senate Bill S4992

Relates to authorizing angling by a single individual with up to three lines in freshwater

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  • 03 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.819
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A7101

Summary

Relates to authorizing angling by a single individual with up to three lines in freshwater; and provides the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7101
Versions:
S4992
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2, Chap 455 of 2011

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BILL NUMBER:S4992

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 455 of the laws of 2011
amending the environmental conservation law relating to authorizing
angling by a single individual with up to three lines in freshwater,
in relation to the effectiveness thereof

PURPOSE:

This legislation would authorize an individual to angle for fish with
up to 3 lines in freshwater.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Amends section 11-0103 of the Environmental Conservation Law to change
the number of lines one person may operate from not more than three,
with or without rod in freshwater. This act shall expire and be
damned repealed December 31, 2015.

JUSTIFICATION:

This three-rod rule is designed to favorably impact the fishing
experience by increasing the probability of catching a fish. Catching
a fish enhances angler satisfaction more than any other factor and is
the prime determinant in determining whether or not return visits are
made to New York fisheries. Return visits to the fishery are a boon to
local economies, resulting in more money spent locally for fuel, food,
lodging, launches, parking, and rentals.

The 3-rod rule will not guarantee that people catch more fish, but it
will increase the odds. The small crewed boats, the 'weekend warrior',
the recreationalist, the vacationer, the retired couple who have saved
up for a boat and now have the time and health to use it will all
benefit from this. It does not mean they must use three rods, it will
mean they can use three rods per person, whether they are operated
from land or from a boat, if they so choose. New Jersey and Michigan
both have a three-rod rule, from which they have continued to see a
favorable impact to recreational fishing. In addition, the three-rod
rule will not exploit the fishery since catch limits would remain in
effect.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

Chapter 455 of the Laws of 2011.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Takes effect immediately upon enactment.

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

                                  4992

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LIBOUS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend chapter 455 of the laws of 2011  amending  the  environ-
  mental  conservation  law  relating to authorizing angling by a single
  individual with up to three lines in freshwater, in  relation  to  the
  effectiveness thereof

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

  Section 1. Section 2 of chapter 455 of the laws of 2011  amending  the
environmental  conservation  law  relating  to  authorizing angling by a
single individual with up to three lines in freshwater,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed December 31, [2013] 2015.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10317-01-3

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