senate Bill S6982A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Extends the authority of the department of environmental conservation to manage the American eel

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  • Introduced
  • 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
Jul 22, 2014 signed chap.160
Jul 11, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 02, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
May 20, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 19, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 14, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 13, 2014 1st report cal.629
May 06, 2014 print number 6982a
amend and recommit to environmental conservation
May 29, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.728
substituted for a9429
Apr 11, 2014 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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May 13, 2014 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S6982A
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committee
12
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: May 13, 2014

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Bill Amendments

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S6982 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9429
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13-0339-a, En Con L

S6982 - Bill Texts

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Extends the authority of the department of environmental conservation to manage the American eel.

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BILL NUMBER:S6982

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 American eel

Purpose of the Bill:

This bill would extend the authority of the Department of
Environmental Conservation (DEC) to manage American Eel.

Summary of Provisions:

Section 1 of the bill would amend Environmental Conservation Law (ECL)
§ 13-0339-a(1)(b) to extend, until December 31, 2018, DEC's authority
to fix by regulation measures for the management of American eel
(Anguilla rostrata).

Section 2 of the bill provides for an immediate effective date.

Existing Law:

ECL § 13-0339-a(1)(b) grants DEC regulatory authority for American eel
until December 31, 2014.

Prior Legislative History:

DEC's regulatory authority to manage American eel was last extended by
Chapter 290 of the Laws of 2011.

Statement in Support:

DEC's regulatory authority for American eel is necessary in order to
preserve the current regulatory program. Failure to extend the
existing regulatory authority by December 31, 2014 would result in the
loss of regulatory protection for this species.

The bill would extend DEC's regulatory authority for American Eel for
an additional four years and ensure that DEC continues to comply with
the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for American Eel adopted
by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission in 1999, and last
amended in 2013. ECL § 13-0105, which sets forth the State's marine
fisheries conservation and management policy, provides that one of the
State's objectives shall be that the management of the State's
transboundary and migratory species shall be consistent with any
interjurisdictional management plans, interstate or state-federal.
Moreover, failure to make necessary regulatory changes as may be
required by the FMP could result in the closure of New York's American
Eel fishery.

Budget Implications:

None.

Local Impact:

The bill would have no impact on local governments.


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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6982

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 11, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. MARTINS -- (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 American eel

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

  Section 1. Paragraph b of subdivision 1 of section  13-0339-a  of  the
environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 290 of the laws of
2011, is amended to read as follows:
  b.  American  eel (Anguilla rostrata) until December thirty-first, two
thousand [fourteen] EIGHTEEN,
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13955-01-4

S6982A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9429
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13-0339-a, En Con L

S6982A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Extends the authority of the department of environmental conservation to manage the American eel.

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BILL NUMBER:S6982A

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 American eel

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to extend
the Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) authority to
manage American eel.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would extend DEC's authority
to fix by regulation management measures for American eel in State
waters until December 31, 2016.

JUSTIFICATION: DEC's regulatory authority over American eel is
necessary in order to preserve the current regulatory program.
Failure to extend the existing regulatory authority by December 31,
2014, will result in the loss of regulatory protection of these
species. Moreover, regulatory authority is critical for New York State
to maintain compliance with Fishery Management Plans for important
marine and anadromous fish species along the coast. Failure to make
necessary regulatory changes required by Fishery Management Plans
places New York in jeopardy of closure of commercial and recreational
fisheries. Finally, ECL Section 13-0105, which sets forth the State's
marine fisheries conservation and management policy, provides that
this policy shall be carried out through achievement of certain
objectives. One of these objectives is that the state's transboundary
and migratory species shall be consistent with any interjurisdictional
management plans, interstate or state-federal. Regulatory authority
provides the mechanism to react timely to the ever changing fishery
management plans.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: Last extended by Chapter 290 of the Laws of
2011.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 6982--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 11, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  extending the authority of the department of  environmental  conserva-
  tion to manage American eel

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

  Section 1. Paragraph b of subdivision 1 of section  13-0339-a  of  the
environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 290 of the laws of
2011, is amended to read as follows:
  b.  American  eel (Anguilla rostrata) until December thirty-first, two
thousand [fourteen] SIXTEEN,
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13955-03-4

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