Bill S3244-2011

Permits the discharge of a longbow over water by a person bow fishing in certain instances

Permits the discharge of a longbow over water by a person bow fishing if no dwelling, house, or public structure, livestock or person is situated in the line of discharge less than 500 feet from the point of discharge.

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Actions

  • May 7, 2012: referred to environmental conservation
  • May 7, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 7, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • May 1, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Apr 30, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 26, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.592
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • May 10, 2011: referred to environmental conservation
  • May 10, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 10, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • May 9, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 4, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 3, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.433
  • Feb 14, 2011: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Environmental Conservation - May 3, 2011
Ayes (11): Grisanti, Johnson, LaValle, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, O'Mara, Young, Avella, Serrano, Stewart-Cousins
Nays (2): Espaillat, Perkins
Excused (1): Oppenheimer
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Environmental Conservation - Apr 26, 2012
Ayes (12): Grisanti, Johnson, LaValle, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, O'Mara, Young, Avella, Oppenheimer, Perkins, Stewart-Cousins
Ayes W/R (2): Espaillat, Serrano

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3244

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the discharge of a longbow over water in certain instances

PURPOSE: To allow the safe discharge of a longbow over water by a person bow fishing if no dwelling, house, public structure, livestock or person is situated in the line of discharge less than 500 feet from the point of discharge.

JUSTIFICATION: People from all over the state, nation and world are drawn to New York State for its rich outdoor recreation. This legislation would permit those who enjoy bow fishing to conduct their recreation with more flexibility and in a manner that is both safe and enjoyable.

The Department of Environmental Conservation recognizes the merit of reducing the current 500 foot requirement for the use of longbows and has identified it as an item to be amended in the Environmental Conversation Law. As the arrow is ultimately discharged directly into the water in close proximity to the archer, the nature of the sport already limits the possibility of accidental targets.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010: A.10182/S.7056, Environmental Conservation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 3244 A. 5192 2011-2012 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y February 14, 2011 ___________
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. FARLEY -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. AMEDORE, SALADINO, KATZ, FINCH, CROUCH, TOBACCO, BARCLAY, BURLING, HAWLEY, McDONOUGH, RAIA -- Multi- Sponsored by -- M. of A. CALHOUN, CORWIN, GIGLIO, KOLB, MAGEE, MOLINA- RO, SAYWARD -- read once and referred to the Committee on Environ- mental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the discharge of a longbow over water in certain instances THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraph 2 of paragraph a of subdivision 4 of section 11-0931 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 483 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: (2) discharge a firearm, crossbow or long bow within five hundred feet from a dwelling house, farm building or farm structure actually occupied or used, school building, school playground, or occupied factory or church EXCEPT THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBPARAGRAPH SHALL NOT APPLY TO THE DISCHARGE OF A LONGBOW OVER WATER BY A PERSON BOW FISHING IF NO DWELLING, HOUSE, OR PUBLIC STRUCTURE, LIVESTOCK OR PERSON IS SITUATED IN THE LINE OF DISCHARGE LESS THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET FROM THE POINT OF DISCHARGE; S 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however that the amendments to subdivision 4 of section 11-0931 of the environmental conservation law amended by section one of this act shall not affect the expiration of such subdivision and shall expire therewith.

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