senate Bill S3709

Makes permanent provisions for the registration requirements for recreational saltwater fishing

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 11 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 26 / Mar / 2013
    • RECOMMIT, ENACTING CLAUSE STRICKEN

Summary

Makes permanent provisions for the registration requirements for recreational saltwater fishing.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S3709
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation
Laws Affected:
Amd Part AA ยง9, Chap 60 of 2011

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BILL NUMBER:S3709

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend section 9 of part AA of chapter 60 of
the laws of 2011 amending the environmental conservation law, relating
to saltwater recreational fishing registrations, in relation to making
permanent the registration requirements for recreational saltwater fish-
ing

PURPOSE: To make permanent the provisions for the registration require-
ments for recreational saltwater fishing.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 9 of part AA of Chapter 60 of the Laws of
2011 amending the Environmental Conservation Law, relating to saltwater
recreational fishing registrations is amended to remove the December 31,
2013 expiration date to make permanent the provisions for the registra-
tion requirements for recreational saltwater fishing.

JUSTIFICATION:In 2009, the State broke 300 years of tradition and
imposed a new license and fee for recreational saltwater fishing.
Section 9 of part AA of Chapter 60 of the Laws of 2011 placed a two-year
moratorium on the State's license fees and established a free registra-
tion system for saltwater recreational fishing which is in compliance
with the Federal Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management
Reauthorization Act. It provided reciprocity for anglers licensed or
registered in adjacent states who fish in New York's marine boundary
waters. This moratorium is set to expire on December 31, 2013.

In order to stay in compliance with Federal law and not revert back to
the unpopular recreational marine fishing license fee program estab-
lished pursuant to section 6 of part LL of chapter 59 of the Laws of
2009, it is necessary to make permanent the recreational marine fishing
registration program in New York State. The right to fish should be
free.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013: New Legislation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined

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. 3709                                                  A. 4838

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

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

                            February 11, 2013
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by Sens. ZELDIN, LAVALLE, MARTINS, SAVINO --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the Committee on Environmental Conservation

IN  ASSEMBLY  --  Introduced  by  M.  of A. THIELE, CURRAN, FITZPATRICK,
  GARBARINO, GRAF, LAVINE, LOSQUADRO, McDONOUGH, RA, RAIA, WEISENBERG --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. LUPINACCI -- read once and referred  to
  the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN  ACT  to amend section 9 of part AA of chapter 60 of the laws of 2011
  amending the environmental conservation  law,  relating  to  saltwater
  recreational  fishing  registrations,  in relation to making permanent
  the registration requirements for recreational saltwater fishing

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

  Section  1.  Section  9  of  part AA of chapter 60 of the laws of 2011
amending the  environmental  conservation  law,  relating  to  saltwater
recreational fishing registrations, is amended to read as follows:
  S  9.  This act shall take effect immediately [and shall expire and be
deemed repealed December 31, 2013].
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06387-02-3

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