Bill S3025-2015

Provides for lifetime license for honorably discharged, disabled veterans

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

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  • Feb 2, 2015: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

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BILL NUMBER:S3025

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to providing for lifetime 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.1104/A.8682 of 2013-2014 Referred to Environmental Conservation. 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:

Immediate.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3025 2015-2016 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 2, 2015 ___________
Introduced by Sens. LARKIN, DeFRANCISCO, GRIFFO, KENNEDY, LANZA, LITTLE, O'MARA, 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 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 16 of part R of chapter 58 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows: 1. There are hereby created the following lifetime hunting, fishing, trapping, archery and muzzle-loading privileges and fees therefor subject to the same privileges and obligations of a comparable short term license: Licenses Fees a. Lifetime license including a hunting license, fishing 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 hunting 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 privilege. $235.00 g. Lifetime muzzle-loading privilege. $235.00 h. For transfer to a person pursuant to section 11-0704 of this title $50.00 The holder of a lifetime hunting license or lifetime fishing license may, at any time, convert such license to a lifetime license pursuant to paragraph a of this subdivision for an additional fee equal to the difference between the current fee for the new license and the fee originally paid for the license. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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