senate Bill S756

Signed By Governor
2009-2010 Legislative Session

Relates to the taking of fish for commercial purposes

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A2294 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 17, 2010 signed chap.485
Sep 07, 2010 delivered to governor
Jun 25, 2010 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1218
substituted for s756
Jun 25, 2010 substituted by a2294
ordered to third reading cal.1218
Jun 14, 2010 reported and committed to rules
Jan 06, 2010 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 15, 2009 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Jun 25, 2010 - Rules committee Vote

S756
20
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committee
20
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 14, 2010 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S756
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Jun 14, 2010

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S756 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2294
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law

S756 - Bill Texts

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BILL NUMBER: S756

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
taking of fish for commercial purposes


PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL :
This legislation would allow the owner of a vessel grandfathered in
1997 to replace that vessel with one that is up to ten percent greater
in length and to retain their New York permit for the replacement
vessel.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS :
Section 13-0349 of the Environmental Conservation Law, as amended by
Chapter 263 of the Laws of 1997, is amended to protect fishermen who
were grandfathered in 1997, as they purchase new vessels.

JUSTIFICATION :
In 1997, a law was enacted to limit New York State fishing permits
only to those vessels 70 feet or less. This law was enacted at a time
when many traditional offshore fishing areas were being closed or
restricted to very short seasons. It was designed to prevent large
out-of-state vessels from obtaining permits.

When the law was enacted in 1997, vessels over 70 feet were
grandfathered in, but no provisions were made to allow for the
replacement of those vessels. Under current law, if a fisherman's boat
is lost or sold, his new boat must be 70 feet or less to fish in New
York State waters.

Federal law allows owners of offshore vessels to replace their
existing vessel one time with one that is up to 10% longer than the
old one and still keep their permit for fishing federal waters. This
bill would allow for the same consideration under New York State law.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2007-08, S.6784-A

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
Immediately.
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