Bill S6988A-2013

Relates to extending the authority of the department of environmental conservation to manage fish

Relates to extending the authority of the department of environmental conservation to manage fish.

Details

Actions

  • Jul 11, 2014: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 2, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jun 2, 2014: passed assembly
  • May 29, 2014: ordered to third reading cal.733
  • May 29, 2014: substituted for a9434
  • May 20, 2014: referred to environmental conservation
  • May 20, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 20, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • May 19, 2014: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 14, 2014: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 13, 2014: 1ST REPORT CAL.633
  • May 6, 2014: PRINT NUMBER 6988A
  • May 6, 2014: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • Apr 11, 2014: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Meetings

Calendars

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Environmental Conservation - May 13, 2014
Ayes (12): Grisanti, Avella, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, O'Mara, Young, O'Brien, Espaillat, Serrano, Latimer, Tkaczyk
Nays (1): LaValle

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6988A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to extending the authority of the department of environmental conservation to manage fish

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

The purpose of this bill is to extend the Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) authority to regulate fish.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

This bill would extend DEC's regulatory authority for fish in State waters until December 31, 2016.

JUSTIFICATION:

ECL section 11-1303 authorizes DEC to set open seasons, size and catch limits and manner of taking of all species of fish, except marine fish. If this authority is not extended beyond the current sunset date of December 31, 2014, the existing regulations on the seasons, manner of taking, etc. for freshwater fish would no longer be enforceable and there would be no oversight of the taking of freshwater fish in State waters. By extending DEC's authority to regulate freshwater fish, this bill would assure continuity of the protection of the State's fish resources.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

Last extended by Chapter 425 of the Laws of 2011.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6988--A IN SENATE April 11, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to extending the authority of the department of environmental conserva- tion to manage fish THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 11-1303 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 425 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: S 11-1303. Open seasons, size and catch limits and manner of taking fish fixed by regulation. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the department may, until December thirty-first, two thousand [fourteen] SIXTEEN, fix by regulation open seasons, size and catch limits and manner of taking of all species of fish in all waters of the state, except marine fish named in subdivisions 2 and 3 of section 13-0339 of this chapter and except to the extent that such open seasons, size and catch limits and manner of taking are otherwise specifically provided for in article 13 of this chapter. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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