New York: 2023 Legislative Session Adjourns

Last Saturday, June 10, the New York 2023 General Assembly adjourned, but the Assembly is expected to return to Albany to complete some unfinished work later this month.

This year, the Sportsmen’s Alliance reported on two bills of serious concern to sportsmen, Assembly Bill 2084A and Senate Bill 4099. Both bills passed their house of origin but have since failed to advance for the 2023 legislative session. Sportsmen still need to stay on their toes as these bills will carry over into the 2024 legislative session.

A2084A / S4976A prohibits the use of lead ammunition for hunting on wildlife management areas, state forests, forest preserves, state parks, or any other state-owned land that is open for hunting.

S4099 / A2917 is aimed at banning coyote contests but is written to ban any competition where the goal is to take wildlife for a prize or entertainment. The bill did include exemptions for field trials and other canine performance events, as well as contests for deer, turkey, or bear.

Even though the 2023 legislative session is over, the Sportsmen’s Alliance will continue to monitor activities when the Assembly returns to Albany and around the Empire State as you never know when issues that sportsmen need to be aware of may arise.

You can view the bills the Sportsmen’s Alliance was monitoring during the legislative session on our legislative map. Please share this message with your family and friends as sportsmen throughout New York must continue to stay actively involved to defend our hunting, fishing, and trapping heritage for present and future generations to enjoy.

About the Sportsmen’s Alliance: The Sportsmen’s Alliance protects and defends America’s wildlife conservation programs and the pursuits – hunting, fishing and trapping – that generate the money to pay for them. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation is responsible for public education, legal defense and research. Its mission is accomplished through several distinct programs coordinated to provide the most complete defense capability possible. Stay connected to Sportsmen’s Alliance: Online, FacebookTwitter and Instagram.