular season, as provided in title 9 of this article, as if such person held a non-resident bowhunt- ing license, a non-resident license which authorizes the holder to hunt deer and a non-resident bear tag, subject to the provisions of section 11-0929 and subdivision 3 of section 11-0713 of this article. S 2. Subdivision 2 of section 11-0713 of the environmental conserva- tion law, as amended by chapter 344 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
2. The issuing officer shall not issue a junior archery license to a person between the ages of [fourteen] TWELVE and sixteen or a junior hunting license to a person between the ages of twelve and sixteen years unless at the time of issuance applicant is accompanied by his or her parent or legal guardian who shall consent to the issuance of the license and shall so signify by signing his OR HER name in ink across the face of it. At no time shall such licenses be issued by mail to persons between the ages of twelve and sixteen years. S 3. Subdivision 3 of section 11-0719 of the environmental conserva- tion law, as amended by chapter 344 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: 3. A junior hunting license issued to a person who is at least twelve and less than sixteen years of age or a junior archery license issued to a person who is [fourteen or fifteen] BETWEEN THE AGES OF TWELVE AND SIXTEEN years [of age] may be revoked by the department upon proof satisfactory to the department that such person, while under the age of sixteen, has engaged in hunting wildlife with a gun or longbow, in circumstances in which a license is required, while not accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or other adult as provided in section 11-0929 of this article. If such license or privilege is revoked the department shall fix the period of such revocation, which is not to exceed [four] SIX years. The department may require that such person successfully complete a department sponsored course and obtain a certif- icate of qualification in responsible hunting or responsible bowhunting practices before being issued another hunting or bowhunting license. S 4. Section 11-0929 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows: 5. A JUNIOR ARCHERY LICENSEE, WHO IS TWELVE OR THIRTEEN YEARS OF AGE, SHALL NOT HUNT DEER OR BEAR UNLESS: (A) HE OR SHE IS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS OR HER PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN, OR BY A PERSON DESIGNATED IN WRITING BY HIS OR HER PARENT OR LEGAL GUAR- DIAN ON A FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE DEPARTMENT WHO IS TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND (B) SUCH PARENT, GUARDIAN OR PERSON HAS HAD AT LEAST THREE YEAR'S EXPERIENCE IN HUNTING DEER OR BEAR BY LONGBOW AND (C) SUCH PARENT, GUARDIAN OR PERSON HOLDS A LICENSE THAT AUTHORIZES THE HOLDER TO HUNT BIG GAME AND (D) SUCH PARENT, GUARDIAN OR PERSON MAINTAINS PHYSICAL CONTROL OVER THE MINOR HE OR SHE IS ACCOMPANYING AT ALL TIMES WHILE HUNTING. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH "PHYSICAL CONTROL" SHALL MEAN THAT THE PHYS- ICAL PROXIMITY OF THE MINOR TO THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR PERSON IS SUCH THAT THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR PERSON IS REASONABLY ABLE TO ISSUE VERBAL DIRECTIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS, MAINTAIN CONSTANT VISUAL CONTACT, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDE GUIDANCE AND SUPERVISION TO THE MINOR. S 5. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law.

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