senate Bill S6988A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to extending the authority of the department of environmental conservation to manage fish

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  • In Committee
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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 22, 2014 signed chap.163
Jul 11, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 02, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
May 29, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.733
substituted for a9434
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.633
May 06, 2014 print number 6988a
amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Apr 11, 2014 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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May 13, 2014 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S6988A
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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: May 13, 2014

nay (1)

Bill Amendments

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S6988 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9434
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-1303, En Con L

S6988 - Bill Texts

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Relates to extending the authority of the department of environmental conservation to manage fish.

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BILL NUMBER:S6988

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 fish

Purpose of the Bill:

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

Summary of Provisions:

Section 1 of the bill would amend Environmental Conservation Law (ECL)
§ 11-1303 to extend, until December 31, 2018 DEC's authority to fix by
regulation measures for the management of fish, except marine species
regulated under ECL Article 13.

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

Existing Law:

ECL § 11-1303 grants DEC regulatory authority to manage fish until
December 31, 2014. Prior Legislative History: DEC's regulatory
authority to manage fish was last extended by Chapter 425 of the Laws
of 2011.

Statement in Support:

ECL § 11-0303 authorizes DEC to set open seasons, size and catch
limits, and the manner of taking of all species of fish, except marine
fish. If this authority is not extended beyond the current sunset date
of December 31, 2014, the existing regulations on the seasons, bag
limits, and manner of taking for freshwater fish would no longer be
enforceable and there would be no oversight of the taking of
freshwater fish in State waters. Extending DEC's authority to regulate
freshwater fish would ensure continuity in the protection of the
State's freshwater fish resources.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6988

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 11, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. GRISANTI -- (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 fish

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

  Section  1.  Section 11-1303 of the environmental conservation law, as
amended by chapter 425 of the laws  of  2011,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
S 11-1303. Open seasons, size and catch limits and manner of taking fish
             fixed by regulation.
  Notwithstanding  any  other  provision of this chapter, the department
may, until December thirty-first, two thousand [fourteen] EIGHTEEN,  fix
by  regulation  open seasons, size and catch limits and manner of taking
of all species of fish in all waters of the state,  except  marine  fish
named  in  subdivisions  2  and 3 of section 13-0339 of this chapter and
except to the extent that such open seasons, size and catch  limits  and
manner  of  taking are otherwise specifically provided for in article 13
of this chapter.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13958-01-4

S6988A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9434
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-1303, En Con L

S6988A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Relates to extending the authority of the department of environmental conservation to manage fish.

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BILL NUMBER:S6988A

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 fish

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

The purpose of this bill is to extend the Department of Environmental
Conservation's (DEC) authority to regulate fish.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

This bill would extend DEC's regulatory authority for fish in State
waters until December 31, 2016.

JUSTIFICATION:

ECL section 11-1303 authorizes DEC to set open seasons, size and catch
limits and manner of taking of all species of fish, except marine
fish. If this authority is not extended beyond the current sunset date
of December 31, 2014, the existing regulations on the seasons, manner
of taking, etc. for freshwater fish would no longer be enforceable and
there would be no oversight of the taking of freshwater fish in State
waters. By extending DEC's authority to regulate freshwater fish, this
bill would assure continuity of the protection of the State's fish
resources.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

Last extended by Chapter 425 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6988--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 11, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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 fish

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

  Section 1. Section 11-1303 of the environmental conservation  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  425  of  the  laws  of 2011, is amended to read as
follows:
S 11-1303. Open seasons, size and catch limits and manner of taking fish
             fixed by regulation.
  Notwithstanding any other provision of this  chapter,  the  department
may,  until  December thirty-first, two thousand [fourteen] SIXTEEN, fix
by regulation open seasons, size and catch limits and manner  of  taking
of  all  species  of fish in all waters of the state, except marine fish
named in subdivisions 2 and 3 of section 13-0339  of  this  chapter  and
except  to  the extent that such open seasons, size and catch limits and
manner of taking are otherwise specifically provided for in  article  13
of this chapter.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13958-03-4

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