MODIFY FOR-HIRE LICENSE LOGBOOK REQUIREMENT.

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 374 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 24, 2015
AN ACT TO REPEAL THE REQUIREMENT THAT A HOLDER OF A FOR‑HIRE COASTAL RECREATIONAL FISHING LICENSE SUBMIT A LOGBOOK SUMMARIZING CATCH AND EFFORT STATISTICAL DATA, TO DIRECT THE DIVISION OF MARINE FISHERIES TO STUDY THE ADVISABILITY OF REQUIRING THE SUBMISSION OF CATCH AND EFFORT STATISTICAL DATA; TO FORBID THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES FROM ENTERING INTO A JOINT ENFORCEMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE; AND TO DIRECT THE DIVISION OF MARINE FISHERIES TO STUDY THE JOINT ENFORCEMENT AGREEMENT.
Intro. by Cook.

Status: Ch. SL 2015-201 (Senate Action) (Aug 5 2015)

SOG comments (2):

Update Long Title

Senate committee substitute to 1st edition changed long title.  Long title was AN ACT TO MAKE VOLUNTARY THE REQUIREMENT THAT A HOLDER OF A FOR-HIRE COMMERCIAL RECREATIONAL FISHING LICENSE MAINTAIN A LOGBOOK SUMMARIZING CATCH AND EFFORT STATISTICAL DATA, AND TO DELAY IMPLEMENTATION TO ALLOW THE DIVISION OF MARINE FISHERIES TO CONDUCT A STAKEHOLDER INPUT AND EDUCATION PROCESS.

Long Title Change

House amendment to the 2nd edition made changes to the long title. The original title was as follows:

AN ACT TO MAKE VOLUNTARY THE REQUIREMENT THAT A HOLDER OF A FOR‑HIRE COASTAL RECREATIONAL FISHING LICENSE MAINTAIN A LOGBOOK SUMMARIZING CATCH AND EFFORT STATISTICAL DATA, TO DELAY IMPLEMENTATION TO ALLOW THE DIVISION OF MARINE FISHERIES TO CONDUCT A STAKEHOLDER INPUT AND EDUCATION PROCESS, AND TO FORBID THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES FROM ENTERING INTO A JOINT ENFORCEMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE.

Bill History:

S 374/S.L. 2015-201

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Aug 10 2015 - More information

    AN ACT TO REPEAL THE REQUIREMENT THAT A HOLDER OF A FOR‑HIRE COASTAL RECREATIONAL FISHING LICENSE SUBMIT A LOGBOOK SUMMARIZING CATCH AND EFFORT STATISTICAL DATA, TO DIRECT THE DIVISION OF MARINE FISHERIES TO STUDY THE ADVISABILITY OF REQUIRING THE SUBMISSION OF CATCH AND EFFORT STATISTICAL DATA; TO FORBID THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES FROM ENTERING INTO A JOINT ENFORCEMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE; AND TO DIRECT THE DIVISION OF MARINE FISHERIES TO STUDY THE JOINT ENFORCEMENT AGREEMENT. Enacted August 5, 2015. Effective August 5, 2015.


  • Summary date: Jul 22 2015 - More information

    House amendment makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Amends the long title.

    Deletes all of the substantive provisions of the previous edition and replaces it with the following.

    Repeals GS 113-174.3(e), concerning the submission of logbooks for the collection of specified statistical data to the Division of Marine Fisheries (Division) by commercial recreational fishing license holders. 

    Directs the Division to study the advisability of requiring for-hire coastal recreational fishing license holders to submit logbooks that summarize catch and effort statistical data. Also requires consultation with advisory groups as specified. Requires the Division to submit its report to the Environmental Review Commission no later than January 15, 2016. 

    Amends GS 113-224, making a technical change. 

    Makes a conforming repeal of GS 128-1.1(c2).

    Requires the Division to conduct a 12-month implementation process to seek input from stakeholders concerning the impacts, costs, and benefits of a joint enforcement agreement with the National Marine Fisheries Service of the United States Department of Commerce. The process must also include the establishment of a stakeholder advisory group, as specified. Requires the Division to report to the Environmental Review Commission no later than October 15, 2016.


  • Summary date: Apr 21 2015 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition. Makes technical and clarifying changes. Amends who must be included in the stakeholder advisory group.

    Amends GS 113-224 to prohibit (was, allow) the Fisheries Director, or designee, from entering into an agreement with the National Marine Fisheries Service allowing the Division of Marine Fisheries inspectors to accept delegation of law enforcement powers over matters within the National Marine Fisheries Service's jurisdiction.

    Makes a conforming repeal of GS 128-1.1(c2).

    Amends the act's long title.


  • Summary date: Mar 24 2015 - More information

    Amends GS 113-174.3(e) to make it voluntary for a for-hire commercial recreational fishing license holder to submit to the Division of Marine Fisheries (Division) in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources logbooks summarizing catch and effort statistical data (previously, the submission of logbooks was required).

    Amends Section 14.8(ab) of SL 2013-360 to establish that the effective date for the above change to a voluntary submission of logbooks is effective January 1, 2016.

    Requires the Division, prior to the implementation of the logbook requirements, to conduct a 12-month implementation process to include input from stakeholders and public workshops to provide education for those subject to the requirement. The process must also include the establishment of a stakeholder advisory group, as specified. Requires the Division to review and provide written responses to issues raised by the advisory group as well as to report to the Environmental Review Commission no later than January 15, 2016, concerning the implementation process as required above. 


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