Requires publication of laws relating to the control of invasive species.
Ayes (14): Grisanti, Johnson, LaValle, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, O'Mara, Young, Avella, Espaillat, Oppenheimer, Perkins, Serrano, Stewart-Cousins
Ayes (61): 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, 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 requiring publication of laws relating to the control of invasive species
PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to provide sportspersons with information on legislation intended to reduce the effects of invasive species and to prevent further invasions.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would require the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to include in their existing publications information on legislation affecting the eradication, suppression, reduction or management of invasive species.
JUSTIFICATION: Invasive species pose significant threats to ecosystems like wetlands, water bodies, forests, meadows and grasslands. These threats not only affect the environment, but can also affect human health and well-being. Therefore, helping prevent the introduction, spread and growth of invasive species is essential for the protection of New York's environment.
DEC already produces a syllabus that is available to persons who hold hunting, trapping and/or fishing licenses. By including information on legislation relating to invasive species, sportspersons would be able to help reduce the effects of invasive species by having an increased awareness of how to control invasive species that would ensure the continued enjoyment of the great outdoors for future generations.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect in 60 days.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6858 IN SENATE March 30, 2012 ___________Introduced by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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 requiring publication of laws relating to the control of invasive species THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 11-0323 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 84 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: S 11-0323. Publication of Fish and Wildlife Law. 1. The department shall compile and index each year after the adjourn- ment of the legislature the laws relating to fish and wildlife, AS WELL AS INVASIVE SPECIES (AS DEFINED IN SECTION 9-1703 OF THIS CHAPTER), as amended to date. Copies of the compilation shall be printed in pamphlet form of pocket size in the number for which the legislature may appro- priate funds. 2. The department shall also prepare a syllabus of such laws and information informing migratory game bird hunters where they can obtain information regarding open seasons and bag limits
[and], AND OF LAWS RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES (AS DEFINED IN SECTION 9-1703 OF THIS CHAP- TER). THE DEPARTMENT shall deliver copies OF SUCH SYLLABUS to county, city, town and village clerks in numbers sufficient for the furnishing of one copy to each person to whom a hunting, trapping or fishing license is issued. Each such licensee shall be entitled to one copy of such syllabus. S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13952-01-2