Bill Text: NY A05833 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Provides for free hunting, fishing and trapping licenses to residents of the state who are active duty members of the U.S. armed forces regardless of where such person is stationed.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 26-3)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-06 - held for consideration in environmental conservation [A05833 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05833-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          5833
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 19, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. GIGLIO, ASHBY, HAWLEY, NORRIS, STEC, BRABENEC,
          LAWRENCE, PALMESANO, TAGUE, CROUCH, McDONOUGH, RAIA, WALCZYK, DeSTEFA-
          NO, B. MILLER, REILLY, GOODELL, MORINELLO, SMULLEN --  Multi-Sponsored
          by  -- M. of A. LIFTON, PEOPLES-STOKES, SAYEGH, WALSH -- read once and
          referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
        AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to  free
          hunting,  fishing  and  trapping  licenses  to state residents who are
          active duty members of the United States armed services
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of  section  11-0715 of the environmental
     2  conservation law, as amended by section 4 of part R of chapter 58 of the
     3  laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
     4    2. A member of the Shinnecock tribe  or  the  Poospatuck  tribe  or  a
     5  member  of the six nations, residing on any reservation wholly or partly
     6  within the state, is entitled  to  receive  free  of  charge  a  fishing
     7  license,  a  hunting  license,  a  muzzle-loading  privilege, a trapping
     8  license, and a bowhunting privilege; a resident of the state  who  is  a
     9  member  of the United States armed forces in active service [who is not]
    10  regardless of where he or she is stationed [within the state and has not
    11  been herein longer than thirty days on leave or furlough],  is  entitled
    12  to  receive  free  of charge a fishing license, a hunting license, and a
    13  trapping license; a resident of the state who is an active member of the
    14  organized militia of the state of New York as defined by section one  of
    15  the  military  law, or the reserve components of the armed forces of the
    16  United States, and excluding members of the inactive national guard  and
    17  individual  ready reserve, is entitled to receive free of charge a fish-
    18  ing license, a hunting license, and a trapping license; and  a  resident
    19  who  is  blind  is entitled to receive a fishing license free of charge.
    20  For the purposes of this subdivision a person is blind only  if  either:
    21  (a)  his  or  her  central  visual  acuity does not exceed 20/200 in the
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06892-01-9

        A. 5833                             2
     1  better eye with correcting lenses, or (b) his or her  visual  acuity  is
     2  greater  than  20/200 but is accompanied by a limitation of the field of
     3  vision such that the widest diameter of the  visual  field  subtends  an
     4  angle no greater than 20 degrees.
     5    A  resident in the state for a period of thirty days immediately prior
     6  to the date of application who has attained the age of seventy is  enti-
     7  tled  to  receive  a  fishing license, a trapping license, and a hunting
     8  license, at a cost of five dollars for each license.
     9    A resident in the state for a period of thirty days immediately  prior
    10  to  the date of application who has attained the age of seventy is enti-
    11  tled to receive free of charge a bowhunting privilege and a muzzle-load-
    12  ing privilege.
    13    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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