senate Bill S1061C
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- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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Directs the commissioner of parks, recreation and historic preservation to establish a program of free parking for senior citizens aged sixty-two and older.
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Legislative Cycle:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation
- Law Section:
- Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §13.16, Pks & Rec L
- Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S278, S278
2009-2010: S3214, S3214
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the parks, recreation and historic
preservation law, in relation to free parking passes for senior
To allow Senior Citizens 62 and over to enjoy free parking year at
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.
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
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
120th day after becoming law.
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