senate Bill S5067

Extends the authority of the department of environmental conservation to manage squid

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 07 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.739
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A6906

Summary

Extends the authority of the department of environmental conservation to manage squid.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6906
Versions:
S5067
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13-0339-a, En Con L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5067

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to extending the authority of the department of environmental
conservation to manage squid

Purpose of Bill: The bill would extend the authority of the
Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to manage squid.

Summary of provisions:

Section 1 of this bill would amend Environmental Conservation Law
(ECL) § 13-0339-a(1)(h) to extend, until December 31, 2015, DEC's
authority to fix by regulation measures for the management of squid
(cephalopoda).

Section 2 of this bill provides that the bill would take effect
immediately.

Existing law: ECL § 13-0339-a(1)(h) grants DEC regulatory authority,
until December 31, 2013, for the management of squid.

Prior Legislative history: ECL § 13-1339-a was added by Chapter 196
of the Laws of 1999. Authority to manage squid was added by Chapter
589 of the Laws of 2002. This authority was last extended by Chapter
297 of the Laws of 2011.

Statement in support: ECL § 13-0105 establishes that the State's
marine fisheries conservation and management policy shall be shall be
consistent with any inter-jurisdictional management plans, interstate
or state-federal. This bill would extend DEC's regulatory authority
for squid for an additional four years, and ensure that DEC continues
to be able to maintain compliance with any applicable federal
management plan or Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) adopted by
the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. Authority to
establish appropriate regulations consistent with the Federal FIVIP
for squid is essential to provide uniform protection for this
resource. Squid are managed by a Federal quota system which is
applicable to federal waters and federal permit holders only. It is
critical for DEC to maintain the authority to timely set and adjust
trip limits and to close fisheries when quotas are reached, or to
adopt other management regulations such as minimum mesh size to
protect squid fisheries.

Budget implications: None.

Local Impact: None.

Effective Date: The bill would take effect immediately.

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

                                  5067

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 7, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. AVELLA -- (at request of the Department of Environ-
  mental Conservation) -- read  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and  when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  extending the authority of the department of  environmental  conserva-
  tion to manage squid

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

  Section 1. Paragraph h of subdivision 1 of section  13-0339-a  of  the
environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 297 of the laws of
2011, is amended to read as follows:
  h.  squid  (cephalopoda)  until  December  thirty-first,  two thousand
[thirteen] FIFTEEN, and
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08949-02-3

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