Bill S5230-2011

Authorizes special access to hunting and fishing grounds on state land for handicapped individuals

Authorizes special access to hunting and fishing grounds on state land for handicapped individuals.

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  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • May 3, 2011: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

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BILL NUMBER:S5230

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to authorizing special access to hunting and fishing grounds on state land for handicapped individuals

PURPOSE: To authorize handicapped people access to hunting and fishing grounds on state land.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the Environmental Conservation Law by adding a new section 11-0115 to allow handicapped individuals access for hunting and fishing grounds on state land. The commissioner will authorize special access for hunting and fishing grounds on state lands. This will apply to individuals who have been issued handicapped parking permits pursuant to section 1203-a of the vehicle and traffic law. Such rules and regulations are included, but not limited to allowing access to certain designated hunting and fishing grounds on state lands by ATV.

Section 2. provides that this act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION: Handicapped individuals have a difficult time physically in their efforts to reach their hunting destination. This bill would authorize special access for handicapped individuals and will provide these individuals with the opportunity to utilize an ATV to enjoy hunting privileges.

The commissioner will authorize special access for hunting and fishing grounds on state lands. This will apply to individuals who have been issued handicapped parking permits pursuant to section 1203-a of the vehicle and traffic law. Such rules and regulations are included, but not limited to allowing access to certain designated hunting and fishing grounds on state lands by ATV.

Enhancing access to fishing and hunting opportunities for a diverse community of disabled hunters who value these outdoor activities will ultimately enhance the number of people active and participating sportsmen.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New legislation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5230 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 authorizing special access to hunting and fishing grounds on state land for handicapped individuals 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 11-0115 to read as follows: S 11-0115. HANDICAPPED ACCESS FOR HUNTING AND FISHING GROUNDS ON STATE LAND. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS AUTHORIZING SPECIAL ACCESS TO HUNTING AND FISHING GROUNDS ON STATE LANDS FOR INDI- VIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN ISSUED HANDICAPPED PARKING PERMITS PURSUANT TO SECTION TWELVE HUNDRED THREE-A OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW. SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO ALLOWING ACCESS TO CERTAIN DESIGNATED HUNTING AND FISHING GROUNDS ON STATE LANDS BY ATV AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED BY SECTION TWENTY-FOUR HUNDRED ONE OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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