senate Bill S7342

Dedicates certain funds for fish and wildlife purposes

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 02 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1200
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Summary

Dedicates certain funds for fish and wildlife purposes.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10469
Versions:
S7342
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง83, St Fin L

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BILL NUMBER:S7342

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to dedicating
certain funds for fish and wildlife purposes

PURPOSE:
This bill would amend the state finance law, in relation to dedicating
certain funds for fish and wildlife purposes.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 - Amends paragraph 1 of subdivision a of section 83 of the
state finance law, as amended by chapter 512 of the laws of 1994.

Section 2 - Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
This bill would provide protection from any future raids to the
Conservation Fund which would jeopardize Federal fish and wildlife
funding. The Federal Government recently notified the state that it
could be at risk for losing federal fish and wildlife funding due to
the lack of statutory language prohibiting the raiding of funds from
the conservation fund for any purpose other than those designated
under law.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

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
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                                  7342

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to dedicating certain
  funds for fish and wildlife purposes

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  1  of subdivision a of section 83 of the state
finance law, as amended by chapter 512 of the laws of 1994,  is  amended
to read as follows:
  1.  The conservation fund shall consist of all moneys belonging to the
state received by the department of environmental conservation from  the
sale  of licenses for hunting, for trapping, and for fishing, all moneys
received in actions for penalties under articles eleven and thirteen  of
the  environmental  conservation  law  and  subdivision  two  of section
71-1929 of the environmental conservation law, or upon the settlement or
compromise thereof, all fines for violation of any of the provisions  of
articles  eleven and thirteen of the environmental conservation law, all
moneys arising out of the operation of real property under the jurisdic-
tion of the division of fish and wildlife in the department of  environ-
mental conservation heretofore or hereafter acquired by the state of New
York,  and  from  any  concessions  thereon and from any leases thereof,
including moneys received from the sale thereof when authorized by  law,
all  moneys  received from leases or rentals of shellfish grounds in the
marine and coastal district, all moneys from gifts for fish and wildlife
management pursuant to section six hundred twenty-five of the  tax  law,
moneys received by the department of environmental conservation from the
sale  of  limited  edition  prints  of  fish  and wildlife paintings, as
authorized by paragraph t of subdivision two of section  3-0301  of  the
environmental  conservation law, all moneys received from the reimburse-
ment provided for in paragraph b of subdivision seven of section  8-0109
of  the environmental conservation law, and all other moneys arising out
of the application of any provisions of articles eleven and thirteen  of
the environmental conservation law. These moneys, after appropriation by
the  legislature,  and  within the amounts set forth and for the several

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15704-01-2

S. 7342                             2

purposes specified, shall be available to  the  department  of  environ-
mental conservation for the care, management, protection and enlargement
of  the  fish,  game  and  shell fish resources of the state and for the
promotion  of  public  fishing  and  shooting, PROVIDED, THAT ALL MONIES
RECEIVED OR ACQUIRED BY THE STATE PURSUANT  TO  ARTICLE  ELEVEN  OF  THE
ENVIRONMENTAL  CONSERVATION  LAW AND NOT OTHERWISE DEDICATED PURSUANT TO
THIS SECTION SHALL BE DEDICATED TO AND AVAILABLE BY  APPROPRIATION  ONLY
FOR  THE ADMINISTRATION OF AND PURPOSES SET FORTH IN SUCH ARTICLE, WHICH
MAY ONLY BE ALTERED OR AMENDED BY LAW. In the  accomplishment  of  these
objects  the  moneys  made  available  hereunder shall be devoted to the
purchase or acquisition of lands, lands under water, waters,  or  rights
therein  as  required,  to payment for personal service, for maintenance
and operation, and for new construction and permanent  betterments,  and
to  all other proper expenses of the department of environmental conser-
vation in the administration and enforcement of the provisions of  arti-
cles eleven and thirteen of the environmental conservation law.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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