senate Bill S1173

Provides for local waterfront revitalization plans and programs

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 27 / Jan / 2009
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3330
Versions:
S1173
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Canal Law

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S1173

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the canal law and the public authorities law, in
relation to local waterfront revitalization plans and programs


PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL :
To include the Secretary of State as a voting member of the Canal
Recreationway Commission and to encourage local governments to prepare
local water front revitalization plans and programs. Such
encouragement may include the provision of financial assistance to
prepare and implement such plans and programs.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS :
Amends paragraphs a and c of subdivision 1 of section 138-a of the
canal law. Amends subdivision 4 of section 138-b of canal law and
creates a new subdivision 8. Adds a new paragraph (c) to subdivision 1
of section 384 of the public authorities law.

JUSTIFICATION :
The Department of State is responsible for the administration of the
State's coastal and inland waterways program. A major component of
this is the revitalization of municipal waterfronts. It therefore
seems sensible that the Secretary of State, who is presently a
non-voting member of the commission. should be included as a full
voting member of the commission.

The Canal Recreationway Commission was created to undertake the
rehabilitation of the State's canal system, which in turn, impacts
municipalities on its course. Communities so impacted will likely
benefit from rehabilitation and would therefore be encouraged to
develop plans for their respective municipalities.

The Canal Recreationway Commission is to encourage municipalities
along the course of the Canal Recreationway to develop waterfront
revitalization programs and authorized to provide financing for
preparation and implementation of revitalization projects. This
collaboration between local municipalities and the State produces a
net benefit for both.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
1997-98: A.3487, Ways & Means
1999-00: A.3177, Tourism/S.1835 - Transportation.
2001-02: A.4866, Tourism
2003-04: A.3166, Tourism
2005-06: A.6379, Tourism
2007-08: A.9587. Transportation/S.4961, Tourism, Arts and Sports
Development

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
Immediately.
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