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Bill S3757-2013

Makes the use of rifles for hunting in Wyoming county permanent

Makes provisions allowing the use of rifles for hunting in Wyoming county permanent.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 17, 2013: returned to senate
  • Jun 17, 2013: RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • Apr 24, 2013: referred to environmental conservation
  • Apr 23, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Apr 23, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Mar 14, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 13, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 12, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.182
  • Feb 14, 2013: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Environmental Conservation - Mar 12, 2013
Ayes (8): Grisanti, LaValle, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, O'Mara, Smith, Young
Ayes W/R (3): Avella, Latimer, Tkaczyk
Nays (2): Espaillat, Serrano

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3757

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 326 of the laws of 2011, amending the environmental conservation law, relating to allowing the use of rifles for hunting in Wyoming county, in relation to making such provisions permanent; and to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to making the use of rifles for hunting in Wyoming county permanent

PURPOSE: This bill would allow the hunting of deer and bear through the use of a rifle in Wyoming County.

EXISTING LAW: Environmental Conservation Law Section 11-0907 currently allows the taking of deer in the southern tier region by rifle in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chemung, Chenango, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Oswego, Otsego, Schoharie, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, Yates, and a portion of Broome County.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Allows for the use of rifles for hunting in Wyoming County.

JUSTIFICATION: At the request of Wyoming county, the county would be included in those areas where sportsmen and women are able to hunt deer and bear with rifles. Since 2005, several counties in Southern and Central New York have been allowed to permit hunting of deer and bear with rifles. There have been very few reported adverse incidents or problems. Given the rural nature of Wyoming County and the safety record of hunters in the counties where rifle bunting has been permitted, it would be reasonable to now permit rifle hunters in Wyoming County the same opportunities.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill. Similar to: 2011 - S2385A/A2986A 2010 - S.7210-A/A.10775

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3757 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 14, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend chapter 326 of the laws of 2011, amending the environ- mental conservation law, relating to allowing the use of rifles for hunting in Wyoming county, in relation to making such provisions permanent; and to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to making the use of rifles for hunting in Wyoming county permanent THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 3 of chapter 326 of the laws of 2011, amending the environmental conservation law, relating to allowing the use of rifles for hunting in Wyoming county, is amended to read as follows: S 3. This act shall take effect immediately, provided that: a. the amendments to item (i) 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 (i) 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[; and c. 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].
S 2. Item (i) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by section 2 of chapter 600 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: (i) The counties of Deer and bear, the Pistol, shotgun, Allegany, Cattaraugus, first Monday after muzzle loading Chenango, Herkimer, November 15 through firearm, rifle or Montgomery, Oneida, first Tuesday after long bow only Oswego, Otsego, December 7 Schoharie [and], Tioga AND WYOMING and that portion of the county of Broome east of the Susquehanna river S 3. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that section two of this act shall take effect on the same date as the reversion of para- graph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of the environmental conser- vation law as provided in section 13 of chapter 600 of the laws of 1993, as amended takes effect.

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