Bill Text: NY A04909 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires the commissioner of environmental conservation to promote education in hunting, fishing and outdoor education in high school physical education courses.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 14-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-01-08 - referred to environmental conservation [A04909 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A04909-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 5, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BARCLAY,  BRABENEC, CROUCH, DiPIETRO, FINCH,
          Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A. DeSTEFANO, HAWLEY -- read once and
          referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
        AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to hunt-
          ing, fishing and outdoor education in high school  physical  education
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision  1  of  section  3-0301  of  the  environmental
     2  conservation  law  is  amended  by  adding a new paragraph aa to read as
     3  follows:
     4    aa. Disseminate information relating to hunting, fishing  and  outdoor
     5  education,  in  consultation  with  the  board  of  regents,  to promote
     6  instruction in physical education courses for grades nine through twelve
     7  in hunting,  fishing  and  outdoor  education.  Such  instruction  shall
     8  include information on the:
     9    (1) various hunting and fishing seasons;
    10    (2) species that can be sought;
    11    (3)   the  necessary  materials  for  obtaining  hunting  and  fishing
    12  licenses;
    13    (4) outdoor opportunities for recreation and exercise purposes; and
    14    (5) history and benefits of hunting and fishing in this state's devel-
    15  opment;
    16    § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July  next  succeeding
    17  the  date  on  which it shall have become a law; provided, however, that
    18  effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule
    19  or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effec-
    20  tive date are authorized and directed to be made  and  completed  on  or
    21  before such effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.