senate Bill S3059

Amended

Allows the use of spears, spearguns and underwater guns in commercial and recreational bass fishing

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 29 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 16 / Apr / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.284
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 22 / Apr / 2013
    • AMENDED 3059A
  • 22 / Apr / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 3059B
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 23 / Jan / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.40
  • 27 / Jan / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 28 / Jan / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 27 / Mar / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 27 / Mar / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 27 / Mar / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Summary

Allows the use of spears, spearguns and underwater guns in commercial and recreational bass fishing.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3890
Versions:
S3059
S3059A
S3059B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง13-0347, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S4121, S5684A, A8288A

Votes

9
0
9
Aye
0
Nay
3
aye with reservations
0
absent
0
excused
0
abstained
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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3059

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to the use of spears, spearguns or underwater guns in
recreational and commercial bass fishing

PURPOSE: Allows the use of spears, spear guns and underwater guns in
commercial and recreational bass fishing.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 13-0347 of the environmental Conservation Law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 5 to authorize the taking of striped bass by
the use of spears, spear guns or underwater guns for recreational and
commercial purposes.

JUSTIFICATION: Existing New York State Department of Environmental
Conservation (NYSDEC) regulations (6.N.Y.C.R.R Section 40.1(j) (22))
currently prohibit the use of spear guns in commercial striped bass
fishing. However, NYSDEC currently allows the use of spear guns for
the recreational taking of striped bass (6 N.Y.C.R.R Section 40.1 (g)
(2)). More so, NYSDEC currently allows spear-fishing in the commercial
harvest of other fish species.

Spear-fishing is an extremely selective method of fishing as only the
target species is harvested, resulting in much lower by-catch yields.
Spear-fishing also supplies in a fresher, less bruised, higher-valued
product as it can be harvested from the water immediately.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12 S.5684A/A.8288A

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

    S. 3059                                                  A. 3890

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

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

                            January 29, 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

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
  use  of  spears,  spearguns  or  underwater  guns  in recreational and
  commercial bass fishing

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

  Section  1.  Section  13-0347 of the environmental conservation law is
amended by adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5. THE TAKING OF STRIPED BASS BY  THE  USE  OF  SPEARS,  SPEARGUNS  OR
UNDERWATER  GUNS  SHALL  BE  AUTHORIZED  FOR RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL
PURPOSES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08077-01-3

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