Bill S851-2011

Excepts agricultural land defined as livestock and livestock products from the prohibition on salt licks made, set or used on land inhabited by deer or bear

Excepts agricultural land defined as livestock and livestock products from the prohibition on salt licks made, set or used on land inhabited by deer or bear; prohibits hunting deer or bear with the aid of a salt lick.

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Actions

  • Jun 21, 2012: COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 11, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 6, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 5, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.1037
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • May 24, 2011: referred to environmental conservation
  • May 24, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 24, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • May 23, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 18, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 17, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.678
  • Jan 5, 2011: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Environmental Conservation - May 17, 2011
Ayes (14): Grisanti, Johnson, LaValle, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, O'Mara, Young, Avella, Espaillat, Oppenheimer, Perkins, Serrano, Stewart-Cousins
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Environmental Conservation - Jun 5, 2012
Ayes (14): Grisanti, Johnson, LaValle, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, O'Mara, Young, Avella, Espaillat, Oppenheimer, Perkins, Serrano, Stewart-Cousins

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S851

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the prohibition on salt licks on land inhabited by deer or bear and prohibiting the hunting of deer or bear with the aid of a salt lick

PURPOSE:

This bill exempts agricultural land used for production of livestock or livestock products from the prohibition on salt licks.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

State Environmental Conservation Law is amended to exempt agricultural land used for production of livestock or livestock products from the prohibition on salt licks which is applicable to all land inhabited by deer or bear.

JUSTIFICATION:

The practice of baiting deer or bear with the use of salt licks for purposes of big game hunting is illegal in New York State. This statutory ban was implemented with the intention of preventing big game hunters from setting salt licks to attract and hunt deer. This prohibition does have an unintended consequence of disallowing farmers which use salt licks as a nutritional device for their pastured animals (i.e. beef cows) from employing salt licks in their livestock operation. This legislation clarifies that the salt lick ban is not germane to working farms with livestock.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009-2010: S.2472 Referred to Environmental Conservation 2007-2008: S.4499A/A.8351A Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately, with provisions.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 851 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. YOUNG -- 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 the prohibition on salt licks on land inhabited by deer or bear and prohibiting the hunting of deer or bear with the aid of a salt lick THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 11-0505 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 135 of the laws of 1982, is amended to read as follows: 3. No deer or bear traps shall be made, set or used upon land inhabit- ed by deer or bear. No salt lick shall be made, set or used upon land inhabited by deer or bear, EXCEPT ON LAND USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION FOR THE PRODUCTION OF LIVESTOCK OR LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH E OF SUBDIVISION TWO AND SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED ONE OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW, AND except that the department may do so on state wildlife refuges and wildlife management areas. S 2. Subparagraph 9 of paragraph b of subdivision 4 of section 11-0901 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 483 of the laws of 2010, is amended and a new subparagraph 10 is added to read as follows: (9) with a crossbow unless such crossbow shall consist of a bow and string, either compound or recurve, that launches a minimum fourteen inch bolt, not including point, mounted upon a stock with a trigger that holds the string and limbs under tension until released. The trigger unit of such crossbow must have a working safety. The minimum limb width of such crossbow shall be seventeen inches, have a minimum peak draw weight of one hundred pounds and a maximum peak draw weight of two
hundred pounds. The minimum overall length of such crossbow from butt to stock to front of limbs shall be twenty-four inches[.]; OR (10) WITH THE AID OF A SALT LICK. S 3. Subparagraph 8 of paragraph b of subdivision 4 of section 11-0901 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 600 of the laws of 1993, is amended and a new subparagraph 9 is added to read as follows: (8) with an arrow with a barbed broadhead arrowhead[.]; OR (9) WITH THE AID OF A SALT LICK. S 4. Subparagraph 9 of paragraph c of subdivision 4 of section 11-0901 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 483 of the laws of 2010, is amended and a new subparagraph 10 is added to read as follows: (9) with a crossbow unless such crossbow shall consist of a bow and string, either compound or recurve, that launches a minimum fourteen inch bolt, not including point, mounted upon a stock with a trigger that holds the string and limbs under tension until released. The trigger unit of such crossbow must have a working safety. The minimum limb width of such crossbow shall be seventeen inches, have a minimum peak draw weight of one hundred pounds and a maximum peak draw weight of two hundred pounds. The minimum overall length of such crossbow from butt to stock to front of limbs shall be twenty-four inches[.]; OR (10) WITH THE AID OF A SALT LICK. S 5. Subparagraph 8 of paragraph c of subdivision 4 of section 11-0901 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 600 of the laws of 1993, is amended and a new subparagraph 9 is added to read as follows: (8) with an arrow with a barbed broadhead arrowhead[.]; OR (9) WITH THE AID OF A SALT LICK. S 6. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the amend- ments to paragraphs b and c of subdivision 4 of section 11-0901 of the environmental conservation law, made by sections two and four of this act, shall not affect the expiration of such paragraphs and shall expire therewith, when upon such date sections three and five of this act shall take effect.

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