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AB1893 Summary:

BILL NO    A01893 

SAME AS    SAME AS UNI. S01590

SPONSOR    Thiele

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Amd S13-0347, En Con L

Allows the use of spears, spearguns and underwater guns in commercial and
recreational bass fishing.
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AB1893 Text:

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

           S. 1590                                                  A. 1893

                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                             S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                                   January 13, 2015
                                      ___________

       IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
         ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental
         Conservation

       IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred
         to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

       AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
         use  of  spears,  spearguns  or  underwater  guns  in recreational and
         commercial bass fishing

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

    1    Section  1.  Section  13-0347 of the environmental conservation law is
    2  amended by adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
    3    5. THE TAKING OF STRIPED BASS BY  THE  USE  OF  SPEARS,  SPEARGUNS  OR
    4  UNDERWATER  GUNS  SHALL  BE  AUTHORIZED  FOR RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL
    5  PURPOSES.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, "SPEARGUN" AND  "UNDER-
    6  WATER GUN" MEANS ANY SPEARGUN THAT STORES POTENTIAL ENERGY PROVIDED FROM
    7  THE  SPEARFISHER'S  MUSCLES  ONLY  AND IS USED WHILE SUBMERGED UNDER THE
    8  WATER. SUCH GUN MAY ONLY RELEASE THAT AMOUNT OF ENERGY  THAT  THE  DIVER
    9  HAS PROVIDED TO IT FROM SUCH DIVER'S OWN MUSCLES. COMMON TEMPORARY ENER-
   10  GY  STORING  DEVICES FOR SPEARGUNS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
   11  RUBBER BANDS, SPRINGS, AND SEALED AIR CHAMBERS.
   12    S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD03078-01-5
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