Exempts active duty military personnel, both New York militia and members of the United States military, from taking required hunting courses for purposes of obtaining a hunting license.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to exempting active duty military personnel from taking required hunting courses for purposes of obtaining a hunting license
PURPOSE: To exempt active duty military personnel from the required hunters safety course before getting a hunting license.
SUMMARY: Section 1 amends section 11-0713 of the environmental conservation law to allow proof of active duty military status as a qualification for receipt of a hunting license.
Section 2 provides the enacting clause.
JUSTIFICATION: While members of our active duty military receive current training in the safe operation of fire arms, they are still required to undergo a hunting safety course in order to obtain a hunting license in the State.
For their great service to our country, it is appropriate to offer an exemption to the active duty military personnel from the hunters safety course.
To be eligible for an exemption under this bill, the individual must be in active duty with a branch of the United States military or with a force of the organized militia with an active status.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.6162 of 2009 - Referred to Rules S.6162 of 2010 - Referred to Environmental Conservation
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 6221 A. 8998 S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y January 13, 2012 ___________IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sens. RITCHIE, BONACIC, LIBOUS, O'MARA, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to exempting active duty military personnel from taking required hunting courses for purposes of obtaining a hunting license THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraph 3 of paragraph a of subdivision 3 of section 11-0713 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by section 27 of part F of chapter 82 of the laws of 2002, is amended and a new subparagraph 4 is added to read as follows: (3) a certificate of qualification in responsible hunting, responsible bowhunting and responsible trapping practices, including safety, ethics and landowner-hunter relations, issued or honored by the department, pursuant to this subdivision
[.]; OR (4) PROOF OF MEMBERSHIP IN THE MILITARY FORCES AND ENGAGED IN FULL-TIME ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES BY A RESIDENT OF THE STATE. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH: (A) "ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY" SHALL MEAN MILITARY DUTY IN OR WITH A FORCE OF THE ORGANIZED MILITIA (NOT INCLUDING THE INACTIVE NATIONAL GUARD AND NOT INCLUDING THE NEW YORK GUARD WHEN IN AN INACTIVE STATUS) OR IN THE DIVISION OF MILITARY AND NAVAL AFFAIRS OF THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT OF THE STATE; AND (B) "ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES" SHALL MEAN FULL-TIME DUTY IN THE ARMY, NAVY (INCLUDING MARINE CORPS), AIR FORCE OR COAST GUARD OF THE UNITED STATES. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10767-01-1