Full Statute Name:  McKinney's Consolidated Laws of New York Annotated. Environmental Conservation Law. Chapter 43-B. Of the Consolidated Laws. Article 11. Fish and Wildlife. Title 19. Propagation; Shooting Preserves; Farm Fish Ponds; Fishing Preserves. § 11-1906. On-line shoots prohibited

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Primary Citation:  McKinney's E. C. L. § 11-1906 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  March, 2018 Alternate Citation:  NY ENVIR CONSER § 11-1906 Date Adopted:  2005
Summary:

Under this New York law, no person, firm, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, association or other business entity shall (1) own or operate a shooting range or gallery located in this state for purposes of the on-line shooting or spearing of targets or animals; or (2) create, maintain or utilize a website via the internet, or a service or business via any other means, from any location within this state for purposes of the on-line shooting or spearing of targets or animals. Per McKinney's ECL § 71-0923, a violation of section 11-1906 is punishable by a fine of not more than two thousand five hundred dollars.

1. No person, firm, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, association or other business entity shall:

a. own or operate a shooting range or gallery located in this state for purposes of the on-line shooting or spearing of targets or animals; or

b. create, maintain or utilize a website via the internet, or a service or business via any other means, from any location within this state for purposes of the on-line shooting or spearing of targets or animals.

2. For purposes of this section:

a. “on-line shooting or spearing” shall mean the firing of a hunting instrument from a remote location by using a computer, a website via the internet or a service or business via any other means, and any combination of cameras, viewers and sites, or any other devices or controls, to operate such hunting instrument, regardless of whether such operation is live-action, in real-time or delayed;

b. “hunting instrument” shall mean any type of firearm, bow and arrow or mechanically propelled single or multiple pronged pike, blade, or harpoon;

c. “shooting” shall mean the discharge of any type of firearm or bow and arrow;

d. “spearing” shall mean the use of any mechanically propelled single or multiple pronged pike, blade, or harpoon; and

e. “shooting range or gallery” shall mean any place equipped with targets, animals or both, where a hunting instrument is fired.

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(Added L.2005, c. 653, § 1, eff. Sept. 16, 2005.)

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