A01274 Summary:

BILL NOA01274
 
SAME ASSAME AS S01598
 
SPONSORCrouch (MS)
 
COSPNSRBrabenec, Jones, Miller B, Palumbo, Stec, Stirpe, Woerner
 
MLTSPNSRBarclay, Walsh
 
Amd 11-0103, En Con L
 
Allows for the taking of Zenaida macroura, commonly known as the mourning dove, as a migratory bird.
Go to top    

A01274 Actions:

BILL NOA01274
 
01/14/2019referred to environmental conservation
Go to top

A01274 Committee Votes:

Go to top

A01274 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
Go to top

A01274 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A1274
 
SPONSOR: Crouch (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to including the mourning dove within the definition of "migra- tory game birds" and to allow for their taking   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Relates to including the mourning dove within the definition of "migra- tory game birds" and to allow for their taking   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Subparagraph 1 of paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0103 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 47 of the laws of 1976, is amended to read as follows: "Migratory game birds" means the Anatidae or waterfowl, commonly known as geese, brant, swans and river and sea ducks; the Rallidae, commonly known as rails, American coots, mud hens and gallinules; the Limicolae or shorebirds, commonly known as woodcock, snipe, plover, surfbirds, sandpipers, tatt- lers and curlews; the Corvidae, commonly known as jays, crows and magpies; the Zenaida macroura, commonly known as the mourning dove.   JUSTIFICATION: Currently the mourning dove is not classified as a migratory game bird and illegal to hunt in New York State. Mourning dove hunting ranked 8th in hunter participation back in 2011 with 1,271,000 dove hunters in the 41 dove hunting states which include the US territory of Puerto Rico; three Canadian providences (British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec), and throughout Central and South America. In the 1980s, Cornell researchers estimated New York's mourning dove population to be around 10 million birds. With the future land use changes that includes reduced till agriculture, and permaculture are likely to increase both the continental population and New York's popu- lation of mourning doves. Establishing the mourning dove within the definition of "migratory game birds" would make it consistent with the federal classification and allow NYS DEC to implement a mourning dove harvest strategy and hunting season for hunters to enjoy the full bene- fits of wildlife in New York State.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately, provided, however, that the commissioner of environmental conservation shall promulgate any rules and regulations necessary for the implementation of this act on or before such effective date.
Go to top

A01274 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1274
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 14, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  CROUCH, BRABENEC, JONES, B. MILLER, PALUMBO,
          STEC, STIRPE, WOERNER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  BARCLAY  --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
 
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
          including the mourning dove within the definition of  "migratory  game
          birds" and to allow for their taking
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subparagraph 1 of paragraph a of subdivision 2  of  section
     2  11-0103  of the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 47
     3  of the laws of 1976, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (1) "Migratory game birds" means the Anatidae or  waterfowl,  commonly
     5  known  as  geese,  brant,  swans  and river and sea ducks; the Rallidae,
     6  commonly known as rails, American coots, mud hens  and  gallinules;  the
     7  Limicolae  or  shorebirds,  commonly  known  as woodcock, snipe, plover,
     8  surfbirds, sandpipers, tattlers  and  curlews;  the  Corvidae,  commonly
     9  known  as  jays, crows and magpies; the Zenaida macroura, commonly known
    10  as the mourning dove.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect  immediately.  Effective  immediately,
    12  the  commissioner  of  environmental  conservation  shall promulgate any
    13  rules and regulations necessary for the implementation of this act on or
    14  before such effective date.
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02771-01-9
Go to top