|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 22, 2013||
|May 10, 2013||
delivered to governor
|May 07, 2013||
returned to senate
ordered to third reading cal.277
substituted for a6905
|Apr 24, 2013||
referred to environmental conservation
|Apr 23, 2013||
delivered to assembly
|Apr 22, 2013||
advanced to third reading
|Apr 17, 2013||
2nd report cal.
|Apr 16, 2013||
1st report cal.289
|Mar 14, 2013||
referred to environmental conservation
senate Bill S4220Signed By Governor
Authorizes DEC to manage whelk and conch
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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Jun 4, 2013 - Environmental Conservation committee VoteS4220101committee10Aye1Nay1Aye with Reservations0Absent0Excused0Abstained
Apr 23, 2013 - floor VoteS4220611floor61Aye1Nay0Absent1Excused0Abstained
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Floor Vote: Apr 23, 2013aye (61)
Apr 16, 2013 - Environmental Conservation committee VoteS4220101committee10Aye1Nay1Aye with Reservations0Absent0Excused0Abstained
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S4220 - Bill Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §13-0330, En Con L
S4220 - Bill Texts
Extends authorization to DEC to manage whelk and conch.
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TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to extending the authority of the department of environmental
conservation to manage whelk and conch
The bill would extend the authority of the Department of Environmental
Conservation (DEC) to manage whelk and conch.
Summary of provisions:
Section 1 of the bill would amend Environmental Conservation Law (ECL)
§ 13-0330(6) § 13-0330(6) to extend, until December 31, 2015, the
authority of DEC to fix by regulation measures for the management of
whelk and conch.
Section 2 of the bill provides that the bill would take effect
ECL § 13-0330 grants DEC regulatory authority, until December 31,
2013, for the management of whelk.
Statement in support:
The depletion of the lobster population in Long Island has resulted in
a sharp increase in the demand for whelk and conch licenses, as well
as an increase in the taking of other carnivorous snails, including
moon snails. This increase has raised concerns with regard to the
stability of the population of carnivorous snails. A recent Long
Island Sound Trawl Survey conducted by the Connecticut Department of
Energy and Environmental Protection shows a decrease in the weight of
conch in the Long Island Sound which, in turn, indicates that the
species is currently being over-harvested. Extending DEC's authority
to regulate whelk and conch is essential to maintaining the population
and ensuring a robust number for future harvests.
Prior Legislative history:
DEC's regulatory authority to manage whelk was last extended by
Chapter 420 of the Laws of 2011.
Budget implications: None.
Local Impact: None
Effective Date: The bill would take effect immediately.
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S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4220 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 14, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ZELDIN -- (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 extending the authority of the department of environmental conserva- tion to manage whelk and conch THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 6 of section 13-0330 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 420 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: 6. The department may, until December thirty-first, two thousand [thirteen] FIFTEEN, fix by regulation measures for the management of whelk or conch (Busycon spp.), including size limits, catch and possession limits, open and closed seasons, closed areas, restrictions on the manner of taking and landing, requirements for permits and eligi- bility therefor, recordkeeping requirements, requirements on the amount and type of fishing effort and gear, and requirements relating to trans- portation, possession and sale, provided that such regulations are no less restrictive than requirements set forth in this chapter and provided further that such regulations are consistent with the compli- ance requirements of applicable fishery management plans adopted by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and with applicable provisions of fishery management plans adopted pursuant to the Federal Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. S 1800 et seq.). S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08958-02-3
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