Provides that on all publicly accessible municipally owned property where trapping is allowed, posted signage at all recognized entry points must inform readers that trapping is allowed in season and to take appropriate precautions.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to signage at entry points to municipally owned property where trapping is allowed
PURPOSE: This bill will require municipalities that allow trapping on their property to notify users of the property that trapping may occur in season and to take appropriate precautions.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The bill amends section 11-1101 of the Environmental Conservation Law by adding a new subdivision 13 that requires posted signs on municipal property where trapping is allowed to notify users that such trapping occurs in season.
JUSTIFICATION: In recent years, there have been instances of dogs, while on a walk with their owners, getting caught in legally set traps. The bill would protect family pets from tragic encounters with traps in municipal multi-use areas.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2005-06: A.11464 Referred to Environmental Conservation 2007-08: A.967A Passed Assembly, Delivered to Senate, Referred to Rules 2009-10: A.2153A Amended on Third Reading 2011-12: S.2664/A.3743 Passed Assembly
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect in thirty days.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 712 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sens. GRISANTI, MARCELLINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ- mental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to signage at entry points to municipally owned property where trapping is allowed THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 11-1101 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new subdivision 13 to read as follows: 13. ON ALL PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE MUNICIPALLY OWNED PROPERTY WHERE HUNT- ING, FISHING OR TRAPPING IS ALLOWED, POSTED SIGNAGE AT ALL RECOGNIZED ENTRY POINTS MUST INFORM READERS THAT THE PROPERTY IS A MULTI-USE AREA AND, IF ALLOWED, THAT HUNTING, FISHING OR TRAPPING IS ALLOWED IN SEASON AND TO TAKE APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS. S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04136-01-3