senate Bill S4970

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the management of American shad

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 03, 2011 signed chap.294
Jul 22, 2011 delivered to governor
Jun 06, 2011 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.693
substituted for s4970
Jun 06, 2011 substituted by a6964
May 23, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 18, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 17, 2011 1st report cal.693
May 02, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

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S4970 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6964
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13-0339-a, En Con L

S4970 - Bill Texts

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Relates to the management of American shad.

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BILL NUMBER:S4970

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
management of American shad

PURPOSE:
To extend the Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC)
authority to manage American shad.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill would extend the DEC's authority to fix, by regulation,
management measures for American shad in State waters until December
31, 2014.

JUSTIFICATION:
The DEC's regulatory authority over American shad is necessary in
order to preserve the current regulatory program. Failure to extend
the existing regulatory authority by December 31, 2011 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 § 13-0105, 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 inter-jurisdictional management
plans, interstate or state-federal. Regulatory authority provides the
mechanism to react timely to the ever changing fishery management
plans.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
Last extended by Chapter 146 of the laws of 2007.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the same date as the enactment as a
Chapter of the laws of 2011 entitled, "AN ACT to amend the
environmental conservation law, in relation to the management of
Atlantic cod."

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4970

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
  management of American shad

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  e of subdivision 1 of section 13-0339-a of the
environmental conservation law, as amended by a chapter of the  laws  of
2011  entitled,  "AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to the management of Atlantic  cod",  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  e.  American shad (Alosa sapidissima) until December thirty-first, two
thousand [eleven] FOURTEEN,
  S  2.  This act shall take effect on the same date as a chapter of the
laws of 2011 entitled, "AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation
law, in relation to the management of Atlantic cod", takes effect.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10242-01-1

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