New Bill Passed to Halt AIS in NY

     NY- A new law signed on September, 2, by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo requires all boaters within New York to take reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. "Before transportation or launch, the boater should first clean, drain and dry the boat, trailer, and any other exposed equipment of visible plant and animal matter, or have taken other reasonable measures to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species."   The law, going into effect September, 2015,  expires June 1, 2019, and is part of ongoing efforts by the government to manage invasive species.