Bill S3709-2013

Makes permanent provisions for the registration requirements for recreational saltwater fishing

Makes permanent provisions for the registration requirements for recreational saltwater fishing.

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  • Mar 26, 2013: RECOMMIT, ENACTING CLAUSE STRICKEN
  • Feb 11, 2013: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

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BILL NUMBER:S3709

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend section 9 of part AA of chapter 60 of the laws of 2011 amending the environmental conservation law, relating to saltwater recreational fishing registrations, in relation to making permanent the registration requirements for recreational saltwater fishing

PURPOSE: To make permanent the provisions for the registration requirements for recreational saltwater fishing.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 9 of part AA of Chapter 60 of the Laws of 2011 amending the Environmental Conservation Law, relating to saltwater recreational fishing registrations is amended to remove the December 31, 2013 expiration date to make permanent the provisions for the registration requirements for recreational saltwater fishing.

JUSTIFICATION:In 2009, the State broke 300 years of tradition and imposed a new license and fee for recreational saltwater fishing. Section 9 of part AA of Chapter 60 of the Laws of 2011 placed a two-year moratorium on the State's license fees and established a free registration system for saltwater recreational fishing which is in compliance with the Federal Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act. It provided reciprocity for anglers licensed or registered in adjacent states who fish in New York's marine boundary waters. This moratorium is set to expire on December 31, 2013.

In order to stay in compliance with Federal law and not revert back to the unpopular recreational marine fishing license fee program established pursuant to section 6 of part LL of chapter 59 of the Laws of 2009, it is necessary to make permanent the recreational marine fishing registration program in New York State. The right to fish should be free.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013: New Legislation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 3709 A. 4838 2013-2014 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y February 11, 2013 ___________
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sens. ZELDIN, LAVALLE, MARTINS, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE, CURRAN, FITZPATRICK, GARBARINO, GRAF, LAVINE, LOSQUADRO, McDONOUGH, RA, RAIA, WEISENBERG -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. LUPINACCI -- read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend section 9 of part AA of chapter 60 of the laws of 2011 amending the environmental conservation law, relating to saltwater recreational fishing registrations, in relation to making permanent the registration requirements for recreational saltwater fishing THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 9 of part AA of chapter 60 of the laws of 2011 amending the environmental conservation law, relating to saltwater recreational fishing registrations, is amended to read as follows: S 9. This act shall take effect immediately [and shall expire and be deemed repealed December 31, 2013]. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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