senate Bill S6982A

Signed by Governor

Extends the authority of the department of environmental conservation to manage the American eel

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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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  • 11 / Apr / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 06 / May / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 06 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 6982A
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.629
  • 14 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 20 / May / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / May / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A9429
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.728
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 11 / Jul / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 22 / Jul / 2014
    • SIGNED CHAP.160

Summary

Extends the authority of the department of environmental conservation to manage the American eel.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9429
Versions:
S6982
S6982A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง13-0339-a, En Con L

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BILL NUMBER:S6982A

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 American eel

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to extend
the Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) authority to
manage American eel.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would extend DEC's authority
to fix by regulation management measures for American eel in State
waters until December 31, 2016.

JUSTIFICATION: DEC's regulatory authority over American eel is
necessary in order to preserve the current regulatory program.
Failure to extend the existing regulatory authority by December 31,
2014, will result in the loss of regulatory protection of these
species. Moreover, regulatory authority is critical for New York State
to maintain compliance with Fishery Management Plans for important
marine and anadromous fish species along the coast. Failure to make
necessary regulatory changes required by Fishery Management Plans
places New York in jeopardy of closure of commercial and recreational
fisheries. Finally, ECL Section 13-0105, which sets forth the State's
marine fisheries conservation and management policy, provides that
this policy shall be carried out through achievement of certain
objectives. One of these objectives is that the state's transboundary
and migratory species shall be consistent with any interjurisdictional
management plans, interstate or state-federal. Regulatory authority
provides the mechanism to react timely to the ever changing fishery
management plans.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: Last extended by Chapter 290 of the Laws of
2011.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6982--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 11, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

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

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

  Section 1. Paragraph b of subdivision 1 of section  13-0339-a  of  the
environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 290 of the laws of
2011, is amended to read as follows:
  b.  American  eel (Anguilla rostrata) until December thirty-first, two
thousand [fourteen] SIXTEEN,
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13955-03-4

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