Â Â A debate on a bill to prohibit “canned shoots” in theÂ Assembly this evening drew a testy exchange betweenÂ Sponsor Deborah Glick, D-Manhattan, and Assemblyman Greg Ball, R-Patterson, Putnam County. Ball was one of several lawmakers who challenged the legislation, saying it could put deer and elk farmers who allow hunting on their land out of business.
Â Â Glick, who is in her ninth term in the Assembly, told Ball, a freshman lawmaker,Â that he needed to let her answer his questions and not interrupt. “Well, Mr. Ball, we have rules of the house and you may not be aware of them,” she said.
Â Â Ball complained that he had asked a “yes or no” question, and Glick was not giving a direct “yes or no” answer.
Â Â “No, no, no, no, no. You don’t understand. I can respond however I choose to,” Glick said.
Â Â Speaker Pro Tempore Aurelia Greene, D-Bronx, agreed with Glick, and asked that Ball and Glick “be patient with one another.”
Â Â Ball said he hadn’t meant to upset Glick.
Â Â The bill would prohibit killing, shooting, maiming or injuring of certain intentionally confined animals for sport or amusement or the taking of a trophy.