Bill Text: NY A03701 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to the right to hunt, trap and fish; provides for regulation by the state.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 7-3)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-02-14 - opinion referred to judiciary [A03701 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A03701-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          3701
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 30, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by M. of A. GUNTHER, STECK, COOK, PALMESANO, GIGLIO, BARCLAY,
          MONTESANO,  BRABENEC -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. HAWLEY, STEC --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
                    CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
        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.
                                                                   LBD89003-01-9
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