senate Bill S552

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes the Empire State Fishing Trail program with the department of economic development

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to commerce, economic development and small business
Jan 05, 2011 referred to commerce, economic development and small business

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S552 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3360
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Economic Development Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 5-F ยงยง181-f - 181-h, Ec Dev L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S283, A3270

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

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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