April 16, 2004
The following bills will be up for discussion on the Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee on April 20, 2004 in Room 623 LOB at 12 Noon.
Several of these are bills that we have been following and we need to be sure that the committee members are aware of the position we have on these particular bills.
A465 Cook (MS) Environmental Conservation Law TITLE....Prohibits any person whose license to hunt, fish, trap, or guide has been suspended or revoked in any U.S. jurisdiction or Canada from getting a N.Y. license THE NYSCC SUPPORTS
A 2684-B Tonko Same as S 905-B MARCELLINO Environmental Conservation Law TITLE....Prohibits the possession, sale, barter, transfer, exchange and import of wild animals as pets
THE NYSCC SUPPORTS
A6412 DiNapoli Environmental Conservation Law TITLE....Lowers the level of intoxication required to be considered to be hunting while intoxicated from .10 to .08 THE NYSCC OPPOSES (all activities should be grouped together with a level that is the same.)
*****A 10052 DiNapoli Same as S 6878 KUHL Environmental Conservation Law TITLE....Requires every person hunting for big game to wear a minimum total of four hundred square inches of solid or patterned fluorescent orange THE NYSCC OPPOSES (Please see attached memo of opposition)
**** A 10188-A Stringer Same as Uni. S 6446-A PADAVAN Environmental Conservation Law
TITLE....Extends the prohibition on canned shoots of non-native big game mammals to additional conditions THE NYSCC OPPOSES (Please see attached memo of opposition)
A10818 Rules (DiNapoli) Environmental Conservation Law TITLE....Creates a voluntary contribution mechanism on all hunting and fishing licenses to allow monies to be deposited in the venison donation account
THE NYSCC CURRENTLY IS REVIEWING
PLEASE SEE ENCLOSED LISTING OF ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION COMMITTEE
As well we have received word that Assemblywoman Deborah Glick will be hosting a press conference on April 20th in the press office at the Legislative Office Building in Albany. The purpose of the press conference is to promote her prohibition on wildlife contest bill
A 7985 Rules (Glick) Same as S 4174 MARCELLINO Environmental Conservation Law TITLE....Makes contests and competitions to take wildlife unlawful THE NYSCC OPPOSES