Provides that muzzle-loading deer hunting season in the southern zone shall be for not less than 14 calendar days in certain wildlife management areas.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to muzzle-loading deer hunting seasons in the southern zone
PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to extend the current muzzle-loading deer hunting season to fourteen days in the southern zone.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Sections 1 of the bill amends subdivision 8 of section 11-0907 of the environmental conservation law to extend the current muzzle-loading deer hunting season to fourteen days in the southern zone.
Section 2 of the bill is the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: Currently, New York statutes limit the muzzle-loading deer hunting season to just seven days in the Department of Environmental Conservation's Southern Zone. Extending this season to 14 days will provide New York hunters and sportsmen with a greater opportunity to enjoy their particular sport within New York. The muzzle-loading deer hunting season does not interfere with other hunting seasons in New York and this modest extension would help in proper management. of the deer population.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the 60th day after it shall have become a law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6325 IN SENATE January 14, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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 muzzle-loading deer hunting seasons in the southern zone THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph b of subdivision 8 of section 11-0907 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 241 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows: b. Such special open season for the Southern Zone shall be for the
[seven]FOURTEEN day period immediately preceding the regular open season for deer stated in column two of the table set forth in subdivi- sion TWO OF THIS SECTION, except that the department may, by regu- lation, fix such open season in the Southern Zone or any portion thereof to be either the [seven]FOURTEEN days immediately preceding or imme- diately following the regular open season for deer. S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13512-01-4