Bill Text: NY A04538 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Relates to the issuance of deer management permits for certain service-connected disabled veterans.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-1)

Status: (Passed) 2018-12-28 - signed chap.463 [A04538 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-A04538-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 2, 2017
        Introduced  by  M. of A. ORTIZ, GUNTHER, COLTON, WEPRIN, HOOPER, COOK --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs -- recom-
          mitted to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs in accordance with Assem-
          bly Rule 3, sec. 2 --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
        AN  ACT  to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
          issuance of deer  management  permits  for  certain  service-connected
          disabled veterans
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraph b of subdivision 1  of  section  11-0913  of  the
     2  environmental  conservation  law,  as amended by section 46 of part F of
     3  chapter 82 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows:
     4    b. In the issuance of permits, the department may give  preference  to
     5  resident  license  holders  and may give preference to service-connected
     6  disabled veterans having 40 percent or greater  service-connected  disa-
     7  bility  as  evidenced  by  a  compensation rating from the United States
     8  Department of Veterans  Affairs  or  the  United  States  Department  of
     9  Defense  who shall only have to provide proof of service-connected disa-
    10  bility at the time of initial issuance of the permit, and to the  appli-
    11  cations  of  groups  which  include  a person or the spouse of a person,
    12  provided that such spouse lives in the same household, who owns at least
    13  50 acres of land in one parcel in the specified area.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
    15  have  become  a  law; provided, however, that effective immediately, the
    16  addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule  or  regulation  necessary
    17  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized
    18  and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.