senate Bill S5073

Includes lakes in adopt-a-municipal park, shoreline or roadway programs

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 03 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 29 / Feb / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.218
  • 01 / Mar / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 05 / Mar / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Includes lakes in adopt-a-municipal park, shoreline or roadway programs.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7363
Versions:
S5073
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง277, Gen Muni L

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5073 REVISED 05/05/11

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the general municipal law, in relation to including lakes in
adopt-a-municipal park, shoreline or roadway programs

PURPOSE:
Add lakes to those areas which are eligible to participate in the
Municipal Adoption Program.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 277 of the General Municipal Law which provides for agreements
with volunteer groups for adopt-a-park. shoreline or roadway shall be
amended to include lakes.

JUSTIFICATION:
Many communities have lakes which can become littered and unsightly.
This bill would expand the present statute to allow these areas to be
the subject of agreements under which volunteers could maintain a
beautiful resource.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

    S. 5073                                                  A. 7363

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern-
  ment

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. MURRAY -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Local Governments

AN ACT to amend the general municipal  law,  in  relation  to  including
  lakes in adopt-a-municipal park, shoreline or roadway programs

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

  Section 1.  Section 277 of the general  municipal  law,  as  added  by
chapter 626 of the laws of 1991, is amended to read as follows:
  S  277.  Adopt-a-municipal  park,  shoreline  [or],  roadway  OR  LAKE
programs. 1. The governing body of any county, city, town or village  is
hereby  authorized  and  empowered  to  authorize and direct such of its
officers or agencies as it shall designate to enter  into  adopt-a-park,
shoreline  [or],  roadway  OR LAKE program agreements with volunteers or
groups in an effort to reduce and remove litter from parks,  shorelines,
roadways,  LAKES  and  other public lands. Such agreements shall include
but not be limited to:
  a. providing and coordinating services  by  volunteers  or  groups  to
reduce the amount of litter including providing trash bags and trash bag
pick up and in designated areas where volunteers may be in close proxim-
ity  to moving vehicles providing safety briefings and reflective safety
gear; and
  b. providing and installing  signs  identifying  those  volunteers  or
groups  adopting  particular parks, shorelines, roadways, LAKES or other
sections of public land.
  2. Notwithstanding any inconsistent  provision  of  law,  the  county,
city,  town or village and its employees shall not be liable for damages
suffered by any persons resulting from the actions or activities of such
volunteers or groups.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11141-01-1

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