senate Bill S4968

Relates to the management of alewife

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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  • 02 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.691
  • 18 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A6966

Summary

Relates to the management of alewife.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6966
Versions:
S4968
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13-0339-a, En Con L

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BILL NUMBER:S4968

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
management of alewife

PURPOSE:
To extend the Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC)
authority to manage alewife.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill would extend the DEC's authority to fix, by regulation,
management measures for alewife in State waters until December 31, 2014.

JUSTIFICATION:
The DEC's regulatory authority over alewife is necessary in order to
preserve the current regulatory program. Failure to extend the
existing regulatory authority by December 31, 2011 will result in the
loss of regulatory protection of these species. Moreover, regulatory
authority is critical for New York State to maintain compliance with
Fishery Management Plans for important marine and anadromous fish
species along the coast. Failure to make necessary regulatory changes
required by Fishery Management Plans places New York in jeopardy of
closure of commercial and recreational fisheries. Finally, ECL
§13-0105, which sets forth the State's marine fisheries conservation
and management policy, provides that this policy shall be carried out
through achievement of certain objectives. One of these objectives is
that the state's transboundary and migratory species shall be
consistent with any inter-jurisdictional management plans, interstate
or state-federal. Regulatory authority provides the mechanism to
react timely to the ever changing fishery management plans.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
Last extended by Chapter 146 of the Laws of 2007.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the same date as the enactment as a
Chapter of the Laws of 2011 entitled, "AN ACT to amend the
environmental conservation law, in relation to the management of
Atlantic cod."

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

                                  4968

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MARTINS, JOHNSON, GRISANTI -- 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 the
  management of alewife

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  f of subdivision 1 of section 13-0339-a of the
environmental conservation law, as amended by a chapter of the  laws  of
2011  entitled,  "AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to the management of Atlantic  cod",  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  f.    alewife  (Alosa pseudoharengus) until December thirty-first, two
thousand [eleven] FOURTEEN,
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the same date as a chapter  of  the
laws  of  2011 entitled, "AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation
law, in relation to the management of Atlantic cod", takes effect.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10241-01-1

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