N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law Section 71-0919
Punishment of violations of Fish and Wildlife Law


Any person who violates any provision of the Fish and Wildlife Law or any lawful order, rule or regulation of the department promulgated pursuant thereto or the terms of any permit issued thereunder, and any person, including a public officer, who fails to perform any duty thereby imposed on him:


In the case of offenses specified in § 71-0921 (Misdemeanors)section 71-0921 of this chapter, is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable as provided in that section, and


In the case of any other offense, is guilty of a violation, punishable as provided in § 71-0923 (Violations)section 71-0923 of this chapter, and


In addition thereto is liable in either case to the penalties provided in the schedule set forth in section 71-0925 or provided elsewhere in this chapter; and


In the cases provided in sections 11-0719 and 11-2115, is liable to revocation of licenses to hunt, fish or trap or for bowhunting privilege or muzzle-loading privilege, disqualification for such licenses and/or for bowhunting privilege or muzzle-loading privilege and denial of the ability to obtain any hunting, fishing or trapping license and bowhunting privilege and muzzle-loading privilege, as provided in those sections; and


In the case of violations for which such forfeiture or revocation is provided, is subject to revocation or forfeiture of other licenses issued pursuant to the Fish and Wildlife Law; and


In the cases provided in section 71-0909, is liable to forfeiture and confiscation of property involved in such violations, as provided in that section.


In the case of having a license privilege revoked or suspended by a participating state in the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact enacted under title twenty-five of article 11 (Fish and Wildlife)article eleven of this chapter, the violation and subsequent revocation or suspension in the participating state shall constitute the basis for revocation or suspension in this state for the same privileges and period of time.

Source: Section 71-0919 — Punishment of violations of Fish and Wildlife Law, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ENV/71-0919 (updated Nov. 22, 2019; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

Jun. 22, 2024

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Nov. 22, 2019

§ 71-0919’s source at nysenate​.gov

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