HomeRegional StatewideBill that would Ban Hunting Competitions Passes NYS AssemblyBill that would Ban Hunting Competitions Passes NYS AssemblyWed, June 21, 2023 by Ed Vivenzio SHARE NOW pxhere A bill that would ban competitions to take wildlife has passed the New York State Assembly. The proposed legislation would make it illegal for any person to organize, sponsor, conduct, promote, or participate in any contest, competition, tournament, or derby where the objective is to take wildlife. Assemblyman John Lemondes spoke against the bill on the assembly floor. He said, “this bill is dangerous for many reasons. Again, the essence of it is another attack on second amendment rights and hunting rights in New York State.” The bill now needs to pass the senate and receive the governor’s signature to become law. Lemondes’ full remarks and the bill’s full text can be read below: Get the top stories on your radio 24/7 on Finger Lakes News Radio 96.3 and 1590, WAUB and 106.3 and 1240, WGVA, and on Finger Lakes Country, 96.1/96.9/101.9/1570 WFLR.