senate Bill S229

Provides that lobster permits shall be transferable between persons who each possess a food fish license

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 07 / Jan / 2009
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A334
Versions:
S229
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S229

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
transfer of lobster permits


PURPOSE :
Provides that lobster permits shall be non-transferable except that
lobster permits may be transferable between persons who each posses a
food fish license.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Paragraph a of subdivision 3 of section 13-0329 of the environmental
conservation law is amended.

JUSTIFICATION :
The current law makes no provision for the transfer of lobster
licenses between the holders of valid food fish permits.

Eastern Long Island is home to generations of commercial fishermen and
existing laws and quotas are making it difficult for many to continue
fishing as a way to support their families. Area fishermen need to
continue finding new opportunities within the industry. Specifically,
if a fisherman purchases a lobster business in which his first mate
holds a lobster license, that license should be transferable if said
first mate leaves the business and wishes to transfer his license to
another fisherman, who currently holds a food fish license.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2007-08, S.664; 2005-06, S.1338; 2003-04, S.1031; 2001-02, S.3263.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect immediately.
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