|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to commerce, economic development and small business|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to commerce, economic development and small business|
senate Bill S552
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S552 - Details
S552 - Summary
Establishes the Empire State Fishing Trail program within the department of economic development to promote fishing within the state and ensure that fishing tournaments are conducted in the state.
S552 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S552 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the economic development law, in relation to creating the Empire State Fishing Trail program PURPOSE: This legislation would create the Empire State Fishing Trail Program in order to recognize the importance of New York's growing reputation as a top bass fishing destination and its economic impact on tourism in the state. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1- adds a new article 5-F to the economic development law to establish the Empire State Fishing Trail Program and to provide for the legislative intent, definitions and general functions, powers and duties of the commissioner. Section 2- Effective date. JUSTIFICATION: New York State is rated number on for bass fishing by FLW Outdoors. As such, we have a unique opportunity to reach out to more than 28 million anglers with an annual economic impact of $21.3 billion. Three of the top five small mouth bass fisheries, as named by FLW
S552 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 552 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Commerce, Economic Devel- opment and Small Business AN ACT to amend the economic development law, in relation to creating the Empire State Fishing Trail program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The economic development law is amended by adding a new article 5-F to read as follows: ARTICLE 5-F EMPIRE STATE FISHING TRAIL PROGRAM SECTION 181-F. LEGISLATIVE INTENT. 181-G. DEFINITION. 181-H. GENERAL FUNCTIONS, POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSIONER. S 181-F. LEGISLATIVE INTENT. NEW YORK STATE IS HOME TO MANY WATER RESOURCES INCLUDING HUNDREDS OF MILES OF ATLANTIC OCEAN COASTLINE, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MILES OF RIVERS AND STREAMS, THOUSANDS OF LAKES AND PONDS, AND MILLIONS OF ACRES OF WETLANDS. THE FISHING OPPORTUNITIES ARE VAST AND UNIQUE RANGING FROM SALT WATER TO FRESH WATER. THE STATE HAS CONSISTENTLY BEEN RECOGNIZED FOR ITS OUTSTANDING FISHERIES AND HAS BEEN RATED NUMBER ONE FOR BASS FISHING IN THE COUNTRY. ACCORDING TO THE AMER- ICAN SPORTFISHING ASSOCIATION, ANGLERS SPEND MORE THAN 1.1 BILLION DOLLARS ON FISHING TRIPS, EQUIPMENT AND LICENSES, WHICH SUPPORT IN EXCESS OF SEVENTEEN THOUSAND JOBS THROUGHOUT NEW YORK. FISHING TOURNA- MENTS HAVE RISEN IN POPULARITY AND THIS STATE HAS REGULARLY BEEN THE HOST TO NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENTS WHICH BRING WORLDWIDE ATTENTION. AS SUCH, THE STATE HAS AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO ATTRACT MORE FISHING TOURNAMENTS, ANGLERS, VISITORS AND FISHING RELATED BUSI- NESSES. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00141-01-1
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