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S08644 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
            Cal. No. 645
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 26, 2024
        Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
          -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second
          report, amended on second report, ordered to a third reading,  and  to
          be  reprinted  as  amended,  retaining its place in the order of third

        AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to elec-
          tronic identification of hunting license holders and  the  tagging  of
          deer and bears
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subparagraph 1 of paragraph a of subdivision 1, subdivision
     2  2 and subdivision 3 of section 11-0705 of the environmental conservation
     3  law, as amended by section 21 of part R of chapter 58  of  the  laws  of
     4  2013, are amended to read as follows:
     5    (1)  have  such license, tag or privilege on the holder's person in an
     6  electronic or other acceptable format  pursuant  to  regulations,  while
     7  exercising  any  privilege  of that license stated in section 11-0701 of
     8  this title, or while assisting or accompanying a  minor  in  hunting  as
     9  provided in section 11-0929 of this article, and
    10    2. [a. Holders of a hunting license while exercising the privileges of
    11  such license, shall have the back tag issued with their license attached
    12  to  and displayed on the back of the outer garment between the shoulders
    13  in such manner that all figures are plainly visible at all times.
    14    b. The license tag for the current year only shall be displayed.
    15    c. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs a and b of this subdi-
    16  vision, a license holder shall not be required to display  such  license
    17  tag in the Northern Zone or the Catskill Park.
    18    3.] Failure of a licensee to have the holder's license, tag or license
    19  with  bowhunting  and/or muzzle-loading privilege included, on the hold-
    20  er's person in an electronic or  other  acceptable  format  pursuant  to
    21  regulations, while hunting, fishing or trapping, is presumptive evidence
    22  that  the  holder  is  hunting, fishing or trapping, as the case may be,
    23  without holding the license, tag or license and  bowhunting  or  muzzle-
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        S. 8644--A                          2
     1  loading  privilege  required by subdivision 6 of section 11-0703 of this
     2  title.
     3    §  2.  Paragraphs  a  and b of subdivision 1 of section 11-0911 of the
     4  environmental conservation law, as added by section 8 of part D of chap-
     5  ter 61 of the laws of 2000, are amended to read as follows:
     6    a. When a wild deer is taken the taker  shall  immediately  fill  [in,
     7  using  ink,  ball point pen or indelible pencil, the deer tags issued to
     8  the taker] out the deer tag in an electronic or other acceptable  format
     9  as  provided  in  regulations  of the department. [The taker shall imme-
    10  diately cut out or mark the month and date of kill on the tag and  shall
    11  attach  it  to the deer, except that it need not be attached to the deer
    12  while it is being dragged or physically carried by the taker to  a  camp
    13  or  point  where  other  transportation  is  available.] The taker shall
    14  report details of the location and date of harvest and data on the  deer
    15  as required by regulation.
    16    b. When a bear is taken, the taker shall immediately fill out the bear
    17  tag  [issued  to  taker]  in an electronic or other acceptable format as
    18  provided in regulations  of  the  department.  The  taker  shall  report
    19  details  of  the  location  and  date of harvest and data on the bear as
    20  required by regulation.
    21    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately; provided,  however,  that
    22  section two of this act shall take effect August 1, 2025.
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