senate Bill S1061C

Directs the commissioner of parks, recreation and historic preservation to establish a program of free parking for senior citizens

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    • 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
  • 09 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • 09 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 1061A
  • 22 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • 22 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 1061B
  • 28 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • 28 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 1061C

Summary

Directs the commissioner of parks, recreation and historic preservation to establish a program of free parking for senior citizens aged sixty-two and older.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8673
Versions:
S1061
S1061A
S1061B
S1061C
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation
Law Section:
Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง13.16, Pks & Rec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S278, S278
2009-2010: S3214, S3214

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BILL NUMBER:S1061C

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the parks, recreation and historic
preservation law, in relation to free parking passes for senior
citizens

PURPOSE:

To allow Senior Citizens 62 and over to enjoy free parking year at
state parks.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends section 13.16 of parks, recreation, and historic
pres- ervation law to allow the commissioner to establish a program
where those individuals age 62 and over shall be issued an annual pass
for free parking at New York State Parks.

Section 2 of the bill is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

Currently, the Office of Parks and Historic Preservation provides free
parking to senior citizens during the week, but not on weekends or on
holidays. While this is extremely well received, the Office of Parks &
Recreation not differentiate between the week and weekends for
seniors. Many senior citizens are still required to work during the
week to provide for their families - consequently, the current free
parking benefit is not available to them. This legislation corrects
this inequity.

BILL HISTORY:

S.3103 2007/2008; Referred to Aging Committee.
S.3214/A.3909 of 2009/2010; Reported and Committed to Finance
S.278/A.2357 of 2011/2012; Referred to Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
Parks and Recreation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

120th day after becoming law.

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

                                 1061--C

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MAZIARZ, BONACIC, GRIFFO, LARKIN, LIBOUS, SAVINO --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the  Committee  on  Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation --
  recommitted to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,  Parks  and
  Recreation  in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted  as  amended  and recommitted to said committee -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law,  in
  relation to free parking passes for senior citizens

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

  Section 1. Section 13.16 of the parks, recreation and historic preser-
vation law is amended by  adding  a  new  subdivision  4-a  to  read  as
follows:
  4-A.  THE  COMMISSIONER OR OTHER STATE AGENCY HAVING JURISDICTION OF A
STATE PARK OR RECREATIONAL FACILITY IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO ESTAB-
LISH A SYSTEM OR PROGRAM, OR MODIFY AN EXISTING SYSTEM  OR  PROGRAM,  TO
PROVIDE  SENIOR  CITIZENS, UPON PROOF OF AGE SIXTY-TWO OR OLDER, WITH AN
ANNUAL PASS FOR FREE DAILY PARKING, INCLUDING PARKING  ON  WEEKENDS,  AT
STATE  PARK  FACILITIES. SUCH ANNUAL PARKING PASS SHALL BE ISSUED BY THE
COMMISSIONER TO SUCH SENIOR CITIZENS FREE OF CHARGE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law, provided however that, effective  immediate-
ly,  the  commissioner  of  parks,  recreation and historic preservation
shall be authorized and directed to add, amend and/or repeal any rule or
regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective
date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02088-06-4

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