senate Bill S3884

Signed by Governor Amended

Limits the taking of sharks to the use of non-stainless non-offset circle hooks

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 26 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 16 / Apr / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.287
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 22 / Apr / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 31 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 31 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 3884A
  • 20 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.807
  • 21 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A5421A
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.64
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 11 / Sep / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 23 / Sep / 2014
    • SIGNED CHAP.378

Summary

Limits the taking of sharks to the use of non-stainless non-offset circle hooks.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5421
Versions:
S3884
S3884A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง13-0338, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Cycle:
S3884, S3884

Votes

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7
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Nay
5
aye with reservations
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absent
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excused
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abstained
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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3884

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to the taking of sharks; and providing for the repeal of such
provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To limit the taking the sharks to the
use of non-stainless steel non-offset circle hooks.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 13-0338 of the Environmental
Conservation Law is amended by adding a new subdivision 5 relating to
provide that sharks, excluding spiny dogfish, shall not be taken for
commercial or recreational purposes by baited hooking except with the
use of non-stainless steel non-offset circle hooks. Further, no person
shall conduct, sponsor or participate in any shark tournament unless
the rules and regulations require the exclusive use of non-stainless
steel non-offset circle hooks.

JUSTIFICATION: Several species of sharks are endangered and many more
are threatened as populations worldwide are dwindling. Further
protection of sharks is needed. A circle hook is a fishing hook by
which the point is turned perpendicular to the shank to form a
circular shape. Scientific studies predict higher survival rates for
released fish when circle hooks and catch-and-release techniques are
used, as circle hooks are more likely to hook a fish in the mouth
rather than the gut. Circle hooks are easier to remove than the
typically used J hook, and can reduce the potential harm to fish.
Non-stainless hooks further enhance survival rates as they dissolve in
the digestive system, especially in large predator fish like sharks.
This bill would protect shark species and well as the traditional
shark-fishing sport.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Legislation, 2013.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall
expire and be deemed repealed December 31, 2015.

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

    S. 3884                                                  A. 5421

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

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

                            February 26, 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
  taking of sharks; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon
  expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Section 13-0338 of the environmental  conservation  law  is
amended by adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5.  SHARKS, EXCLUDING SPINY DOGFISH, SHALL NOT BE TAKEN FOR COMMERCIAL
OR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES BY  BAITED  HOOKING  EXCEPT  WITH  THE  USE  OF
NON-STAINLESS  STEEL  NON-OFFSET  CIRCLE  HOOKS.  IN ADDITION, NO PERSON
SHALL CONDUCT, SPONSOR OR PARTICIPATE IN  ANY  SHARK  TOURNAMENT  UNLESS
SAID  TOURNAMENT'S  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS REQUIRE THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF
NON-STAINLESS STEEL NON-OFFSET CIRCLE HOOKS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  and  be
deemed repealed December 31, 2015.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08441-02-3

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