Bill S2364-2011

Relates to private trout and black bass hatcheries

Relates to private trout and black bass hatcheries.

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  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • Jan 19, 2011: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

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BILL NUMBER:S2364

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to private trout and black bass hatcheries

PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to authorize the sale of hatchery-raised trout and black bass for commercial purposes for consumption or resale.

EXISTING LAW: New York State law does not currently authorize the sale of hatchery-raised trout or black bass for commercial purposes for consumption or resale.

JUSTIFICATION: New York State law does not currently authorize the sale of hatchery-raised trout or black bass for commercial purposes for consumption or resale. Because of this, unlike many other states, hatchery-raised trout or black bass are not permitted to be sold to restaurants in New York State. Current law unnecessarily prohibits this business opportunity along with the jobs, tax revenue and other potential benefits which would come with it. This bill would remove this prohibition by providing that hatchery permits issued by the Department of Environmental Conservation would authorize the sale of hatchery-raised trout or black bass for commercial purposes for consumption or resale.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.3059 of 2009-10; S.7549 of 2008

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2364 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 19, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. SEWARD, BONACIC, DeFRANCISCO, LARKIN, O'MARA, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to private trout and black bass hatcheries THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 11-1909 of the environmental conservation law, subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 309 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows: S 11-1909. Private trout and black bass hatcheries. 1. The department in its discretion may issue to any person a hatchery permit, valid during the calendar year of issue, to propagate, raise and sell trout, INCLUDING SELLING TROUT FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES FOR CONSUMP- TION OR RESALE. The department shall establish by order regulations governing the identification AND TRANSPORTATION of trout raised under such a permit, OTHER THAN BY INDIVIDUAL TAGGING, which are offered for sale, sold or transported. 2. The department in its discretion may issue to any person a hatchery permit, valid during the calendar year of issue, to propagate, raise and sell black bass, INCLUDING SELLING BLACK BASS FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES FOR CONSUMPTION OR RESALE. The department shall establish by order, regulations governing the transportation of black bass raised under such a permit, OTHER THAN BY INDIVIDUAL TAGGING. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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