|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 12, 2012||
|Jul 06, 2012||
delivered to governor
|May 30, 2012||
returned to senate
ordered to third reading cal.678
substituted for a10202
|May 07, 2012||
referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
|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
senate Bill S6776Signed By Governor
Relates to free sport fishing clinics
Archive: Last Bill Status - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
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May 7, 2012 - floor VoteS6776610floor61Aye0Nay0Absent0Excused0Abstained
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Floor Vote: May 7, 2012aye (61)
Apr 26, 2012 - Environmental Conservation committee VoteS6776140committee14Aye0Nay0Aye with Reservations0Absent0Excused0Abstained
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S6776 - Bill Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §11-0305, En Con L
S6776 - Bill Texts
Expands provisions permitting free sport fishing clinics and permits instruction to be provided by an agent designated by the DEC.
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TITLE OF BILL:
to amend the
environmental conservation law,
in relation to free sport fishing
PURPOSE OF THE BILL:
The bill would provide additional educational opportunities for
fishing without a license.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill would amend Environmental Conservation Law
("ECL") § 11-0305(16) to expand the Department of Environmental
Conservation's ("DEC") authority to conduct free sport fishing
clinics and to authorize DEC to designate entities, in addition to
DEC employees, to conduct such clinics.
Section 2 of the bill provides for an immediate effective date.
DEC has authority to hold free fishing days pursuant to ECL
§11-0305(14). DEC employees are authorized to conduct up to four
sport fishing clinics per DEC region pursuant to ECL § 11-0305(16).
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.
STATEMENT IN SUPPORT:
DEC conducts fishing clinics to help introduce individuals and
families to recreational angling. These clinics help connect New
York's citizens to nature, as well as provide instruction to novices
seeking to learn how to fish. For clinics designated as free sport
fishing clinics by DEC, participants are not required to have a
fishing license. Current authority limits to four the number of free
sport fishing clinics that may be held annually per DEC region, and
specifies that DEC employees must provide at least part of the
instruction at the events.
This bill would authorize DEC to expand the number of free sport
fishing clinics that may be conducted annually, allowing additional
people to be introduced to recreational angling without having to
purchase fishing licenses if the clinic is held on a fresh water
body. Similarly, if the clinic is held in the marine district, the
participant would not be required to sign up for the recreational
marine fishing registration to participate in the clinic. The bill
would also dispense
with the requirement that DEC staff provide the actual instruction and
allow organizations designated by DEC to conduct free sport fishing
clinics. Clinics conducted by such organizations in such a manner
would be undertaken pursuant to guidelines established by DEC.
It is possible that additional fishing license revenues and associated
expenditures will accrue if clinic participants introduced to
recreational angling via these clinics take up angling as an
individual or family activity.
This bill would take effect immediately.
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S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6776 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 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 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 license OR RECREATIONAL MARINE FISHING REGISTRATION is required to take 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. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14251-01-2
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