Eliminates the requirement that hunters wear back tags during hunting season in the state.
Ayes (57): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Peralta, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sanders, Savino, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (1): Serrano
Absent (1): Sampson
Excused (2): Parker, Perkins
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to eliminating the requirement that hunters wear back tags during hunting season in the state
To no longer require hunters to display back tags while hunting.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Removes the requirement to display back tags on one's outer garment when legally hunting.
Section 2. Effective date.
This legislation would eliminate the use of back tags in New York. Currently, back tags are not required to be worn while hunting in the Northern zone and Catskill Park in New York which comprises almost 50% of New York's land mass. This bill would simplify the existing regulations by eliminating confusion along the border areas of today's back tag and no back tag areas. There are currently 48 other states that do not require the wearing of back tags.
2011-12 S.6993/A.9806 Passed Senate/Referred to Environmental Conservation
This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 90--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sens. GALLIVAN, LIBOUS, MAZIARZ, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation -- recommitted to the Committee on Environ- mental Conservation in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to elim- inating the requirement that hunters wear back tags during hunting season in the state THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 11-0705 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by section 21 of part R of chapter 58 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows: S 11-0705. Failure to carry license, tag or bowhunting and/or muzzle- loading privileges. 1. a. The holder of a license, tag, bowhunting privilege or muzzle- loading privilege defined in section 11-0701 of this title shall: (1) have such license, tag or privilege on the holder's person while exercising any privilege of that license stated in section 11-0701 of this title, or while assisting or accompanying a minor in hunting as provided in section 11-0929 of this article, and (2) shall exhibit it on demand to any police officer, peace officer or owner, lessee or person in control of the lands or waters or the desig- nees of the owner, lessee or person in control of the lands or waters on which the license holder is present. 2.
[a. Holders of a hunting license while exercising the privileges of such license, shall have the back tag issued with their license attached to and displayed on the back of the outer garment between the shoulders in such manner that all figures are plainly visible at all times.Failure of a licensee to have the holder's license, tag or license with bowhunting and/or muzzle-loading privilege included, on the hold- er's person while hunting, fishing or trapping, is presumptive evidence that the holder is hunting, fishing or trapping, as the case may be, without holding the license, tag or license and bowhunting or muzzle- loading privilege required by subdivision 6 of section 11-0703 of this title. S 2. This act shall take effect on the same date and in the same manner as section 21 of part R of chapter 58 of the laws of 2013, takes effect.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01947-02-4 S. 90--A 2
b. The license tag for the current year only shall be displayed. c. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs a and b of this subdi- vision, a license holder shall not be required to display such license tag in the Northern Zone or the Catskill Park. 3.]