Bill Text: NY S07996 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Extends the authority of the department of environmental conservation to manage lobster.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2018-12-21 - SIGNED CHAP.443 [S07996 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-S07996-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                    IN SENATE
                                     March 16, 2018
        Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE -- (at request of the Department of Environ-
          mental Conservation) -- 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
          extending the authority of the department of  environmental  conserva-
          tion  to manage American lobster; and to amend chapter 305 of the laws
          of 2013 amending the environmental conservation law, relating  to  the
          management of American lobster, in relation to the effectiveness ther-
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 16 of  section  13-0329  of  the  environmental
     2  conservation  law,  as  amended  by  chapter 132 of the laws of 2015, is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    16. The department may,  until  December  thirty-first,  two  thousand
     5  [eighteen]  twenty-one,  adopt  regulations  for  Atlantic States Marine
     6  Fisheries Commission Areas One, Two, Three, Four, Five, and  Outer  Cape
     7  Cod,   to  implement  conservation  measures  that  affect  landings  of
     8  lobsters, pursuant to  the  recommendations  of  the  respective  Area's
     9  Lobster Conservation Management Team as required by the Interstate Fish-
    10  ery  Management Plan for American Lobster adopted by the Atlantic States
    11  Marine Fisheries Commission.
    12    § 2. Section 6 of chapter 305 of the laws of 2013, amending the  envi-
    13  ronmental  conservation  law  relating  to  the  management  of American
    14  lobster, as amended by chapter 224 of the laws of 2016,  is  amended  to
    15  read as follows:
    16    §  6.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
    17  have become a law; provided that subdivision 17 of  section  13-0329  of
    18  the environmental conservation law, as added by section two of this act,
    19  shall expire and be deemed repealed December 31, [2018] 2021.
    20    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.