senate Bill S4966

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the taking of fish

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 17, 2011 signed chap.425
Aug 05, 2011 delivered to governor
Jun 06, 2011 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.689
substituted for s4966
Jun 06, 2011 substituted by a6956
May 23, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 18, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 17, 2011 1st report cal.689
May 02, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

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S4966 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6956
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-1303, En Con L

S4966 - Bill Texts

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Relates to the taking of fish.

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BILL NUMBER:S4966

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to taking fish
fixed by regulation

PURPOSE:
To extend the Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC)
authority to regulate fish.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill would extend DEC's regulatory authority for fish in State
waters until December 31, 2014.

JUSTIFICATION:
ECL § 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, 2011 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.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
Last extended by Chapter 256 of the laws of 2007.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4966

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GRISANTI, JOHNSON -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Environmental
  Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  taking fish fixed by regulation

  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  256  of  the  laws  of 2007, 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 [eleven] FOURTEEN, 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.
                                                           LBD09002-01-1

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