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Bill S6849-2011

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

Authorizes big game hunting in Albany county with a pistol, rifle, shotgun, crossbow or long bow for a period of 2 years.

Details

Actions

  • May 21, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 16, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 15, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.758
  • Mar 29, 2012: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Meetings

Calendars

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Environmental Conservation - May 15, 2012
Ayes (10): Grisanti, Johnson, LaValle, Little, Maziarz, O'Mara, Young, Avella, Oppenheimer, Stewart-Cousins
Ayes W/R (1): Perkins
Nays (2): Espaillat, Serrano
Excused (1): Marcellino

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6849

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, crossbows 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.

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: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 6849 A. 9724 S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y March 29, 2012 ___________
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. McLAUGHLIN, REILLY -- 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, crossbows 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, as amended by section 11 of chapter 483 of the laws of 2010, are amended to read as follows: (d) Eastern region, Deer, first Monday Pistol, shotgun, except ALBANY, after November 15 crossbow, Columbia, Fulton, through first Tuesday muzzle loading firearm Orange, Rensselaer, after December 7 or 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, in the Southern through first Tuesday crossbow zone), ALBANY, after December 7 or long bow 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, as amended by section 12 of chapter 483 of the laws of 2010, are amended to read as follows: (d) Eastern region, Deer and bear, Pistol, shotgun, except ALBANY, first Monday after crossbow, Columbia, Fulton, November 15 through muzzle loading firearm Orange, Rensselaer, first Tuesday after or long bow only 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 crossbow zone), ALBANY, Tuesday after or long bow Columbia, Orange, December 7 and Rensselaer counties S 3. 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 4. This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the amend- ments to paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of the environ- mental conservation law made by section one of this act shall be subject to the expiration and reversion of such paragraph pursuant to section 13 of chapter 600 of the laws of 1993, as amended, when upon such date the provisions of section two of this act shall take effect; provided further, that the amendments to paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of the environmental conservation law made by section two of this act shall be subject to the expiration and reversion of such para- graph pursuant to section 17 of chapter 483 of the laws of 2010, as amended, when upon such date the provisions of section three of this act shall take effect.

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