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A03696 Summary:

BILL NOA03696
 
SAME ASSAME AS S00941
 
SPONSORPalmesano (MS)
 
COSPNSRBarclay, Blankenbush, Finch, Giglio, Raia, Brabenec, Morinello, Walczyk, Norris, Hawley, Smullen, Lawrence, Reilly, Tague, Salka, LiPetri, Manktelow, Buttenschon
 
MLTSPNSRAshby, Byrnes, DiPietro, Englebright, Friend, Miller B, Sayegh, Walsh
 
Amd 3-0301, En Con L; amd 809-a, Ed L
 
Relates to hunting, fishing and outdoor education in high school physical education courses.
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A03696 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          3696
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 30, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M. of A. PALMESANO, BARCLAY, BLANKENBUSH, FINCH, GIGLIO,
          RAIA -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  ASHBY,  BRABENEC,  DiPIETRO,
          ENGLEBRIGHT,  FRIEND, B. MILLER, MORINELLO, NORRIS, WALSH -- read once
          and referred to the Committee on Education
 
        AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation  law  and  the  education
          law,  in  relation  to  hunting, fishing and outdoor education in high
          school physical education courses
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section  3-0301  of the environmental
     2  conservation law is amended by adding a new  paragraph  aa  to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    aa.  Disseminate  information relating to hunting, fishing and outdoor
     5  education, in  consultation  with  the  commissioner  of  education,  to
     6  promote  instruction  in  physical  education  courses  for  grades nine
     7  through twelve in hunting, fishing and outdoor education. Such  instruc-
     8  tion shall include information on the:
     9    (1) various hunting and fishing seasons;
    10    (2) species that can be sought;
    11    (3) necessary materials for obtaining hunting and fishing licenses;
    12    (4) outdoor opportunities for recreation and exercise purposes; and
    13    (5) history and benefits of hunting and fishing in this state's devel-
    14  opment.
    15    §  2. Section 809-a of the education law, as amended by chapter 442 of
    16  the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows:
    17    § 809-a. Instruction in the safe use of firearms and in the game laws;
    18  hunting, fishing and outdoor education.  1.    The  officer,  board,  or
    19  commission  authorized  or required to prescribe courses of instructions
    20  in any school under state control,  may  authorize  instructions  to  be
    21  given  in  the safe and proper use of firearms allowed by law to be used
    22  in the taking of wild game, and may also authorize  instructions  to  be
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05709-01-9

        A. 3696                             2
 
     1  given  in  the study of game laws and of proper hunting and conservation
     2  practices.  Such courses of instruction shall be approved  by  both  the
     3  [education] department and the department of environmental conservation.
     4    2.    Notwithstanding  any  other provision of law, a public secondary
     5  school shall, upon the request of ten or more students enrolled in  such
     6  school,  provide,  as  a  component  of such school's physical education
     7  course, instruction in hunting, fishing  and  outdoor  education,  which
     8  shall be consistent with the courses required by the department of envi-
     9  ronmental  conservation  for  license  applicants.  The commissioner, in
    10  consultation with the commissioner of the  department  of  environmental
    11  conservation,  shall establish a curriculum for the hunting, fishing and
    12  outdoor education course, which shall include, but not  be  limited  to,
    13  instruction on:
    14    (a) various hunting and fishing seasons;
    15    (b) species that can be sought;
    16    (c)   the  necessary  materials  for  obtaining  hunting  and  fishing
    17  licenses;
    18    (d) outdoor opportunities for recreation and exercise purposes; and
    19    (e) history and benefits of hunting and fishing in this state's devel-
    20  opment.
    21    § 3. This act shall take effect on the first of July  next  succeeding
    22  the date on which it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the
    23  addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation necessary
    24  for the implementation of this act on its effective date are  authorized
    25  to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
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