senate Bill S6984A

Signed by Governor

Relates to extending the authority of the department of environmental conservation to manage blackfish

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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 6984A
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.631
  • 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 A9432
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.731
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 11 / Jul / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 22 / Jul / 2014
    • SIGNED CHAP.162

Summary

Relates to extending the authority of the department of environmental conservation to manage blackfish.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9432
Versions:
S6984
S6984A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง13-0340-d, En Con L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6984A

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 blackfish

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

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

JUSTIFICATION: Blackfish (tautog) have long been an important
recreation and commercial species for New Yorkers. Failure to extend
the existing regulatory authority by December 31, 2014, will result in
the loss of regulatory protection of these species. Moreover, ECL
Section 13-0340, 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 88 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6984--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 blackfish

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section  13-0340-d  of  the  environmental
conservation  law,  as  amended  by  chapter  88 of the laws of 2011, is
amended to read as follows:
  1. The department  may,  until  December  thirty-first,  two  thousand
[fourteen]  SIXTEEN,  fix  by  regulation measures for the management of
blackfish (Tautoga onitis), including size limits, catch and  possession
limits,  open  and  closed  seasons,  closed  areas, restrictions on the
manner of taking and landing, requirements for permits  and  eligibility
therefor,  recordkeeping  requirements,  requirements  on the amount and
type of fishing effort and gear, and requirements relating to  transpor-
tation,  possession and sale, provided that such regulations are no less
restrictive than requirements set forth in  this  chapter  and  provided
further  that  such  regulations  are  consistent  with  the  compliance
requirements of applicable  fishery  management  plans  adopted  by  the
Atlantic   States   Marine  Fisheries  Commission  and  with  applicable
provisions of fishery management plans adopted pursuant to  the  Federal
Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. S 1800 et seq.).
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13959-03-4

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