assembly Bill A1893

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Allows the use of spears, spearguns and underwater guns in commercial and recreational bass fishing

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 13, 2015 referred to environmental conservation

A1893 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1590
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง13-0347, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A8288, S5684
2013-2014: A3890, S3059
2017-2018: A6312, S4817
2019-2020: A5506, S3713

A1893 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows the use of spears, spearguns and underwater guns in commercial and recreational bass fishing.

A1893 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 1590                                                  A. 1893

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

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

                            January 13, 2015
                               ___________

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
  use  of  spears,  spearguns  or  underwater  guns  in recreational and
  commercial bass fishing

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

  Section  1.  Section  13-0347 of the environmental conservation law is
amended by adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5. THE TAKING OF STRIPED BASS BY  THE  USE  OF  SPEARS,  SPEARGUNS  OR
UNDERWATER  GUNS  SHALL  BE  AUTHORIZED  FOR RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL
PURPOSES.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, "SPEARGUN" AND  "UNDER-
WATER GUN" MEANS ANY SPEARGUN THAT STORES POTENTIAL ENERGY PROVIDED FROM
THE  SPEARFISHER'S  MUSCLES  ONLY  AND IS USED WHILE SUBMERGED UNDER THE
WATER. SUCH GUN MAY ONLY RELEASE THAT AMOUNT OF ENERGY  THAT  THE  DIVER
HAS PROVIDED TO IT FROM SUCH DIVER'S OWN MUSCLES. COMMON TEMPORARY ENER-
GY  STORING  DEVICES FOR SPEARGUNS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
RUBBER BANDS, SPRINGS, AND SEALED AIR CHAMBERS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03078-01-5