senate Bill S5021

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to environmental conservation
Jun 20, 2019 recommitted to rules
Jun 03, 2019 ordered to third reading cal.1145
committee discharged and committed to rules
Apr 09, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Apr 03, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Jun 3, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S5021
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 9, 2019 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S5021
9
0
committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Apr 9, 2019

aye wr (2)

S5021 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7135
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §11-0508, En Con L

S5021 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S5021 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5021 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5021

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 3, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. METZGER -- 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 trout
  stocking practices of the department of environmental conservation

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

  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
year.
  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-
istics.
  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.
                                                           LBD11047-02-9

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