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A00238 Summary:

BILL NOA00238
 
SAME ASSAME AS S01927
 
SPONSORGunther
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSRStec
 
 
Imposes a moratorium on the prohibition of feeding white-tailed deer in Sullivan county.
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A00238 Actions:

BILL NOA00238
 
01/05/2017referred to environmental conservation
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A00238 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A238
 
SPONSOR: Gunther (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act establishing a moratorium on the prohibition of feeding white-tailed deer in Sullivan county   PURPOSE: To establish a moratorium on the prohibition of feeding white-tailed deer in Sullivan County.   SUMMARY OF PROVISION: This bill amends environmental conservation law to impose a moratorium on the prohibition of feeding white-tailed deer. The moratorium shall continue in existence until January 1, 2024 or until the legislature determines, through legislative action, that the white-tailed deer popu- lation in Sullivan County has increased in such an amount as to warrant the removal of such moratorium prior to January 1, 2024.   EXISTING LAW: Under existing law, section 11-0325 of the environmental conservation law, allows the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Depart- ment of Health or the Department of Agriculture and Markets to adopt measures or regulations it may deem necessary to prevent the spread of disease.   JUSTIFICATION: The white-tailed deer population in Sullivan County has been decimated by the recent severe winters, lack of sustenance and predatory animals such as the coyote and mountain lions. The feeding ban was imposed in New York without a clear and imminent threat to our deer population. Citizens are being ticketed and pulled into court for feeding other animals or birds which can attract deer to feed as well. Given the lack of a clear and imminent threat and the impossibility of controlling deer feeding or nesting patterns, the prohibition on feeding white-tailed deer only serves to reduce the already decimated deer population in Sullivan County.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2015-2016:A802 referred to Environmental Conservation 2013-2014:A1717 referred to Environmental Conservation 2011-2012:A645 referred to Environmental Conservation 2009-2010:A7103 referred to Environmental Conservation   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A00238 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                           238
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     January 5, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. GUNTHER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. STEC --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
 
        AN  ACT  establishing  a moratorium on the prohibition of feeding white-
          tailed deer in Sullivan county
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Notwithstanding  section  11-0325  of  the  environmental
     2  conservation law, or any other law, rule, or regulation to the contrary,
     3  in Sullivan county, a moratorium is imposed on the prohibition of  feed-
     4  ing  white-tailed deer. The moratorium shall continue in existence until
     5  January 1, 2024, or until the legislature determines,  through  legisla-
     6  tive  action,  that  the white-tailed deer population in Sullivan county
     7  has increased in such an amount as to warrant the removal of such  mora-
     8  torium prior to January 1, 2024.
     9    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02598-01-7
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