I’ve seen a lot of nonsense over the years on how legislation moves in Albany, but this is a new one.
State budget bills are supposed to only include appropriations. Governor Cuomo tried including a proposal to drop the age to 12 to hunt wildlife with a gun in EnCon bill A-3008C/S-2508C. That was removed when the bill was amended last week. What passed in a different bill A-3005C/S-2505C was a 2-year pilot program for 12 year olds to hunt deer only with a gun north of Westchester. They stuck that under criminal justice and public safety of all places. Never saw that before.