senate Bill S656A

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes DEC to designate additional fishing events as rehabilitation for armed forces veterans or active members

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 08, 2011 signed chap.46
May 27, 2011 delivered to governor
May 25, 2011 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.11
substituted for s656a
May 25, 2011 substituted by a4263a
May 09, 2011 amended on third reading 656a
vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
May 06, 2011 returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Mar 14, 2011 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 01, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jan 31, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jan 25, 2011 1st report cal.11
Jan 05, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Jan 25, 2011 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S656
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

Original
A (Active)
Original
A (Active)

Co-Sponsors

S656 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4263A
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-0305, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7041, A10112

S656 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes DEC to designate additional fishing events as rehabilitation for armed forces veterans or active members.

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BILL NUMBER:S656

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to fishing
events as rehabilitation for members of the United States armed forces

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill would allow the Department
of Environmental Conservation to designate organized fishing events
that provide physical and emotional rehabilitation for current and
former Members of the Armed Services.

JUSTIFICATION:
In addition to the sport fishing clinics which are
already authorized in statute, this bill would allow the Department
of Environmental Conservation to designate organized fishing events
that provide physical and emotional rehabilitation for current and
former Members of the Armed Services. Those participating in these
events would not have to obtain a fishing license.

This bill seeks to provide the Department of Environmental
Conservation with the flexibility to designate fishing events for
both our veterans and active duty Members of the Armed Services. By
doing this it will allow our current and former military personnel
with the chance to relax and unwind while enjoying one of New York
State's great outdoor activities - fishing. This is the least we can
do for all of those who have courageously served and continue to
serve in the military.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.7041 of 2009-10

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                   656

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- 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 fish-
  ing events as rehabilitation for members of the  United  States  armed
  forces

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 16 of  section  11-0305  of  the  environmental
conservation  law,  as  added  by chapter 292 of the laws of 1996 and as
renumbered by section 2 of part F of chapter 82 of the laws of 2002,  is
amended to read as follows:
  16. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, to authorize no
more than four free sport fishing clinics in each year for each separate
administrative  region  of the department, provided however that nothing
in this subdivision shall preclude the department from conducting  addi-
tional  free sport fishing clinics during free sport fishing days desig-
nated by the commissioner pursuant to subdivision [fifteen] FOURTEEN  of
this  section.  A  free  sport  fishing clinic shall include, but not be
limited to, instruction provided  by  employees  of  the  department  in
recreational  angling,  including  its benefits and values, and may also
include instruction and other information relevant to  an  understanding
of  fisheries  management,  ethics  and  aquatic ecology and habitat. No
license is required to take fish by angling  while  participating  in  a
fishing  clinic  conducted by the department that has been designated by
the commissioner as a free sport fishing clinic. Such clinics  shall  be
implemented  in  a  manner  determined by the department to best provide
public notice thereof and to maximize public participation  therein,  so
as  to promote the recreational opportunities afforded by sport fishing.
FURTHER, THE COMMISSIONER MAY DESIGNATE ADDITIONAL FISHING EVENTS ORGAN-
IZED THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT THAT PROVIDE PHYSICAL OR EMOTIONAL REHABILI-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03515-01-1

S. 656                              2

TATION FOR VETERANS OR ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS OF THE ARMED  FORCES  OF  THE
UNITED  STATES. NO LICENSE SHALL BE REQUIRED FOR SUCH VETERANS OR ACTIVE
DUTY MEMBERS TO TAKE  FISH  BY  ANGLING  WHILE  PARTICIPATING  IN  THESE
EVENTS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Co-Sponsors

S656A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4263A
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-0305, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7041, A10112

S656A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Authorizes DEC to designate additional fishing events as rehabilitation for armed forces veterans or active members.

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BILL NUMBER:S656A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to fishing
events as rehabilitation for members of the United States armed forces

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill would allow the Department of Environmental Conservation to
designate organized fishing events that provide physical and
emotional rehabilitation for current and former Members of the Armed
Services.

JUSTIFICATION:
In addition to the Sport fishing clinics which are already authorized
in statute, this bill would allow the Department of Environmental
Conservation to designate organized fishing events that provide
physical and emotional rehabilitation for current and former Members
of the Armed Services. Those participating in these events would not
have to obtain a fishing license.

This bill seeks to provide the Department of Environmental
Conservation with the flexibility to designate fishing events for
both our veterans and active duty Members of the Armed Services. By
doing this it will allow our current and former military personnel
with the chance to relax and unwind while enjoying one of New York
State's great outdoor activities - fishing. This is the least we can
do for all of those who have courageously served and continue to
serve in the military.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.7041 of 2009-10

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                 656--A
    Cal. No. 11

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  VALESKY,  BALL, RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
  mental Conservation -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered
  to first and second report, ordered to  a  third  reading,  passed  by
  Senate  and  delivered  to  the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered,
  restored to third reading, amended and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining
  its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to fish-
  ing  events  as  rehabilitation for members of the United States armed
  forces

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  16  of  section 11-0305 of the environmental
conservation law, as added by chapter 292 of the laws  of  1996  and  as
renumbered  by section 2 of part F of chapter 82 of the laws of 2002, is
amended to read as follows:
  16. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, to authorize no
more than four free sport fishing clinics in each year for each separate
administrative region of the department, provided however  that  nothing
in  this subdivision shall preclude the department from conducting addi-
tional free sport fishing clinics during free sport fishing days  desig-
nated  by the commissioner pursuant to subdivision [fifteen] FOURTEEN of
this section. A free sport fishing clinic  shall  include,  but  not  be
limited  to,  instruction  provided  by  employees  of the department in
recreational angling, including its benefits and values,  and  may  also
include  instruction  and other information relevant to an understanding
of fisheries management, ethics and  aquatic  ecology  and  habitat.  No
license  is  required  to  take fish by angling while participating in a
fishing clinic conducted by the department that has been  designated  by
the  commissioner  as a free sport fishing clinic. Such clinics shall be

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03515-03-1

S. 656--A                           2

implemented in a manner determined by the  department  to  best  provide
public  notice  thereof and to maximize public participation therein, so
as to promote the recreational opportunities afforded by sport  fishing.
FURTHER, THE COMMISSIONER MAY DESIGNATE ADDITIONAL FISHING EVENTS ORGAN-
IZED THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT THAT PROVIDE PHYSICAL OR EMOTIONAL REHABILI-
TATION  FOR  VETERANS,  AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION THREE
HUNDRED FIFTY OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW, OR ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS OF THE  ARMED
FORCES  OF THE UNITED STATES, AS DEFINED IN 10 U.S.C. SECTION 101(D)(1).
NO LICENSE SHALL BE REQUIRED FOR SUCH VETERANS OR ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS TO
TAKE FISH BY ANGLING WHILE PARTICIPATING IN THESE EVENTS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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