senate Bill S756

Relates to the taking of fish for commercial purposes

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 15 / Jan / 2009
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 14 / Jun / 2010
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 25 / Jun / 2010
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1218
  • 25 / Jun / 2010
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A2294

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2294
Versions:
S756
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S756

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
taking of fish for commercial purposes


PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL :
This legislation would allow the owner of a vessel grandfathered in
1997 to replace that vessel with one that is up to ten percent greater
in length and to retain their New York permit for the replacement
vessel.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS :
Section 13-0349 of the Environmental Conservation Law, as amended by
Chapter 263 of the Laws of 1997, is amended to protect fishermen who
were grandfathered in 1997, as they purchase new vessels.

JUSTIFICATION :
In 1997, a law was enacted to limit New York State fishing permits
only to those vessels 70 feet or less. This law was enacted at a time
when many traditional offshore fishing areas were being closed or
restricted to very short seasons. It was designed to prevent large
out-of-state vessels from obtaining permits.

When the law was enacted in 1997, vessels over 70 feet were
grandfathered in, but no provisions were made to allow for the
replacement of those vessels. Under current law, if a fisherman's boat
is lost or sold, his new boat must be 70 feet or less to fish in New
York State waters.

Federal law allows owners of offshore vessels to replace their
existing vessel one time with one that is up to 10% longer than the
old one and still keep their permit for fishing federal waters. This
bill would allow for the same consideration under New York State law.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2007-08, S.6784-A

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
Immediately.
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