A good candidate for "weird laws."
New York regulates how many fishing rods you can use at one time.
This has to do with concerns about overfishing.
Thanks to a law authored by Assemblywoman Addie Russell, D-Theresa, and signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo today, you'll now be able to use three fishing rods at once when you're fishing in fresh water. (State Sen. Tom Libous was also part of the effort.)
Environmental law had previously stated that you could use two rods.
“We want our sport fishermen and women to have exciting trips so they keep coming back to our region,” Mrs. Russell said in a news release. “Allowing a third rod helps our charter operations ensure they will have an exciting outing."
The law is set to expire at the end so the parties can take another look and make sure the law is working right to ensure that there are, indeed, plenty of fish in the sea.