A03550 Summary:

BILL NOA03550
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORStirpe
 
COSPNSRButtenschon, Manktelow
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §§11-0701, 11-0703 & 11-0901, En Con L
 
Allows persons over the age of sixty-two, persons over the age of fourteen and physically disabled, or both to hunt with crossbows during a special longbow hunting season.
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A03550 Actions:

BILL NOA03550
 
01/27/2021referred to environmental conservation
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A03550 Committee Votes:

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A03550 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A03550 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A3550
 
SPONSOR: Stirpe
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to allowing for the hunting with crossbows by certain people during a special longbow hunting season   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To allow people who are 62 years or older, or physically disabled to a degree determined by the DEC commissioner, to use a crossbow in the designated longbow season.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 - Section 11-0701 of the environmental conservation law is amended to give a special crossbow privilege to someone who is 62 year or older or has a physical disability. Section 2 - States no person shall hunt wild deer or bear with a cross- bow in bow season unless they have a special privilege. Section 3 - Persons engaged in hunting bear or deer with a crossbow during the special longbow season but not during the special muzzle loading firearm season or regular season must possess a current special crossbow privilege. Section 4 - effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: As sportsmen grown older, they find it harder and harder to draw a bow. The crossbow allows senior citizens and those who are physically disa- bled to be a part of the bow hunting season by using a crossbow during such season.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2017-2018: A.8721 referred to environmental conservation 2019-2020: A527 referred to environmental conservation   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A03550 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          3550
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 27, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M. of A. STIRPE, BUTTENSCHON, MANKTELOW -- read once and
          referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
 
        AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
          allowing  for  the  hunting  with crossbows by certain people during a
          special longbow hunting season

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Section  11-0701 of the environmental conservation law is
     2  amended by adding a new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
     3    10. A special crossbow privilege when included on  a  hunting  license
     4  entitles a holder who is sixty-two years of age or older, fourteen years
     5  of  age  or  older  and physically disabled to a certain degree, as such
     6  term is defined by regulation, or both to hunt wild deer and bear with a
     7  crossbow, as provided in title 9 of this article, in a special long  bow
     8  season as if they were hunting with a longbow and a bowhunting privilege
     9  on  a  hunting  license  issued under subdivision 3 of this section. The
    10  special crossbow privilege for those under the age of eighteen shall  be
    11  subject to the same provisions of section 11-0929 and section 11-0713 of
    12  this article based on their age as if it was a bowhunting privilege.
    13    §  2.  Paragraph b of subdivision 6 of section 11-0703 of the environ-
    14  mental conservation law, as amended by section 2 of part R of chapter 58
    15  of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
    16    b. Except as provided in section 11-0707 and section 11-0709  of  this
    17  title,  no  person  shall  (1) hunt wild deer or bear unless such person
    18  holds and is entitled to exercise the privileges of a  hunting  license,
    19  and  meets  the requirements of this article; (2) hunt wild deer or bear
    20  with a longbow or crossbow in  a  special  longbow  season  unless  such
    21  person  holds  and  is  entitled to exercise the privileges of a hunting
    22  license with a bowhunting privilege or  a  special  crossbow  privilege,
    23  respectively,  and  meets  the requirements of this article; or (3) hunt
    24  wild deer or bear with a muzzle-loading firearm  in  a  special  muzzle-
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07146-01-1

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     1  loading firearm season unless such person is at least fourteen years old
     2  and  holds  a  hunting license with a muzzle-loading privilege and meets
     3  the requirements of this article.
     4    §  3. Subdivision 13 of section 11-0901 of the environmental conserva-
     5  tion law, as amended by section 23 of part R of chapter 58 of  the  laws
     6  of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
     7    13.  Persons  engaged  in hunting deer and/or bear with a longbow must
     8  possess a current bowhunting privilege or a valid certificate of  quali-
     9  fication  in  responsible  bowhunting practices issued or honored by the
    10  department.  Persons engaged in hunting deer and/or bear with a crossbow
    11  during the special longbow season but not  during  the  special  muzzle-
    12  loading  firearm season or regular season must possess a current special
    13  crossbow privilege.
    14    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
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