senate Bill S7013A

Signed by Governor

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

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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 7013A
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.636
  • 14 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / May / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 21 / May / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A9508
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.865
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 11 / Jul / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 22 / Jul / 2014
    • SIGNED CHAP.166

Summary

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

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9508
Versions:
S7013
S7013A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง13-0340, En Con L

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BILL NUMBER:S7013A

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 bluefish

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

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

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

This bill would extend DEC's authority to fix by regulation management
measures for bluefish in State waters until December 31, 2016.

JUSTIFICATION:

DEC's regulatory authority over bluefish 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
13-0340, 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 429 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 7013--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 11, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- 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 bluefish

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

  Section 1. Section 13-0340 of the environmental conservation  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  429  of  the  laws  of 2011, is amended to read as
follows:
S 13-0340. Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix).
  The department may, until December thirty-first, two  thousand  [four-
teen] SIXTEEN, fix by regulation measures for the management of bluefish
(Pomatomus  saltatrix),  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.
                                                           LBD13962-03-4

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