Provides that on all publicly accessible municipally owned property where trapping is allowed, posted signage at all recognized entry points must inform readers that trapping is allowed in season and to take appropriate precautions.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to signage at entry points to municipally owned property where trapping is allowed
PURPOSE: This bill will require municipalities that allow hunting, fishing or trapping on their property to notify users of the property that hunting, fishing or trapping may occur in season and to take appropriate precautions.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The bill amends section 11-1101 of the Environmental Conservation Law by adding a new subdivision 13 that requires posted signs on municipal property where hunting, fishing or trapping is allowed to notify users that such hunting, fishing or trapping occurs in season.
There are no posting requirements under current law
JUSTIFICATION: In recent years, there have been instances of dogs, while on a walk with their owners, getting caught in legally set traps. The bill would protect family pets from tragic encounters with traps in municipal multi-use areas.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.7917 of 2006; Advanced to Third Reading S.5306 of 2007/08; Passed Assembly in 2008 S.861 of 2009/10; Passed Assembly in 2010
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 30 days after it shall have become law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2664 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 28, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sens. GRISANTI, MARCELLINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ- mental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to signage at entry points to municipally owned property where trapping is allowed THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 11-1101 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new subdivision 13 to read as follows: 13. ON ALL PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE MUNICIPALLY OWNED PROPERTY WHERE HUNT- ING, FISHING OR TRAPPING IS ALLOWED, POSTED SIGNAGE AT ALL RECOGNIZED ENTRY POINTS MUST INFORM READERS THAT THE PROPERTY IS A MULTI-USE AREA AND, IF ALLOWED, THAT HUNTING, FISHING OR TRAPPING IS ALLOWED IN SEASON AND TO TAKE APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS. S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06068-01-1