Bill Text: NY A05352 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Provides for the issuance of free hunting, fishing and trapping licenses to persons who are active or reserve members of the armed forces or the organized militia, and to honorably discharged veterans thereof who have ten or more years of military service.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 6-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-06 - held for consideration in environmental conservation [A05352 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05352-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          5352
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 11, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by M. of A. DiPIETRO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Environmental Conservation
        AN  ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to free
          hunting, fishing and trapping licenses to persons who  are  active  or
          reserve  duty  members  of  the Unites States armed services or of the
          organized militia, and to certain veterans thereof
          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 a
    14  force of the organized militia [of the state of New York] as defined  by
    15  section  one of the military law, or the reserve components of the armed
    16  forces of the United States,  and  excluding  members  of  the  inactive
    17  national guard and individual ready reserve, is entitled to receive free
    18  of  charge a fishing license, a hunting license, and a trapping license;
    19  a person, having ten or more years of military  service,  who  has  been
    20  honorably discharged from active or reserve service in the United States
    21  armed  forces,  or  from  a force of the organized militia as defined in
    22  section one of the military law, excluding the inactive  national  guard
    23  and  individual  ready  reserve, is entitled to receive free of charge a
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02954-01-9

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     1  fishing license, a hunting license, and a trapping license; and a  resi-
     2  dent  who  is  blind  is  entitled  to receive a fishing license free of
     3  charge. For the purposes of this subdivision a person is blind  only  if
     4  either:  (a)  his or her central visual acuity does not exceed 20/200 in
     5  the better eye with correcting lenses, or (b) his or her  visual  acuity
     6  is  greater  than 20/200 but is accompanied by a limitation of the field
     7  of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends  an
     8  angle no greater than 20 degrees.
     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  a  fishing license, a trapping license, and a hunting
    12  license, at a cost of five dollars for each license.
    13    A resident in the state for a period of thirty days immediately  prior
    14  to  the date of application who has attained the age of seventy is enti-
    15  tled to receive free of charge a bowhunting privilege and a muzzle-load-
    16  ing privilege.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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