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A03348 Summary:

COSPNSRSteck, Cook, Palmesano, Giglio JM, Barclay, Brabenec, Lemondes, Norris
Ren Art 20 to be Art 21, add Art 20 §1, Constn
Relates to the right to hunt, trap and fish; provides for regulation by the state.
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A03348 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 2, 2023
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. GUNTHER, STECK, COOK, PALMESANO, J. M. GIGLIO,
          BARCLAY, BRABENEC, LEMONDES, NORRIS -- read once and referred  to  the
          Committee on Environmental Conservation
        proposing  an amendment to the constitution, in relation to the right to
          hunt, trap and fish

     1    Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That  article  20  of  the
     2  constitution  be  renumbered article 21 and a new article 20 be added to
     3  read as follows:
     4                                 ARTICLE XX
     5                        Right to Hunt, Trap and Fish
     6    Section 1.   Hunting, trapping, and fishing and  the  taking  of  wild
     7  animals,  birds  and  fish are a valued part of our heritage and will be
     8  forever preserved for the people. Fish and wildlife shall be managed  by
     9  state  laws  and  regulations  that provide   persons with the continued
    10  opportunity to take, by traditional means and  methods,  species  tradi-
    11  tionally  pursued  by  hunters,  anglers and trappers. Fish and wildlife
    12  management, including taking, shall be consistent with the state's  duty
    13  to  protect  this heritage and its duty to conserve wild animals, birds,
    14  and fish, and shall be subject to reasonable regulation as prescribed by
    15  state statute.
    16    § 2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment  be
    17  referred  to  the  first regular legislative session convening after the
    18  next succeeding general election of members of  the  Assembly,  and,  in
    19  conformity  with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution, be
    20  published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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