A09424 Summary:

BILL NOA09424
 
SAME ASSAME AS S08737
 
SPONSORSmullen
 
COSPNSRGiglio JM, Tague, Brown K, Byrnes, Palmesano, Jensen, Manktelow, Maher, McDonough, Lemondes, Brabenec, DiPietro, Giglio JA, Hawley, DeStefano, Angelino, Brown E
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add §11-0936, En Con L
 
Allows a person who is at least ten years of age to hunt small game, fowl, deer or bear during applicable seasons without obtaining a hunting license or hunter's education course certification and to possess or control a firearm if the person is within arm's reach of a qualified hunting mentor.
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A09424 Actions:

BILL NOA09424
 
03/14/2024referred to environmental conservation
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A09424 Committee Votes:

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A09424 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A09424 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9424
 
SPONSOR: Smullen
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to establishing a hunting mentorship program   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Creates a hunting mentorship program to allow qualified hunters to introduce prospective hunters to the tradition of safe and responsible hunting.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends the Environmental Conservation Law to define a "quali- fied hunting mentor" as a person who is twenty-one years of age or older and holds both a valid certificate of completion of a hunters' education course and a current valid hunting license. States that a mentor must be a parent or guardian of the apprentice unless the apprentice is a person who is at least twenty-one years of age or older. Defines a person who would be able to be an apprentice as being at least ten years of age without a hunting license or hunters' education course certification. Allows an apprentice to possess or control a firearm, bow, or crossbow if the qualified hunting mentor is within arms' reach of the apprentice. States that an apprentice may only possess one firearm, bow, or crossbow jointly with their mentor while hunting. Specifies that a qualified hunting mentor may only hunt with one apprentice on any hunting trip. Section 2. Provides the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: As the number of hunters in New York has significantly declined, we must find new ways of connecting interested people with experienced hunters. Apprenticeship programs can be an effective way to teach new hunters safe, ethical, and responsible hunting practices. Many other states have successful apprenticeship programs for hunting that help maintain a culture of safety and respect for the environment. New York should follow these states to help create the next generation of hunters.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: To be. determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A09424 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          9424
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     March 14, 2024
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. SMULLEN -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Environmental Conservation
 
        AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
          establishing a hunting mentorship program
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by  adding  a
     2  new section 11-0936 to read as follows:
     3  § 11-0936. Hunting mentorship program.
     4    1.  As  used  in  this section, "qualified hunting mentor" or "mentor"
     5  means a person who satisfies all of the following requirements:
     6    (a) the person is twenty-one years of age or older;
     7    (b) the person holds both a valid certificate of completion of a hunt-
     8  ers' education course and a current valid hunting license;
     9    (c) the person is the parent or guardian of the person for  whom  they
    10  are  serving  as  a mentor or is authorized by the parent or guardian to
    11  serve as a mentor; provided that this requirement does not  apply  to  a
    12  person  serving  as a mentor for a person who is twenty-one years of age
    13  or older; and
    14    (d) at all times when serving  as  a  qualified  hunting  mentor,  the
    15  person  is within arm's reach of the person for whom they are serving as
    16  a mentor.
    17    2. A person who is at least ten years of  age  may  hunt  small  game,
    18  fowl,  deer  or  bear  in  this  state during applicable seasons without
    19  obtaining a hunting license or hunter's education  course  certification
    20  and  may,  while  hunting,  possess or control a firearm if at all times
    21  when hunting, the person is within arm's reach of  a  qualified  hunting
    22  mentor.
    23    3. A person who is authorized to hunt with a mentor under this section
    24  and  a mentor under this section with whom that person hunts may jointly
    25  have only one firearm, only one bow, or, if  hunting  with  a  crossbow,
    26  only one crossbow in their possession or control while hunting.
    27    4. A qualified hunting mentor may serve as a mentor under this section
    28  for only one person at a time on any hunting trip.
    29    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD14550-01-4
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A09424 LFIN:

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A09424 Chamber Video/Transcript:

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