Authorizes the DEC to waive the income eligibility requirement set forth in the environmental conservation law and to issue a commercial food fishing license to retired Navy First Class Petty Officer Kevin Lynch.
TITLE OF BILL: An act relating to waiving certain income requirements for a commercial food fishing license
PURPOSE: Authorizes the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation to waive income eligibility requirements for certain persons if the Commissioner is satisfied that all other requirements for a commercial food fishing license is met.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one authorizes the Commissioner of the DEC to waive the income eligibility requirements pursuant to section 13-0328 of the environmental conservation law if the Commissioner is satisfied that all other requirements for a commercial food fishing license are met pursuant to section 13-0335 of the environmental conservation law and issue such license to Naval First Class Petty Officer Kevin Lynch.
Section two provides that this act shall be effective immediately.
JUSTIFICATION: Mr. Lynch is a retired First Class Petty Officer from the United States Navy. Petty Officer Lynch has honorably served our country for twenty years in the United States Navy and has extensive experience working on boats, ships and the commercial fishing industry. Upon retiring from the Navy, Kevin had planned to go into continue his career as a commercial fisherman but New York State Environmental Conservation law would now allow him to obtain a license. Section 13-0328 of the Environmental Conservation law contains a requirement that an applicant for a commercial food fishing license earn at least $20,000 per year for three consecutive years within the fishing industry in order to be issued a license. Given Petty Officer Lynch's admirable twenty year career in the United States Navy he has been unable to meet this requirement.
This year the Senate passed legislation that would aid our veterans in finding jobs once they return from service, New York State has in place a law that is standing between a veteran and his chosen post-service profession. The Senate should pass this legislation and ensure that the State does not unintentionally stand in the way of veterans finding employment.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7803 IN SENATE June 10, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT relating to waiving certain income requirements for a commercial food fishing license THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The commissioner of the department of environmental conver- sation is hereby authorized to waive the income eligibility requirements set forth in section 13-0328 of the environmental conservation law and to issue a commercial food fishing license pursuant to section 13-0335 of such law to retired Naval First Class Petty Officer Kevin Lynch, if the commissioner is satisfied that such applicant otherwise satisfies all other requirements for such license. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15547-01-4