The LOHV League of Humane Voters of New York’s Memorandum of Support for A6519/S3327
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From The League of Humane Voters of NY (LOHV)

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The League of Humane Voters of NY (LOHV) has sent the following memo of support for a bill that would allow non-hunters to be on the NYS Conservation Fund Advisory Board. The New York State Conservation Fund Advisory Board (CFAB) was established by law to make recommendations to state agencies on state government plans, policies, and programs affecting fish and wildlife.
One of their duties is to “encourage public participation in fishing, hunting and trapping, and promote conservation and management of New York's natural resources”.

THEY OBVIOUSLY DON’T WANT NON-HUNTERS, NON-ANGLERS, AND NON-TRAPPERS to have any say about what they think of as THEIR WILDLIFE.

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MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT FOR A6519/S3327
A BILL TO NO LONGER REQUIRE INDIVIDUALS TO HAVE A VALID NEW YORK STATE HUNTING, FISHING, OR TRAPPING LICENSE TO BE APPOINTED TO THE CONSERVATION FUND ADVISORY BOARD

The environmental conservation law currently states that a person designated or appointed to the Conservation Fund Advisory Board must demonstrate “long-standing interest, knowledge, and experience in fish and wildlife management.” As the law is written, the appointee or designee can satisfy these requirements only if they have a valid New York hunting, fishing, or trapping license.

This law irrationally excludes a wide variety of highly qualified individuals merely because they lack such a license.

The Conservation Fund Advisory Board makes recommendations on government plans, policies, and programs affecting fish and wildlife. These broad and important goals can be achieved more effectively by making the holding of a fishing, hunting, or trapping license discretionary, thereby diversifying the board with members having equally substantial interest, knowledge, and experience not limited to fishing, hunting, and trapping.

THE LEAGUE OF HUMANE VOTERS® OF NEW YORK  STRONGLY SUPPORTS THIS BILL.

Sincerely,
William Sacrey
Legislative Director,
League of Humane Voters® of New York
[email protected]
Cell phone: 917-251-6633

Cc:

  • Assembly Member Shelley Mayer, Sponsor
  • Senator Tony Avella, Sponsor
  • Assembly Member Steve Englebright, Chair, Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee
  • Senator Thomas O’Mara, Chair, Senate Environmental Conservation Committee
  • Speaker Carl E. Heastie
  • Temporary President John J. Flanagan
  • Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey D. Klein

The Mission of the League of Humane Voters® (LOHV®) is to create, unite, and strengthen local political action committees, which work to enact animal-friendly legislation and elect candidates for public office who will use their votes and influence for animal protection.

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