senate Bill S3548

Provides that the borough of Staten Island shall also be known and designated as the "borough of parks"

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  • 25 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CITIES
  • 08 / Mar / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.194
  • 09 / Mar / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 10 / Mar / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 24 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CITIES
  • 18 / Jan / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.76
  • 19 / Jan / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 23 / Jan / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Provides that the borough of Staten Island shall also be known and designated as the "borough of parks".

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7344
Versions:
S3548
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2-202, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S512, A2540
2007-2008: A6084

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3548

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to
designating
the borough of Staten Island as the "Borough of Parks"

PURPOSE:
Provides that the borough of Staten Island shall also be known and
designated as the "Borough of Parks."

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one amends subdivision 5 of section 2-202 of the
administrative code of the city of New York, to designate the borough
of Staten Island, known as Richmond county to be known as the
"Borough of Parks."

Section two is an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation would formally recognize Staten Island as the
'Borough of Parks' in statute. This measure will promote Staten
Island parks which are comprised of over 7,400 acres of parkland.
This amount comprises of twenty-five percent of New York City's total
parkland.
The Borough of Staten Island and its parks are unique. Staten Island
has sixty-two playgrounds
and over sixty ball fields for families to throughout the year.
Staten Island is unique in that it has more park space than any of the
boroughs in the City of New York. Open space is something that Staten
Islanders value and have worked hard to preserve. This bill would
recognize this great asset and it should be known not only to the
residents of New York State but the millions of tourists who visit
New York City every year.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: S.512 Referred to Cities/A.2540 - Referred to Cities
2009: S.512 Referred to Cities/A.2540 - Referred to Cities
2008: S.3118 Referred to Cities/A.6084 - Referred to Cities
2007: S.3118 3rd Reading Calendar/A.6084 - Referred to Cities

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  3548

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 25, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation  to  designating the borough of Staten Island as the "borough
  of parks"

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 5 of section 2-202 of the administrative code
of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:
  5. The borough of Staten Island shall consist of the  territory  known
as  Richmond  county,  which shall contain all that part of the city and
state, bounded on the north, on the west and on the south by  the  state
boundary  line,  and  bounded on the east by the borough of Brooklyn and
county of Kings, including Staten  Island,  Island  of  Meadows,  Pralls
Island,  Hoffman  Island, Swinburne Island, that part of Shooters Island
within the state of New York, and all other  islands  or  parts  thereof
situate  within the aforedescribed bounds.  THE BOROUGH OF STATEN ISLAND
SHALL ALSO BE KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS THE "BOROUGH OF PARKS".
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02720-01-1

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