Authorizes an individual to angle for fish with up to three lines in freshwater until December 31, 2013.
Ayes (62): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espaillat, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Kruger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Oppenheimer, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to authorizing angling by a single individual with up to three lines in freshwater; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof
PURPOSE: This legislation would authorize an individual to angle for fish with up to 3 lines in freshwater.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends section 11-0103 of the Environmental Law to change the number of lines one person may operate from not more than three, with or without rod in freshwater.
This act shall expire and be deemed repealed December 31, 2013.
JUSTIFICATION: This new 3-rod rule is designed to favorably impact a fisherman's experience by increasing his probability of catching a fish. Catching a fish enhances angler satisfaction more than any other factor and is the prime determinant in deciding whether or not to make return visits to the fisheries of New York.
Return visits to the fishery are a boon to the local economies. Return trips mean more money spent locally for fuel, food, lodging, launches, parking, and rentals.
The 3-rod rule will not guarantee that people catch more fish; rather it will give them the potential to locate the fish a little easier. The small crewed boats, the 'weekend warrior', the recreationalist, the vacationer, the retired couple who have saved up for a boat and now have the time and health to use it will all benefit from this.
It does not mean they must use 3 rods, it will mean they can use 3 rods per person, whether they are operated from land or from a boat, if they so choose. New Jersey and Michigan both have a 3-rod rule, to which they have continued to see a favorable impact to their recreational fisherman.
In addition, the 3-rod rule will not exploit the fishery since exploitation is constrained by creel limits that would still be in effect.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: Same as S5453.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2462--B Cal. No. 106 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 21, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sens. LIBOUS, MAZIARZ, O'MARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ- mental Conservation -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading -- again amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to authorizing angling by a single individual with up to three lines in freshwater; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expi- ration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraph 2 of paragraph b of subdivision 12 of section 11-0103 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 215 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows: (2) one person may operate not more than two lines, with or without rod, EXCEPT THAT ONE PERSON MAY OPERATE UP TO THREE LINES IN FRESHWATER; S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed December 31, 2013.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07301-06-1