assembly Bill A7135

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the trout stocking practices of the department of environmental conservation

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.


view actions (2)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to environmental conservation
Apr 10, 2019 referred to environmental conservation


A7135 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §11-0508, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A6136, S4083

A7135 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires regulations and the implementation of a trout stocking pilot program across the state.

A7135 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 10, 2019

Introduced  by M. of A. WOERNER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to trout
  stocking practices of the department of environmental conservation


  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "healthy coldwater fisheries act".
  § 2. Legislative findings. 1. New York state has a rich history  as  a
freshwater  sports  fishing  destination. In particular, coldwater trout
fisheries, such as the West branch of the Ausable river and the  Beaver-
kill  river, are cited as birthplaces of modern trout fishing.  Further-
more, New York has the second highest number of anglers  in  the  United
States.  Our  state's  fisheries generate $2.7 billion in revenues, each
  2. Climate change and habitat degradation pose imminent threats to the
viability of these fisheries and  the  local  economies  dependent  upon
them.    Specifically,  increases  in peak water temperatures cause fish
mortality, and over time, marginalize once-viable trout habitat.
  3. Current state hatchery stocking practices have not kept  pace  with
other  states  in  the  northeastern  United States, whom have developed
brood stocks of trout from holdover  and  wild  stream-bred  trout  with
higher thermal tolerances. As a result, many in-state fishermen increas-
ingly seek out-of-state fishing opportunities.
  4.  Modernizing trout stocking practices would likely decrease burdens
on state hatcheries, by producing trout with greater survival character-
  5. Under the aegis of the department  of  environmental  conservation,
there  is  merit  and value in establishing modern hatchery practices to
ensure the future health of our coldwater fisheries.

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