senate Bill S4979

Relates to the management of black sea bass

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  • 02 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.702
  • 18 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A6950

Summary

Relates to the management of black sea bass.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6950
Versions:
S4979
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง13-0340-f, En Con L

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BILL NUMBER:S4979

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

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

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill would extend DEC's authority to fix, by regulation,
management measures for black sea bass in State waters until December
31, 2015.

JUSTIFICATION:
DEC's regulatory authority over black sea bass 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 145 of the laws of 2007.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  4979

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. JOHNSON, GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Environmental
  Conservation

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
  management of black sea bass

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

  Section 1. Section 13-0340-f of the environmental conservation law, as
amended by chapter 145 of the laws  of  2007,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
S 13-0340-f. Black sea bass (Centropristis striata).
  The department may, until December thirty-first, two thousand [eleven]
FIFTEEN, fix by regulation measures for the management of black sea bass
(Centropristis  striata),  including  size  limits, catch and possession
limits, open and closed  seasons,  closed  areas,  restrictions  on  the
manner  of  taking and landing, requirements for permits and eligibility
therefor, recordkeeping requirements, requirements  on  the  amount  and
type of fishing effort and gear and requirements relating to transporta-
tion,  possession  and  sale, provided that such regulations are no less
restrictive than requirements set forth in  this  chapter  and  provided
further  that  such  regulations  are  consistent  with  the  compliance
requirements of applicable  fishery  management  plans  adopted  by  the
Atlantic   States   Marine  Fisheries  Commission  and  with  applicable
provisions of fishery management plans adopted pursuant to  the  Federal
Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. S 1800 et seq.).
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09004-01-1

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