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  • NJ A3989
  • Allows use of stand-up paddleboards for fishing on lakes in wildlife management areas.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would allow a person to use a stand-up paddleboard to fish on any lake located in a wildlife management area, provided the person abides by all other applicable federal and State rules and regulations. This bill defines a stand-up paddleboard as a board that is thicker and longer than a traditional surfboard, designed to be operated from a standing or kneeling position, and propelled by using a long paddle. This bill responds to a circumstance in which a stand-up paddleboarder was stopped on a lake in a wildlife management area by a conservation officer because regulations do not mention a paddleboard as a permissible fishing vessel on such lakes. Kayaks and canoes are permitted, however. But since the use of a stand-up paddleboard has not been clearly defined in regulation, it was not allowed. This bill would correct that oversight.
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee  (on 6/23/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
6/23/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
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