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NY Pending Bills on Firearms and Wildlife!

Jack Danchak
Posted 3/18/22

Here are just some bills that will be voted on by the NY Assembly and Senate during this year's legislative sessions:

Firearms:

S4946 - Requires owners of firearms to obtain liability insurance …

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NY Pending Bills on Firearms and Wildlife!

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Here are just some bills that will be voted on by the NY Assembly and Senate during this year's legislative sessions:

Firearms:

  • S4946 - Requires owners of firearms to obtain liability insurance in an amount not less than $1 million.
  • A9139/S1235 - Establishes a 10-day waiting period for the purchase of any firearm.
  • S7066/A00581 - Requires proof of liability insurance prior to issuing a license to carry a firearm.
  • A2601 - Prohibits firearms as prizes in any game of chance.
  • A8262 - Requires individuals to complete a 5-hour firearm, rifle, and shotgun safety course before purchasing a firearm, rifle, shotgun, or ammunition.
  • S2693 - Relates to removing the maximum age limit for firearms instruction exemptions.
  • S5058/A5728 - Prohibits the use of lead ammunition in the taking of Wildlife on state owned land and on land contributing surface water to the New York City water supply.
  • S6510/A7785 - Allows Southern Zone counties to opt out of the late bow and muzzleloader Holiday Hunt season.
  • SO7747/A01299 - Allows Junior archery hunters and archers over 55 to hunt with a crossbow through the entire archery season, hunters between the ages of 16 and 54 with disabilities could hunt with a crossbow with a physician's permission.
  • A4942/S5442 - Would require schools to offer hunting, fishing and outdoor education upon the request of 10 or more students.
  • A201 - Protects landowners who permits recreational uses of their land.

When and how these and other legislative items advance remains to be seen. This is just a few of the hundreds of pieces of legislation that could affect New York's sporting community, if passed.

One has to wonder why so many hunters and gun owners are moving from New York to friendlier gun-minded States.

Board Rejects Ban on Coyote Contests!

Nevada state regulatory board has narrowly voted against banning coyote contests that give cash or other awards to hunters for killing coyotes.

The regulation was rejected by the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commission on a five to four vote. It would have prohibited organizing, promoting, or participating in contests or other competitions to capture or kill coyotes or other predatory or furbearing animals.

Commissioner Tom Barnes said to the board "What are we regulating? The hunters really are not doing anything illegal."

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  • timmanzolillo

    Thank you Jack Danchak for keeping us informed!

    Saturday, March 19 Report this