Bill S4127-2009

Allows hunters in the county of Schuyler to hunt deer by the use of a rifle

Allows hunters to use a rifle during open season for deer in the county of Schuyler.

Details

Actions

  • Jul 16, 2009: SUBSTITUTED BY A7509
  • Jul 15, 2009: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.778
  • Jul 15, 2009: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Apr 14, 2009: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Rules - Jul 15, 2009
Ayes (19): Smith, Espada, Stachowski, Montgomery, Hassell-Thompson, Krueger, Stewart-Cousins, Dilan, Klein, Valesky, Skelos, Padavan, Volker, Farley, LaValle, Seward, Hannon, Larkin, Saland
Ayes W/R (1): Duane
Nays (3): Parker, Serrano, Monserrate
Excused (1): Johnson O

Memo

 BILL NUMBER:  S4127

TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to allowing the use of rifles for hunting in the county of Schuyler

PURPOSE : To allow sportsmen in Schuyler to hunt deer with a rifle.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : The bill amends Environmental Conservation law section 11-0907 to add Schuyler County to the list of counties in which the taking of deer by rifle is authorized.

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

JUSTIFICATION : Chapter 600 of the laws of 2005 authorized the taking of deer by rifle in various counties in the southern tier and eastern region of the state. This decision was based upon the increasing deer population and declining hunting population which resulted in increased crop damage and collision with automobiles. Chapter 296 of the laws of 2007 authorized the taking of deer by rifle in Chemung, Steuben, and Yates counties. Successful implementation of the rifle deer hunting change and continuing deer overpopulation problems in Schuyler County now support the extension of rifle hunting into this neighboring southern tier municipality.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None.

EFFECTIVE DATE : Immediately.

Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 4127 A. 7509 2009-2010 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y April 14, 2009 ___________
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. WINNER -- 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. O'MARA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to allowing the use of rifles for hunting in the county of Schuyler THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Item (i) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by section 1 of chap- ter 412 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: (i) The counties of Deer, the first Monday Pistol, shotgun, Allegany, after November 15 muzzle loading Cattaraugus, Chemung, through first Tuesday firearm, Chenango, Herkimer, after December 7 rifle or Madison, long bow only Montgomery, Oneida, Oswego, Otsego, Schoharie, SCHUYLER, Steuben, Tioga and Yates and that portion of the county of Broome east of the Susquehanna river S 2. Item (i) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by section 1 of chapter 296 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
(i) The counties of Deer, the first Monday Pistol, shotgun, Allegany, after November 15 muzzle loading Cattaraugus, Chemung, through first Tuesday firearm, Chenango, Herkimer, after December 7 rifle or Montgomery, Oneida, long bow only Oswego, Otsego, Schoharie, SCHUYLER, Steuben, Tioga and Yates and that portion of the county of Broome east of the Susquehanna river S 3. This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the amend- ments 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 item pursuant to section 3 of chapter 412 of the laws of 2008, as amended, when upon such date the provisions of section two of this act shall take effect and provided, further, that 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 not affect the expiration of such item and shall be deemed to expire therewith.

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