senate Bill S4341

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the harvesting of Jonah crabs

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 24, 2021 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 22, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 10, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 09, 2021 1st report cal.339
Feb 03, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

S4341 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13-0331, En Con L

S4341 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the harvesting of Jonah crabs; provides a holder of a commercial crab permit shall not exceed the bycatch limit of Jonah crab unless they request a special permit.

S4341 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4341 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4341
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 3, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. KAMINSKY -- 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  the
   harvesting of Jonah crabs
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 1  of  section  13-0331  of  the  environmental
 conservation  law,  as  amended  by  chapter 447 of the laws of 2017, is
 amended and a new subdivision 1-a is added to read as follows:
   1. No person shall take crabs, including horseshoe crabs (Limulus sp.)
 for commercial purposes  without  first  obtaining  a  permit  from  the
 department.  For purposes of this subdivision, a presumption of "commer-
 cial purposes" shall be made wherein one takes or lands more than  fifty
 crabs  in  any  one day or sells or barters or offers for sale or barter
 any crabs he or she has taken.   A HOLDER OF A  COMMERCIAL  CRAB  PERMIT
 SHALL  NOT  EXCEED  THE  BYCATCH  LIMIT  OF  JONAH CRAB SPECIFIED BY THE
 DEPARTMENT. Permits shall be issued  to  individuals  only  but  may  be
 endorsed  for  use on a vessel, in which case it shall cover all persons
 on board such vessel.
   1-A. NOTWITHSTANDING SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, A HOLDER OF  ANY
 NEW YORK COMMERCIAL LOBSTER LICENSE MAY TAKE AND LAND JONAH CRAB (CANCER
 BOREALIS)  FOR  COMMERCIAL PURPOSES. JONAH CRAB HARVESTED BY CRAB PERMIT
 HOLDERS WHO CAN DEMONSTRATE A LANDINGS HISTORY ABOVE THE  BYCATCH  LIMIT
 PRIOR  TO  JUNE SECOND, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, DOCUMENTED BY EITHER STATE
 OR FEDERAL VESSEL TRIP REPORTS MAY REQUEST  A  SPECIAL  PERMIT  TO  TAKE
 JONAH  CRABS ABOVE THE BYCATCH LIMIT. JONAH CRABS HARVESTED BY ANY OTHER
 LEGAL METHOD FOR TAKING LOBSTERS OR CRABS SHALL COMPLY  WITH  THE  TAKE,
 LANDING,  AND  POSSESSION  LIMITS  PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS
 SECTION.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08810-01-1

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