senate Bill S6776

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to free sport fishing clinics

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 12, 2012 signed chap.103
Jul 06, 2012 delivered to governor
May 30, 2012 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.678
substituted for a10202
May 07, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 01, 2012 advanced to third reading
Apr 30, 2012 2nd report cal.
Apr 26, 2012 1st report cal.597
Mar 21, 2012 referred to environmental conservation

S6776 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-0305, En Con L

S6776 - Summary

Expands provisions permitting free sport fishing clinics and permits instruction to be provided by an agent designated by the DEC.

S6776 - Sponsor Memo

S6776 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 21, 2012

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG -- (at request of the Department of Environ-
  mental Conservation) -- 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 free
  sport fishing clinics


  Section  1.  Subdivision  16  of  section 11-0305 of the environmental
conservation law, as amended by chapter 46  of  the  laws  of  2011,  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  conduct-
ing additional free sport fishing clinics during free sport fishing days
designated  by the commissioner pursuant to subdivision fourteen of this
section]. A free sport fishing clinic shall include, but not be  limited
to,  instruction provided by employees of the department OR ITS DESIGNEE
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
fish by angling while participating in a fishing clinic conducted by the
department  OR ITS DESIGNEE that has been designated by the commissioner
as a free sport  fishing  clinic.  Such  clinics  shall  be  implemented
CONSISTENT  WITH  DEPARTMENT STANDARDS AND 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 organized through the department that provide
physical or emotional rehabilitation for veterans, as defined in  subdi-
vision  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 OR RECREATIONAL MARINE  FISH-
ING  REGISTRATION  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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