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Bill S5714-2013

Authorizes big game hunting in Albany county with a pistol, rifle, shotgun, or long bow

Authorizes big game hunting in Albany county with a rifle.

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  • Jun 7, 2013: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

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BILL NUMBER:S5714

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to authorizing the hunting of big game in the county of Albany with pistols, rifles, shotguns, and long bows

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Authorizes big game hunting in Albany County with a pistol, rifle, shotgun, crossbow or long bow for a period of two years

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Items (d) and (e) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by section 11 of chapter 483 of the laws of 2012, are amended to read as follows: (d) Eastern region, Deer, first Monday, Pistol, shotgun, except Albany, after November 15 crossbow.

JUSTIFICATION: It is currently legal to hunt big game in Albany County with shotgun, muzzleloader, bow and pistol, but not with rifles. This pertains to all areas of the county except Wildlife management Unit 4J is archery only and encompasses the City of Albany and adjacent populated and suburban areas. Advances in shooting technology with regards to shotguns, including the use of rifled shotgun barrels and specialized ammunition, have given shotguns ballistic characteristics similar to that of rifles.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A9724-B/S6849-B: Passed Assembly

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the amendments to items (d) and (e) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of the environmental conservation law mad by section one of this act shall be subject to the expiration and reversion of such paragraph, when upon such date the provisions of section two of this act shall take effect.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 5714 A. 7880 2013-2014 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y June 7, 2013 ___________
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. BRESLIN -- 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. FAHY, McDONALD, McLAUGHLIN -- read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to authorizing the hunting of big game in the county of Albany with pistols, rifles, shotguns, and long bows THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Items (d) and (e) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of the environmental conservation law, item (d) as sepa- rately amended by chapter 108 of the laws of 1995 and chapter 600 of the laws of 2005 and item (e) as amended by chapter 600 of the laws of 1993, are amended to read as follows: (d) Eastern region, Deer, first Monday Pistol, shotgun, except ALBANY, after November 15 muzzle loading Columbia, Fulton, through first Tuesday firearm or Orange, Rensselaer, after December 7 long bow only Saratoga, Washington Counties and those counties or portions thereof listed in item (i) of this paragraph (e) Fulton, Saratoga, Deer, first Monday Pistol, rifle, Washington (parts after November 15 shotgun or in the Southern through first Tuesday long bow zone), ALBANY, after December 7
Columbia, Orange, and Rensselaer counties S 2. Items (d) and (e) of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of the environmental conservation law, item (d) as amended by chapter 600 of the laws of 2005 and item (e) as amended by chapter 95 of the laws of 1974, are amended to read as follows: (d) Eastern region, Deer and bear, Pistol, shotgun, except ALBANY, first Monday after muzzle loading firearm Columbia, Fulton, November 15 through or long bow only Orange, Rensselaer, first Tuesday after Saratoga, Washington December 7 Counties and those counties or portions thereof listed in item (i) of this paragraph (e) Fulton, Saratoga, Deer and bear, first Pistol, rifle, Washington (parts Monday after November shotgun in the Southern 15 through first or long bow zone), ALBANY, Tuesday after Columbia, Orange, December 7 and Rensselaer counties S 3. This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the amend- ments to items (d) and (e) 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 para- graph, when upon such date the provisions of section two of this act shall take effect.

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