senate Bill S4971

Relates to the management of Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon

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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.694
  • 18 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A6965

Summary

Relates to the management of Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6965
Versions:
S4971
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13-0339-a, En Con L

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BILL NUMBER:S4971

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
management of Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon

PURPOSE:
To extend the Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC)
authority to manage Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill would extend the DEC's authority to fix, by regulation,
management measures for Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon in State
waters until December 31, 2013.

JUSTIFICATION:
The DEC's regulatory authority over Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4971

                       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 Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  c 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:
  c.   Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrhynchus and brevi-
rostrum) until December thirty-first, two thousand [eleven] THIRTEEN,
  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.
                                                           LBD10244-02-1

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