senate Bill S6821

Amends chapter 624 of 2007 relating to establishing a pilot grant program to help working artists secure shared use facilities, in relation to extending the effectiveness thereof

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  • 26 / Mar / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • 01 / May / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 22 / May / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.891
  • 23 / May / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 04 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A9694

Summary

Extends effectiveness of provisions relating to establishing a pilot grant program to help working artists secure shared use facilities.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9694
Versions:
S6821
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3, Chap 624 of 2007

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BILL NUMBER:S6821

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend chapter 624 of the laws of 2007 amending the arts and cultural
affairs law relating to establishing a
pilot grant program to help working artists secure shared use
facilities, in relation to extending the effectiveness thereof

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
This bill amends chapter 624 of 2007
relating to establishing a pilot grant program to help working
artists secure residency at a shared-use facility. It extends the
current law for four years to December 31, 2016 which would allow New
York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to establish a grant program
to support working artists.

It would allow the NYSCA to develop a pilot grant program, to be
conducted in the cities of Syracuse, Rochester, Kingston and New
York, for the purpose of providing limited financial assistance for
working artists to secure residency at a "shared-use facility." It
also establishes a grant to assist artists in establishing or
maintaining existing shared-use facilities.

JUSTIFICATION:
While the arts may affect each of our lives
differently, the benefits are all-encompassing. The creative class
plays a vital role in economic development, tourism, historic
preservation and cultural education.
With the continued decline of the manufacturing sector, the arts
community has been helping to revitalize urban and rural communities
throughout New York State by living and working in neighborhoods
long-abandoned by the mainstream business community.

Artists frequently seek out abandoned industrial and manufacturing
centers to live and practice their craft, in part due to the low cost
of renting space in such areas. However, many of these areas are
being transformed into thriving residential neighborhoods, which in
turn has driven up the cost of living and working in these areas. The
escalation in real estate values threatens the economic viability of
the arts community in New York, forcing artists to move to more
affordable areas in other parts of the country.
Allowing such trends to continue threatens New York's stature as a
world leader in arts and entertainment.

This bill seeks to reverse such trends, by assisting artists in
seeking an affordable place to live and work, thereby preserving the
arts community in New York and the economic benefit in commerce and
tourism generated by this valuable New York resource.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2007-08: A.5202-A - Chapter 624
2006: A.11596 - Referred to Tourism, Arts and Sports Development

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Subject to appropriation thereafter.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This shall take effect immediately and shall expire
December 31, 2016.

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

    S. 6821                                                  A. 9694

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

                             March 26, 2012
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced by Sen. DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural
  Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. MILLMAN -- read once and  referred
  to the Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development

AN  ACT  to  amend chapter 624 of the laws of 2007 amending the arts and
  cultural affairs law relating to establishing a pilot grant program to
  help working artists secure shared  use  facilities,  in  relation  to
  extending the effectiveness thereof

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

  Section 1. Section 3 of chapter 624 of the laws of 2007  amending  the
arts  and  cultural  affairs  law relating to establishing a pilot grant
program to help working artists secure shared use facilities is  amended
to read as follows:
  S  3.  This act shall take effect immediately, and shall expire and be
deemed repealed December 31, [2012] 2016.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15148-01-2

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