senate Bill S3014

Prohibits littering on state park lands

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 28 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • 30 / Apr / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1319
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TOURISM, PARKS, ARTS AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT

Summary

Prohibits littering on state park lands.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3576
Versions:
S3014
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §13.12, Pks & Rec L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3014

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the parks, recreation and historic
preservation law, in relation to prohibiting littering on state park
lands

PURPOSE: To create a greater deterrent to littering in State Parks and
Historic Sites.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

- Codifies Selection 375.1 of the Office of Parks, Recreation and
Historic Preservation Codes, Rules and Regulations by prohibiting the
throwing of refuse on park lands.

- Makes appropriate exemptions for the reasonable use of ashes, sand,
salt or other material for the purpose of reducing the hazard of, or
providing traction on snow, ice or sleet.

- Creates strict punishments for the act of littering in State Parks
ox Historic Sites, including a fine not to exceed $750 and/or
community service at a State Park.

JUSTIFICATION: New York's State Parks are among the most magnificent
in the Nation. By enacting stringent policies to protect our parks,
we will deter littering and ensure our park staff spends less time
picking up trash and more time maintaining and beautifying parks in
other ways. Moreover, in the event that someone does litter, a
punishment of community service in that park wil help in the upkeep of
the park.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

    S. 3014                                                  A. 3576

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

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

                            January 28, 2013
                               ___________

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

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

AN  ACT to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in
  relation to prohibiting littering on state park lands

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

  Section  1.  The  parks,  recreation  and historic preservation law is
amended by adding a new section 13.12 to read as follows:
  S 13.12 THROWING REFUSE ON PARK LANDS PROHIBITED. 1. NO  PERSON  SHALL
THROW,  DUMP, DEPOSIT OR PLACE, OR CAUSE TO BE THROWN, DUMPED, DEPOSITED
OR PLACED UPON ANY PARK LANDS OR UPON PRIVATE  LANDS  ADJACENT  THERETO,
ANY REFUSE, TRASH, GARBAGE, RUBBISH, LITTER OR ANY NAUSEOUS OR OFFENSIVE
MATTER.
  2.  NOTHING  HEREIN CONTAINED SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS PROHIBITED THE USE
IN A REASONABLE MANNER AS ASHES, SAND, SALT OR OTHER  MATERIAL  FOR  THE
PURPOSE OF REDUCING THE HAZARD OF, OR PROVIDING TRACTION ON SNOW, ICE OR
SLEET.
  3.  A  VIOLATION  OF THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION
SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY A FINE NOT TO EXCEED SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY  DOLLARS
AND/OR  A  REQUIREMENT  TO  PERFORM SERVICES AT THE PARK LANDS WHERE THE
OFFENSE OCCURRED, OR, IN THE DISCRETION OF THE  DEPARTMENT,  AT  ANOTHER
STATE  PARK LAND LOCATION, NOT TO EXCEED TEN HOURS AND FOR ANY SECOND OR
SUBSEQUENT VIOLATION BY A FINE NOT TO EXCEED ONE THOUSAND  FOUR  HUNDRED
DOLLARS AND/OR A REQUIREMENT TO PERFORM SERVICES AT THE PARK LANDS WHERE
THE OFFENSE OCCURRED, OR, IN THE DISCRETION OF THE DEPARTMENT, AT ANOTH-
ER STATE PARK LAND LOCATION, NOT TO EXCEED FIFTEEN HOURS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00476-01-3

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