STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
February 1, 2021
Introduced by M. of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, COLTON, COOK, ZEBROWSKI, BENEDETTO,
L. ROSENTHAL, ABINANTI, McDONOUGH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
FITZPATRICK, GLICK -- read once and referred to the Committee on Envi-
AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to
prohibiting the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in the course of hunt-
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Section 11-0103 of the environmental conservation law is
2 amended by adding a new subdivision 33 to read as follows:
3 33. "Unmanned aerial vehicle" means any aircraft that is operated
4 without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on
5 the aircraft.
6 § 2. Section 11-0901 of the environmental conservation law is amended
7 by adding a new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
8 2-a. No person shall hunt or take wildlife with the aid of an unmanned
9 aerial vehicle.
10 § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.