senate Bill S3884A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Limits the taking of sharks to the use of non-stainless non-offset circle hooks

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 23, 2014 signed chap.378
Sep 11, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 09, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.64
substituted for a5421a
Jun 03, 2014 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 28, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 21, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 20, 2014 1st report cal.807
Jan 31, 2014 print number 3884a
amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
Apr 22, 2013 advanced to third reading
Apr 17, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 16, 2013 1st report cal.287
Feb 26, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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May 20, 2014 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S3884A
12
0
committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: May 20, 2014

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Jun 4, 2013 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S3884
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jun 4, 2013

Apr 16, 2013 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S3884
7
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committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Apr 16, 2013

Bill Amendments

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S3884 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5421A
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13-0338, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S3884

S3884 - Bill Texts

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Limits the taking of sharks to the use of non-stainless non-offset circle hooks.

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BILL NUMBER:S3884

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to the taking of sharks; and providing for the repeal of such
provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To limit the taking the sharks to the
use of non-stainless steel non-offset circle hooks.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 13-0338 of the Environmental
Conservation Law is amended by adding a new subdivision 5 relating to
provide that sharks, excluding spiny dogfish, shall not be taken for
commercial or recreational purposes by baited hooking except with the
use of non-stainless steel non-offset circle hooks. Further, no person
shall conduct, sponsor or participate in any shark tournament unless
the rules and regulations require the exclusive use of non-stainless
steel non-offset circle hooks.

JUSTIFICATION: Several species of sharks are endangered and many more
are threatened as populations worldwide are dwindling. Further
protection of sharks is needed. A circle hook is a fishing hook by
which the point is turned perpendicular to the shank to form a
circular shape. Scientific studies predict higher survival rates for
released fish when circle hooks and catch-and-release techniques are
used, as circle hooks are more likely to hook a fish in the mouth
rather than the gut. Circle hooks are easier to remove than the
typically used J hook, and can reduce the potential harm to fish.
Non-stainless hooks further enhance survival rates as they dissolve in
the digestive system, especially in large predator fish like sharks.
This bill would protect shark species and well as the traditional
shark-fishing sport.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Legislation, 2013.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall
expire and be deemed repealed December 31, 2015.

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

    S. 3884                                                  A. 5421

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            February 26, 2013
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental
  Conservation

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
  taking of sharks; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon
  expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Section 13-0338 of the environmental  conservation  law  is
amended by adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5.  SHARKS, EXCLUDING SPINY DOGFISH, SHALL NOT BE TAKEN FOR COMMERCIAL
OR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES BY  BAITED  HOOKING  EXCEPT  WITH  THE  USE  OF
NON-STAINLESS  STEEL  NON-OFFSET  CIRCLE  HOOKS.  IN ADDITION, NO PERSON
SHALL CONDUCT, SPONSOR OR PARTICIPATE IN  ANY  SHARK  TOURNAMENT  UNLESS
SAID  TOURNAMENT'S  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS REQUIRE THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF
NON-STAINLESS STEEL NON-OFFSET CIRCLE HOOKS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  and  be
deemed repealed December 31, 2015.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08441-02-3

S3884A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5421A
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13-0338, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S3884

S3884A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Limits the taking of sharks to the use of non-stainless non-offset circle hooks.

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BILL NUMBER:S3884A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to the taking of sharks; and providing for the repeal of such
provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE:

To limit the taking the sharks to the use of non-stainless steel non-
offset circle hooks.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 13-0338 of the Environmental Conservation Law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 5 relating to provide that sharks, excluding
spiny dogfish, shall not be taken for commercial or recreational
purposes by baited hooking except with the use of non-stainless steel
non-offset circle hooks. Further, no person shall conduct, sponsor or
participate in any shark tournament unless the rules and regulations
require that exclusive use of non-stainless steel non-offset circle
hooks.

JUSTIFICATION:

Several species of sharks are endangered and many more are threatened as
populations worldwide are dwindling. Further protection of sharks is
needed. A circle hook is a fishing hook by which the point is turned
perpendicular to the shank to form a circular shape. Scientific studies
predict higher survival rates for released fish when circle hooks and
catch-and-release techniques are used, as circle hooks are more likely
to hook a fish in the mouth rather than the gut. Circle hooks are easier
to remove than the typically used J hook and can reduce the potential
harm to fish. Non-stainless hooks further enhance survival rates as they
dissolve in the digestive system, especially in large predator fish like
sharks. This bill would protect shark species as well as the traditional
shark-fishing sport.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New legislation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed
repealed December 31, 2016.

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

    S. 3884--A                                            A. 5421--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            February 26, 2013
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental
  Conservation  -- recommitted to the Committee on Environmental Conser-
  vation  in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Environmental Conservation -- recommitted  to  the
  Committee  on  Environmental  Conservation in accordance with Assembly
  Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
  taking of sharks; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon
  expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Section  13-0338 of the environmental conservation law is
amended by adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5. SHARKS, EXCLUDING SPINY DOGFISH, SHALL NOT BE TAKEN FOR  COMMERCIAL
OR  RECREATIONAL  PURPOSES  BY  BAITED  HOOKING  EXCEPT  WITH THE USE OF
NON-STAINLESS STEEL NON-OFFSET CIRCLE  HOOKS.  IN  ADDITION,  NO  PERSON
SHALL  CONDUCT,  SPONSOR  OR  PARTICIPATE IN ANY SHARK TOURNAMENT UNLESS
SAID TOURNAMENT'S RULES AND REGULATIONS REQUIRE  THE  EXCLUSIVE  USE  OF
NON-STAINLESS STEEL NON-OFFSET CIRCLE HOOKS.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed December 31, 2016.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08441-03-4

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