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Old 01-29-2010, 12:22 PM
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Default Re: Stripers Forever Hudson River Action alert

S4948 the Senate bill
As mentioned, A4112 has already passed the Assembly.

S4948, the Senate bill, is up for a vote Feb 23, 2010.

Here's a copy of the bill:


STATUS:


S4948 ~THOMPSON ~~Same as A 4112 ~Brodsky (MS)~


Environmental Conservation Law


TITLE....Prohibits the taking of striped bass from the Hudson river for commercial purposes



04/27/09


REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION


05/05/09


REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO CODES


01/06/10


REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION







BILL TEXT:




STATE OF NEW YORK


__________________________________________________ ______________________



4948



2009-2010 Regular Sessions



IN SENATE



April 27, 2009


___________



Introduced by Sen. THOMPSON -- 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


prohibiting the taking of striped bass from the Hudson river for


commercial purposes; and providing for the repeal of such provisions


upon expiration thereof



The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-


bly, do enact as follows:



1 Section 1. Section 11-1321 of the environmental conservation law is


2 amended by adding a new subdivision 10 to read as follows:


3 10. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,


4 the taking of striped bass for commercial purposes from the Hudson river


5 is prohibited. Striped bass unintentionally taken contrary to any


6 provision of this article shall be returned to the water at once without


7 unnecessary injury.


8 (b) For purposes of this subdivision: (i) "Hudson river" means the


9 Hudson river from the George Washington bridge in New York city to the


10 federal dam at Troy, and tributary waters of that section of the river


11 from the tributary's mouth upstream to the first falls or other barrier


12 impassable to fish; and (ii) "taking of striped bass for commercial


13 purposes" means the taking of such fish, by any means, for purposes of


14 purchasing, selling, trading, or bartering such fish or offering or


15 exposing such fish for purchase, sale, trade, or barter.


16 (c) Nothing in this subdivision shall be deemed to prohibit the lawful


17 taking of striped bass by angling for recreational purposes.


18 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after


19 it shall have become a law; provided, however that the amendments made


20 by section one of this act shall expire and be deemed repealed April 1,


21 2013. Effective immediately any rules and regulations necessary for the


22 timely implementation of this act on its effective date may be promul-


23 gated on or before such date.



EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


[] is old law to be omitted.


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