Relates to youth pheasant hunting days on Long Island.
Ayes (59): Adams, Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sanders, Savino, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (3): Espaillat, Perkins, Serrano
Excused (1): Sampson
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 366 of the laws of 2011 amending the environmental conservation law relating to youth pheasant hunting days on Long Island, in relation to the effectiveness of such chapter
Purpose of Bill:
The bill would extend the authority of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to fix annually by regulation the open seasons and bag limits for pheasants on Long Island for those who hold a junior license.
Summary of provisions:
Section 1 of the bill would amend section 3 of Chapter 366 of the Laws of 2011 to extend until December 31, 2015 the authority provided to DEC under Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) § 11-0903(2)(c-1) to hold a youth hunt pursuant to regulations which establish open season and bag limits for pheasants on Long Island.
Section 2 of the bill provides that the bill would take effect immediately.
ECL § 11-0903(2)(c-1) grants DEC regulatory authority, until December 31, 2013, to annually fix by regulation the open season and bag limits for pheasants on Long Island for junior license holders.
Prior Legislative history:
ECL § 11-0903 was amended to provide DEC with such authority by Chapter 366 of the Laws of 2011.
Statement in support:
DEC has provided junior hunters (ages 12-15 years old) the opportunity to hunt pheasants for six consecutive years in several hunting zones within the State. In 2011, DEC was provided with additional authority to establish a youth pheasant hunt on Long Island and has established several successful and popular youth pheasant hunting opportunities since that time. The bill would extend such authority for an additional two years beyond December 31, 2013.
Budget implications: None.
Local Impact: None.
Effective Date: The bill Would take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4222 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 14, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- (at request of the Department of Environ- mental Conservation) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend chapter 366 of the laws of 2011 amending the environ- mental conservation law relating to youth pheasant hunting days on Long Island, in relation to the effectiveness of such chapter THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 3 of chapter 366 of the laws of 2011, amending the environmental conservation law relating to youth pheasant hunting days on Long Island, is amended to read as follows: S 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law; provided that paragraph c-1 of section 11-0903 of the environmental conservation law as added by section one of this act shall expire and be deemed repealed on December 31,
2015. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08973-02-3