senate Bill S6988A

Signed by Governor

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

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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 6988A
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.633
  • 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 A9434
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.733
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 11 / Jul / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 22 / Jul / 2014
    • SIGNED CHAP.163

Summary

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

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9434
Versions:
S6988
S6988A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง11-1303, En Con L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6988A

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 fish

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

The purpose of this bill is to extend the Department of Environmental
Conservation's (DEC) authority to regulate fish.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

This bill would extend DEC's regulatory authority for fish in State
waters until December 31, 2016.

JUSTIFICATION:

ECL section 11-1303 authorizes DEC to set open seasons, size and catch
limits and manner of taking of all species of fish, except marine
fish. If this authority is not extended beyond the current sunset date
of December 31, 2014, the existing regulations on the seasons, manner
of taking, etc. for freshwater fish would no longer be enforceable and
there would be no oversight of the taking of freshwater fish in State
waters. By extending DEC's authority to regulate freshwater fish, this
bill would assure continuity of the protection of the State's fish
resources.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

Last extended by Chapter 425 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6988--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 11, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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 fish

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

  Section 1. Section 11-1303 of the environmental conservation  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  425  of  the  laws  of 2011, is amended to read as
follows:
S 11-1303. Open seasons, size and catch limits and manner of taking fish
             fixed by regulation.
  Notwithstanding any other provision of this  chapter,  the  department
may,  until  December thirty-first, two thousand [fourteen] SIXTEEN, fix
by regulation open seasons, size and catch limits and manner  of  taking
of  all  species  of fish in all waters of the state, except marine fish
named in subdivisions 2 and 3 of section 13-0339  of  this  chapter  and
except  to  the extent that such open seasons, size and catch limits and
manner of taking are otherwise specifically provided for in  article  13
of this chapter.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13958-03-4

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