senate Bill S1914

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Requires tourism promotion agencies seeking matching economic development funds to have a program to encourage visitation of state parks and historic sites

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor
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  • 14 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • 12 / Apr / 2011
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 15 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 15 / Jun / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1271
  • 15 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 15 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 15 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TOURISM, PARKS, ARTS AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT
  • 21 / Jun / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A5531
  • 21 / Jun / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.549
  • 21 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / Jun / 2011
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 05 / Aug / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 17 / Aug / 2011
    • VETOED MEMO.43

Summary

Requires tourism promotion agencies seeking matching economic development funds to have a program to encourage visitation of state parks and historic sites.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5531
Versions:
S1914
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Economic Development Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §164, Ec Dev L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S7163, A10121

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BILL NUMBER:S1914

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the economic development law, in relation to the provision of
matching funds to tourist promotion agencies for encouraging visitation
to state parks and historic sites

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To provide for tourism promotion
agencies to use matching funds for the promotion of visitation to
State parks and historic sites.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
This bill would require tourism
promotion agency matching funds to include promotion and visitation
to Sate parks and historic sites.

EFFECTS OF PRESENT LAW WHICH THIS BILL WOULD ALTER:
Currently, tourism
promotion agencies may use matching funds for the promotion of
tourist travel, resort, vacation, culture and convention activities,
and require that they are listed among local tourist destinations and
opportunities.

JUSTIFICATION:
The New York State Parks system was
the first of its
kind in the United States. By understanding the intrinsic value of
our state's natural beauty and historical significance, previous
generations of New Yorkers have made this pioneering spirit their
legacy. Now, we must also educate tourists and visitors of the
wonderful opportunities for education and entertainment at our State
parks and historic sites.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: Passed Senate & Assembly - Referred to Ways & Means

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:
Not applicable.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1914

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. SERRANO, PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs,
  Tourism, Parks and Recreation

AN ACT to amend  the  economic  development  law,  in  relation  to  the
  provision  of matching funds to tourist promotion agencies for encour-
  aging visitation to state parks and historic sites

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivisions  (a)  and (e) of section 164 of the economic
development law, as amended by chapter 563 of  the  laws  of  1985,  are
amended to read as follows:
  (a)  The  commissioner is hereby authorized to match funds expended by
recognized tourist promotion agencies and to  set  reasonable  deadlines
for  the  submission  of  applications  for  each fiscal year covered by
appropriations in order to assist such  agencies  in  the  financing  of
their  recognized  advertising  programs.  Before  any such funds may be
expended, the tourist promotion agency shall have  made  application  to
the  department  for  such  funds,  and shall have therein set forth the
schedule, budget, scope, and theme of the proposed  advertising  program
to  be undertaken for the purpose of encouraging and stimulating tourist
travel, resort, VISITATION TO STATE PARKS AND HISTORIC SITES,  vacation,
culture  and  convention activities in the county or counties within its
area. Said application shall further state, under oath  or  affirmation,
with  evidence  thereof  satisfactory  to  the department, the amount of
funds held by, or committed or  subscribed  to,  the  tourist  promotion
agency  for  the  purposes  herein  described and the amount of matching
funds for which application is made, and provided that  all  advertising
purchased  with  funds  appropriated under this act shall follow central
conceptual themes used by the department in its  advertising  for  state
tourism  promotion  including  using any logotype or similar advertising
construct in use by the department.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00300-01-1

S. 1914                             2

  (e) Applications required by this section shall be submitted only upon
forms provided by the department. Such forms shall contain  a  statement
of  the guidelines which the commissioner shall use to establish priori-
ties among applications. Such guidelines shall  be  established  by  the
commissioner  on  an annual basis, SHALL INCLUDE THE REQUIREMENT TO LIST
STATE PARKS AND HISTORIC SITES IN MARKETING AND  PROMOTIONAL  MATERIALS,
and, once established, shall not be changed until the following year.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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