Bill S4992-2013

Relates to authorizing angling by a single individual with up to three lines in freshwater

Relates to authorizing angling by a single individual with up to three lines in freshwater; and provides the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 10, 2013: SUBSTITUTED BY A7101
  • Jun 4, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 3, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 30, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.819
  • May 3, 2013: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Environmental Conservation - May 30, 2013
Ayes (8): Grisanti, LaValle, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, O'Mara, Young, Tkaczyk
Ayes W/R (2): Avella, Latimer
Nays (2): Espaillat, Serrano

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4992

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 455 of the laws of 2011 amending the environmental conservation law relating to authorizing angling by a single individual with up to three lines in freshwater, in relation to the effectiveness 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 Conservation 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 This act shall expire and be damned repealed December 31, 2015.

JUSTIFICATION:

This three-rod rule is designed to favorably impact the fishing experience by increasing the probability of catching a fish. Catching a fish enhances angler satisfaction more than any other factor and is the prime determinant in determining whether or not return visits are made to New York fisheries. Return visits to the fishery are a boon to local economies, resulting in more money spent locally for fuel, food, lodging, launches, parking, and rentals.

The 3-rod rule will not guarantee that people catch more fish, but it will increase the odds. 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 three rods, it will mean they can use three rods per person, whether they are operated from land or from a boat, if they so choose. New Jersey and Michigan both have a three-rod rule, from which they have continued to see a favorable impact to recreational fishing. In addition, the three-rod rule will not exploit the fishery since catch limits would remain in effect.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

Chapter 455 of the Laws of 2011.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Takes effect immediately upon enactment.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4992 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 3, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. LIBOUS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend chapter 455 of the laws of 2011 amending the environ- mental conservation law relating to authorizing angling by a single individual with up to three lines in freshwater, in relation to the effectiveness thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2 of chapter 455 of the laws of 2011 amending the environmental conservation law relating to authorizing angling by a single individual with up to three lines in freshwater, is amended to read as follows: S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed December 31, [2013] 2015. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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