senate Bill S7803

Authorizes the commissioner of DEC to issue a commercial food fishing license to Kevin Lynch and to waive certain income eligibility requirements

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  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Summary

Authorizes the DEC to waive the income eligibility requirement set forth in the environmental conservation law and to issue a commercial food fishing license to retired Navy First Class Petty Officer Kevin Lynch.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S7803
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7803

TITLE OF BILL: An act relating to waiving certain income requirements
for a commercial food fishing license

PURPOSE: Authorizes the Commissioner of the Department of
Environmental Conservation to waive income eligibility requirements
for certain persons if the Commissioner is satisfied that all other
requirements for a commercial food fishing license is met.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one authorizes the Commissioner of the DEC to waive the income
eligibility requirements pursuant to section 13-0328 of the
environmental conservation law if the Commissioner is satisfied that
all other requirements for a commercial food fishing license are met
pursuant to section 13-0335 of the environmental conservation law and
issue such license to Naval First Class Petty Officer Kevin Lynch.

Section two provides that this act shall be effective immediately.

JUSTIFICATION: Mr. Lynch is a retired First Class Petty Officer from
the United States Navy. Petty Officer Lynch has honorably served our
country for twenty years in the United States Navy and has extensive
experience working on boats, ships and the commercial fishing
industry. Upon retiring from the Navy, Kevin had planned to go into
continue his career as a commercial fisherman but New York State
Environmental Conservation law would now allow him to obtain a
license. Section 13-0328 of the Environmental Conservation law
contains a requirement that an applicant for a commercial food fishing
license earn at least $20,000 per year for three consecutive years
within the fishing industry in order to be issued a license. Given
Petty Officer Lynch's admirable twenty year career in the United
States Navy he has been unable to meet this requirement.

This year the Senate passed legislation that would aid our veterans in
finding jobs once they return from service, New York State has in
place a law that is standing between a veteran and his chosen
post-service profession. The Senate should pass this legislation and
ensure that the State does not unintentionally stand in the way of
veterans finding employment.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7803

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 10, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT relating to waiving certain income requirements for a  commercial
  food fishing license

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

  Section 1. The commissioner of the department of environmental conver-
sation is hereby authorized to waive the income eligibility requirements
set forth in section 13-0328 of the environmental conservation  law  and
to  issue  a commercial food fishing license pursuant to section 13-0335
of such law to retired Naval First Class Petty Officer Kevin  Lynch,  if
the  commissioner  is  satisfied that such applicant otherwise satisfies
all other requirements for such license.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15547-01-4

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