senate Bill S2178A

Prohibits the taking of striped bass during the period of January 1 to April 15

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 14 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 18 / Apr / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 18 / Apr / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 2178A
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.563
  • 08 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 25 / Mar / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.338
  • 26 / Mar / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 27 / Mar / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 07 / May / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 07 / May / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 07 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Summary

Prohibits the taking of striped bass during the period of January 1 to April 15; changes from December 15.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2298A
Versions:
S2178
S2178A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง13-0347, En Con L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2178A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to the period for the taking of striped bass

PURPOSE:

This legislation would alter the period of time in which striped bass
are prohibited from may be taken in the marine waters of New York
State from December 15 to April 15 to January 1 to April 15.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Subdivision 4 of Section 13-0347 of the Environmental Conservation Law
is amended to extend the striped bass season in the marine waters of
New York State until December 31st.

JUSTIFICATION:

Federal and State fishing regulations, changes in water temperature
and seasonal migration patterns, and weather events and patterns have
all negatively affected New York's commercial fishing industry.
Today's commercial fishing fleet has been decimated and it is only a
small percentage of what it once was. As recently witnessed with
Hurricane Sandy, the potential for an extreme weather event to damage
fishing infrastructure, further financially cripple our fisherman, and
force migrating fish out of the region is a reality. Extending the
striped bass season to December 31st of each calendar year, will help
create jobs, boost the Long Island economy, and ensure that quotas can
be reached even if affected by natural causes. Otherwise, New York
State could lose business to neighboring states.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Legislation, 2013.

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
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 2178--A                                            A. 2298--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 14, 2013
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental
  Conservation  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted
  as amended and recommitted to said committee

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once  and  referred
  to   the   Committee   on   Environmental  Conservation  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
  period for the taking of striped bass

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 4  of  section  13-0347  of  the  environmental
conservation  law,  as  added  by  chapter  990  of the laws of 1983, is
amended to read as follows:
  4. No person shall take or land striped bass in the marine  waters  of
New  York  state  during  the period [December 15] JANUARY 1 to April 15
inclusive. For purposes of this section "marine waters" means the  tidal
waters  of  the state including the Hudson River from the Battery to the
George Washington bridge, and "land" shall mean the setting  or  putting
on  shore  from  any  boat  or vessel or to bring to any port or docking
place any striped bass. Possession of striped  bass  imported  into  New
York  other  than  by boat is not prohibited during the closed season so
long as such striped bass are of legal minimum size. Striped bass  unin-
tentionally  taken in violation of this subdivision shall be returned to
the water immediately without unnecessary injury.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05454-02-3

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