senate Bill S2537

Relates to fishing license fees in the county of Onondaga

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  • 25 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Summary

Provides 20 percent of gross receipts of fishing license fees in the county of Onondaga shall be retained and expended to offset the costs of the Carpenter's Brook fish hatchery.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7197
Versions:
S2537
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง11-0702 & 11-0715, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S7527

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2537

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to fishing
license fees in the county of Onondaga

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill will dedicate twenty percent of money collected from fishing
licenses sold in Onondaga County to offset costs of the Carpenter's
Brook fish hatchery.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one amends subdivision 4 of section 11-0702 of the
environmental conservation law that relates to moneys collected from
fishing licenses and deposited in the state fish and game trust
account by allowing twenty percent of such monies to be used to
offset costs of Carpenter's Brook fish hatchery.

Section two amends subdivision 6 of section 11-0715 of the
environmental conservation law by adding a new paragraph allowing
twenty percent of the proceeds coming from the sale of fishing
licenses paid by Onondaga county residents to be retained by
Carpenter's Brook fish hatchery.

JUSTIFICATION:
Since 1983, Onondaga County has operated Carpenter's
Brook Fish Hatchery based solely on local tax dollars. During its 72
year existence, the hatchery has stocked more than 5 million yearling
and two-year old Brook, Brown and Rainbow trout in local waterways
throughout the country.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation provides
assistance to Carpenter's Brook in the form of fingerling trout and
testing for fish health certification but does not stock any local
streams, rivers, or ponds in Onondaga County on an annual
basis-despite collecting more than $750,000 annually in license fees.
Onondaga County and the Onondaga County Federation of Sportsman Club
is requesting this legislation to offset a significant portion of the
operational costs for Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-2010: S.7527

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2537

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 25, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  DeFRANCISCO,  VALESKY  --  read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
  mental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to fish-
  ing license fees in the county of Onondaga

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivision  4  of  section  11-0702 of the environmental
conservation law, as added by chapter 352 of the laws  of  1987  and  as
renumbered  by  chapter  626  of the laws of 1988, is amended to read as
follows:
  4. All moneys collected from the sale of lifetime  licenses  shall  be
deposited  in  the state fish and game trust account pursuant to section
eighty-three of the state finance law, EXCEPT  THAT  TWENTY  PERCENT  OF
MONEYS  COLLECTED  FROM  THE  SALE  OF LIFETIME FISHING LICENSES SOLD TO
RESIDENTS OF THE COUNTY OF ONONDAGA SHALL BE RETAINED  AND  EXPENDED  TO
OFFSET THE COSTS OF CARPENTER'S BROOK FISH HATCHERY.
  S  2.  Subdivision 6 of section 11-0715 of the environmental conserva-
tion law is amended by adding a new paragraph c to read as follows:
  C. TWENTY PERCENT OF THE GROSS  PROCEEDS  FROM  SALE  OF  ALL  FISHING
LICENSES,  INCLUDING  ANY  APPLICATION FEES ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH FISHING
LICENSES PAID BY RESIDENTS OF THE COUNTY OF ONONDAGA SHALL  BE  RETAINED
AND EXPENDED TO OFFSET THE COSTS OF CARPENTER'S BROOK FISH HATCHERY.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08624-01-1

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