Bill S5161-2011

Directs the commissioner of environmental conservation to create gift cards for hunting and fishing licenses

Directs the commissioner of environmental conservation to create gift cards for hunting and fishing licenses.

Details

Actions

  • Feb 29, 2012: referred to environmental conservation
  • Feb 29, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Feb 29, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Feb 14, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Feb 13, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Feb 7, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.187
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • Jun 15, 2011: referred to environmental conservation
  • Jun 15, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 15, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 14, 2011: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1244
  • Jun 13, 2011: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • May 3, 2011: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Meetings

Calendars

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Environmental Conservation - Feb 7, 2012
Ayes (13): Grisanti, Johnson, LaValle, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, O'Mara, Young, Avella, Espaillat, Oppenheimer, Serrano, Stewart-Cousins
Ayes W/R (1): Perkins

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5161

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to directing the commissioner of environmental conservation to create gift cards for hunting and fishing licenses

PURPOSE: To allow for the purchase of gift cards for hunting and fishing licenses in New York state.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends the environmental conservation law to add a new section 11-0706 to require the commissioner of the department of environmental conservation to promulgate rules and regulations allowing for the sale of gift cards for New York state hunting and fishing licenses.

Section two of the bill is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill requires the commissioner of environmental conservation to promulgate rules and regulations so that gift cards may be sold in the state for hunting and fishing licenses. Allowing for the purchase of gift cards for such licenses encourages their sale and may increase revenue for the state.

Similar gift cards are already allowed in the state for camping permits and Empire passports which are used for entrance into New York state parks. Gift cards for camping permits may be used for anything from golf reservations and greens fees to the purchase of firewood or boat rentals, in addition to reserving camping sites. Gift cards for camping as well as the Empire Passport are even advertised for sale on the web site for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Thus there is a precedent set within the state to allow for the sale of recreational gift cards. Hunting and fishing are similar recreational activities and the licenses for these activities should be made more available through the purchase of gift cards,

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None. This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Potential increased revenues to the state from the sale of gift cards for hunting and fishing licenses

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5161 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 3, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. RITCHIE -- 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 directing the commissioner of environmental conservation to create gift cards for hunting and fishing licenses THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new section 11-0706 to read as follows: S 11-0706. GIFT CARDS FOR HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES. 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS ESTABLISH- ING GIFT CARDS FOR THE LICENSES AND STAMPS SET FORTH IN SECTION 11-0701 OF THIS TITLE. 2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS TITLE, THE TERM "GIFT CARD" SHALL MEAN A RESTRICTED MONETARY EQUIVALENT OR VOUCHER THAT, WHEN REDEEMED BY THE HOLDER, ENTITLES SUCH PERSON TO A VALID LICENSE OR STAMP AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 11-0701 OF THIS TITLE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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