senate Bill S4984

Relates to the management of blueback herring

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    • Passed Assembly
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  • 02 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.707
  • 18 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A7211

Summary

Relates to the management of blueback herring.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7211
Versions:
S4984
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13-0339-a, En Con L

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BILL NUMBER:S4984

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

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

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

JUSTIFICATION:
The DEC's regulatory authority over blueback herring 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4984

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MARCELLINO,  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 blueback herring

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  g 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:
  g.    blueback herring (Alosa aestivalis) until December thirty-first,
two thousand [eleven] FIFTEEN,
  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.
                                                           LBD10240-02-1

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