senate Bill S1590

2015-2016 Legislative Session

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

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
Jun 25, 2015 committed to rules
May 11, 2015 advanced to third reading
May 06, 2015 2nd report cal.
May 05, 2015 1st report cal.534
Jan 13, 2015 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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May 5, 2015 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S1590
9
3
committee
9
Aye
3
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: May 5, 2015

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S1590 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1893
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง13-0347, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5684, A8288
2013-2014: S3059, A3890
2017-2018: S4817, A6312
2019-2020: S3713, A5506

S1590 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S1590 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1590 (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

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