senate Bill S1038

Provides senior citizens shall be entitled to use any park, recreational facility or historic site without the imposition of any fee or other charge

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION

Summary

Provides senior citizens shall be entitled to use any park, recreational facility or historic site without the imposition of any fee or other charge; defines senior citizens as persons 65 years of age or older.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8460
Versions:
S1038
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation
Law Section:
Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13.15, Pks & Rec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S2343, A496
2009-2010: A3395, S7402, A3395, A9775
2007-2008: A5228, A5228
2013-2014: A676

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1038

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in
relation to waiver of certain fees

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To allow senior citizens, who may be living on a fixed income, to
enjoy certain state facilities without charge.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
This bill amends Section 13.15 of the parks, recreation and historic
preservation law by adding a new subdivision 3-a which entitles
senior citizens age 65 and older, to the use of any state park,
recreational facility or historic sites under the jurisdiction of the
Department of Parks upon the same terms and conditions as apply to
the general public, but without the payment of any fee or other
charge for use.

JUSTIFICATION:
Most senior citizens age 65 and older, live on a fixed income and
should not be denied the use of any parks, recreational facilities or
historic sites due to the lack of funds.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2007-2008: A.5228 - Remained in Committee
2009-2010: Senate & Assembly Referred to Cultural Affairs,
Tourism, Parks and Recreation
2011-2012:S.2343

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Ninety days after it becomes law, with provisions.

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

                                  1038

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. SERRANO, STEWART-COUSINS -- 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 parks, recreation and historic preservation law,  in
  relation to waiver of certain fees

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

  Section 1. Section 13.15 of the parks, recreation and historic preser-
vation law is amended by  adding  a  new  subdivision  3-a  to  read  as
follows:
  3-A.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER  PROVISION  OF  LAW TO THE CONTRARY,
SENIOR CITIZENS SHALL BE ENTITLED TO USE ANY PARK, RECREATIONAL FACILITY
OR HISTORIC SITE UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF  THE  OFFICE  UPON  THE  SAME
TERMS  AND  CONDITIONS  AS  APPLY TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, BUT WITHOUT THE
PAYMENT OF ANY FEE OR OTHER CHARGE FOR SUCH USE.  FOR PURPOSES  OF  THIS
SUBDIVISION  THE  TERM  "SENIOR  CITIZENS" SHALL MEAN PERSONS SIXTY-FIVE
YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have  become  a law, provided that the commissioner of parks, recreation
and historic preservation shall promulgate  any  rules  and  regulations
necessary  for  the  timely  implementation of this act on its effective
date on or before such date.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00573-01-3

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