senate Bill S4883A

Establishes the commission on New York state history and provides for its powers and duties

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  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • 11 / Dec / 2013
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • 11 / Dec / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 4883A
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION

Summary

Establishes the commission on New York state history and provides for its powers and duties.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6226A
Versions:
S4883
S4883A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 28 §§825 - 830-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2013-2014: A6226, A6226A, S4883A, A6226, A6226A, S4883A
2011-2012: A10614, A10614

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BILL NUMBER:S4883A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to estab-
lishing the commission on New York state history and providing for its
powers and duties

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Amends the executive law by adding a
new article 28.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Article 28 of the executive law is added
with sections 825-830a outlining the legislative findings, definitions,
and powers and duties of the new Commission on New York State History.

JUSTIFICATION: The state's cultural and heritage assets are major educa-
tional, inspirational and economic resources that should be preserved,
enhances and fully promoted. The state's cultural and heritage assets
are world class destinations for visitors from around the world and
should be promoted as such. Having the cultural and heritage assets
spread among several state agencies and departments, as is currently the
case, has been detrimental to the full utilization of these assets. This
bill will provide a commission of experts whose soul responsibility is
to fully maximize the protection, preservation and promotion of the
state's historical assets for the people of the state to which they
belong.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-2012: Referred to Senate Committee on
Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks & Recreation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: to be determined

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the 90th day after it
shall have become law

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

                                 4883--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 30, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. SERRANO, SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs,
  Tourism, Parks and Recreation -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive  law, in relation to establishing the
  commission on New York state history and providing for its powers  and
  duties

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

  Section 1.  The executive law is amended by adding a new article 28 to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 28
                      COMMISSION ON NEW YORK STATE
                                 HISTORY
SECTION 825.   LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND DECLARATION OF PURPOSE.
        826.   DEFINITIONS.
        827.   COMMISSION ON NEW YORK STATE HISTORY.
        828.   POWERS AND DUTIES.
        829.   STATEWIDE CULTURAL ASSET AND HERITAGE  RESOURCES  MANAGE-
                 MENT PLAN.
        830.   ANNUAL STATE HISTORY CONFERENCE.
        830-A. STATE HISTORY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM.
  S  825.  LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND DECLARATION OF PURPOSE. THE LEGISLA-
TURE DETERMINES THAT THE STATE'S  HISTORICAL  ASSETS  ARE  MAJOR  EDUCA-
TIONAL,  INSPIRATIONAL  AND ECONOMIC RESOURCES THAT SHOULD BE PRESERVED,
ENHANCED AND FULLY PROMOTED. THE STATE'S  HISTORICAL  ASSETS  ARE  WORLD
CLASS  DESTINATIONS  FOR  VISITORS  FROM  AROUND THE WORLD AND SHOULD BE
PROMOTED AS SUCH.  HAVING THE MANAGEMENT, INTERPRETATION  AND  PROMOTION
OF  THE  STATE'S  HISTORICAL  ASSETS  SPREAD  AMONG SEVERAL AGENCIES AND
DEPARTMENTS HAS OFTEN BEEN DETRIMENTAL TO THE FULL UTILIZATION OF  THESE
ASSETS  FOR  THE  PEOPLE  OF THE STATE. THEREFORE, THE LEGISLATURE FINDS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09721-05-3

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THAT ESTABLISHING A COMMISSION ON  NEW  YORK  STATE  HISTORY  THAT  WILL
ADVISE THE GOVERNOR, AGENCIES AND THE LEGISLATURE AS TO THE BEST WAYS TO
PROTECT,  PRESERVE  AND  PROMOTE THE INVALUABLE HISTORICAL ASSETS OF THE
STATE IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE.
  THE  LEGISLATURE  FURTHER  FINDS THAT THE PROTECTION, PRESERVATION AND
PROMOTION OF OUR HISTORICAL ASSETS IS FUNDAMENTAL TO  THE  EDUCATION  OF
THE  CITIZENRY  AND OUR CONCERN FOR THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF THE RESIDENTS
OF THE STATE. IT IS HEREBY DECLARED TO BE THE POLICY  OF  THE  STATE  TO
CONSERVE, IMPROVE, BENEFICIALLY USE AND PROTECT ITS HISTORICAL ASSETS IN
ORDER TO ENHANCE THE EDUCATION, HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE
OF THE STATE, AND THEIR OVERALL ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL WELL-BEING. IT SHALL
FURTHER BE THE POLICY OF THE STATE TO IMPROVE AND COORDINATE THE HISTOR-
ICAL  ASSET PLANS, FUNCTIONS, POWERS AND PROGRAMS OF THE STATE, IN COOP-
ERATION WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, REGIONS, LOCAL  GOVERNMENTS,  OTHER
PUBLIC  AND  PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS, AND THE CONCERNED INDIVIDUAL, AND TO
HELP DEVELOP AND MANAGE THE HISTORICAL ASSETS TO THE END THAT THE  STATE
MAY  FULFILL  ITS RESPONSIBILITY AS TRUSTEE OF OUR CULTURAL AND HERITAGE
RESOURCES FOR THE PRESENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS.  FURTHERMORE, IT SHALL
BE THE POLICY OF THE STATE  TO  FOSTER,  PROMOTE,  CREATE  AND  MAINTAIN
CONDITIONS  UNDER  WHICH  MAN AND NATURE CAN THRIVE IN HARMONY WITH EACH
OTHER, AND ACHIEVE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS FOR PRES-
ENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS BY:
  A. ASSURING SURROUNDINGS WHICH ARE HEALTHFUL AND AESTHETICALLY  PLEAS-
ING;
  B.  GUARANTEEING  THAT THE WIDEST RANGE OF BENEFICIAL USES OF CULTURAL
AND HERITAGE RESOURCES ARE ATTAINED WITHOUT RISK TO  HEALTH  OR  SAFETY,
UNNECESSARY  DEGRADATION,  OR  OTHER  UNDESIRABLE  OR  UNINTENDED CONSE-
QUENCES;
  C. PROMOTING PATTERNS OF DEVELOPMENT  AND  TECHNOLOGY  WHICH  MINIMIZE
ADVERSE IMPACT ON OUR CULTURAL AND HERITAGE RESOURCES; AND
  D.  PRESERVING THE UNIQUE QUALITIES OF SPECIAL RESOURCES SUCH AS STATE
HISTORIC SITES, STATE DESIGNATED HERITAGE AREAS, SITES ON  THE  NATIONAL
REGISTER  OF  HISTORIC  PLACES, PAINTINGS, SCULPTURES AND OTHER ARTISTIC
CREATIONS, MUSEUMS, GARDENS AND PERFORMING ARTS VENUES,  PROVIDING  THAT
CARE  IS  TAKEN FOR CULTURAL AND HERITAGE RESOURCES THAT ARE SHARED WITH
THE OTHER STATES OF THE UNITED STATES AND WITH CANADA IN THE MANNER OF A
GOOD NEIGHBOR.
  S 826. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, UNLESS THE CONTEXT OTHER-
WISE REQUIRES, THE FOLLOWING WORDS AND TERMS  SHALL  HAVE  THE  MEANINGS
ASCRIBED TO THEM:
  A. "COMMISSION" MEANS THE COMMISSION ON NEW YORK HISTORY.
  B. "DIRECTOR" MEANS THE DIRECTOR OF THE COMMISSION.
  C.  "HERITAGE AREA" MEANS A DEFINABLE URBAN OR REGIONAL AREA OF PUBLIC
AND PRIVATE USES, RANGING IN SIZE FROM A PORTION OF A MUNICIPALITY TO  A
REGIONAL  AREA,  WITH  A  SPECIAL COHERENCE, AND SUCH AREA BEING DISTIN-
GUISHED BY PHYSICAL AND CULTURAL  RESOURCES  (NATURAL  AND/OR  MAN  MADE
INCLUDING  WATERWAYS,  ARCHITECTURE, OR ARTIFACTS REFLECTING A PERIOD OF
STYLE OR CULTURAL HERITAGE) WHICH PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN THE LIFE  OF  THE
COMMUNITY AND/OR REGION AND CONTRIBUTE THROUGH INTERPRETIVE, EDUCATIONAL
AND  RECREATIONAL  USE TO THE PUBLIC. A HERITAGE AREA MAY INCLUDE TRADI-
TIONAL PARKS (PLEASURE GROUNDS SET APART FOR RECREATION OF  THE  PUBLIC)
AND  HISTORIC  PLACES  OR  PROPERTY ON THE NATIONAL OR STATE REGISTER OF
HISTORIC PLACES.  HOWEVER SUCH TERM SHALL NOT BE DEEMED TO MEAN  A  PARK
OR  HISTORIC  PLACE, AS THOSE TERMS ARE USED IN OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW,
INCLUDING THOSE RELATING TO ALIENATION OF PARK LAND  AND  REGULATION  OF
PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ACTIVITIES. SUCH OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW SHALL CONTIN-

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UE  TO APPLY TO THE SPECIFIC PARKS AND HISTORIC PLACES WITHIN A HERITAGE
AREA. THE TERM "HERITAGE AREA" SHALL BE DEEMED  TO  INCLUDE  AREAS  THAT
HAVE  BEEN  PREVIOUSLY  DESIGNATED  AS  URBAN CULTURE PARKS AND HERITAGE
CORRIDORS  OR  OTHER  SIMILAR  NAMES APPLIED TO AREAS OF SPECIAL CONCERN
FITTING THE DEFINITION OF A HERITAGE AREA.
  D. "HISTORICAL ASSET" MEANS ANY PROPERTY,  REAL  OR  OTHERWISE,  BUILT
STRUCTURE, EVENT, ARTIFACT, OBJECT OR DOCUMENT DEEMED SIGNIFICANT TO THE
HISTORY AND HERITAGE OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE.
  E.  "HISTORIC  PRESERVATION" MEANS THE STUDY, DESIGNATION, PROTECTION,
RESTORATION, REHABILITATION AND USE OF BUILDINGS,  STRUCTURES,  HISTORIC
DISTRICTS,  AREAS,  AND  SITES SIGNIFICANT IN THE HISTORY, ARCHITECTURE,
ARCHEOLOGY OR CULTURE OF THIS STATE, ITS COMMUNITIES OR THE NATION.
  F. "MUSEUM" MEANS AN INSTITUTION  OR  ASSOCIATION,  CHARTERED  BY  THE
REGENTS  OR  THE  LEGISLATURE PURSUANT TO SECTION TWO HUNDRED SIXTEEN OF
THE EDUCATION LAW, THAT EXISTS FOR THE PURPOSES OF COLLECTING,  PRESERV-
ING AND INTERPRETING COLLECTIONS OF OBJECTS.
  S 827. COMMISSION ON NEW YORK STATE HISTORY. A.  THERE SHALL BE ESTAB-
LISHED  THE  COMMISSION  ON  NEW  YORK  STATE  HISTORY TO CONSIST OF THE
COMMISSIONERS OF EDUCATION AND  THE  OFFICE  OF  PARKS,  RECREATION  AND
HISTORIC  PRESERVATION,  THE CHAIR OF THE NEW YORK STATE CULTURAL EDUCA-
TION TRUST, THE STATE LIBRARIAN, THE STATE ARCHIVIST,  THE  DIRECTOR  OF
THE  STATE  MUSEUM,  THE  DIRECTOR  OF  THE STATE DIVISION OF TOURISM, A
REPRESENTATIVE OF ONE OF THE STATE'S NATIVE  AMERICAN  TRIBES,  AND  SIX
APPOINTED  MEMBERS,  TWO OF WHOM SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, AND
TWO EACH BY THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE  AND  SPEAKER  OF  THE
ASSEMBLY. EACH APPOINTED MEMBER SHALL SERVE FOR A TERM OF FOUR YEARS AND
SHALL  CONTINUE  IN  OFFICE  UNTIL  A  SUCCESSOR HAS BEEN APPOINTED. THE
APPOINTED COMMISSION MEMBERS SHALL BE QUALIFIED BY EDUCATION AND EXPERI-
ENCE IN THE FIELDS OF HISTORY, LIBRARY SCIENCE, MUSEUM  STUDIES,  PUBLIC
HISTORY,  ARCHIVE  PLANNING  AND  MANAGEMENT,  HERITAGE AREA MANAGEMENT,
ANTHROPOLOGY, ARCHEOLOGY OR OTHER RELATED PROFESSIONAL  DISCIPLINE.  THE
MEMBERS  OF  THE  COMMISSION  SHALL  RECEIVE  NO  COMPENSATION FOR THEIR
SERVICES BUT SHALL BE REIMBURSED FOR THEIR EXPENSES ACTUALLY AND  NECES-
SARILY  INCURRED  IN  THE  PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES WITHIN THE AMOUNT
AVAILABLE THEREFOR BY APPROPRIATION.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  INCONSISTENT
PROVISION  OF  LAW,  NO OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF THE STATE OR OF ANY CIVIL
DIVISION THEREOF, SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE FORFEITED OR SHALL FORFEIT HIS
OR HER OFFICE OR EMPLOYMENT BY  REASON  OF  HIS  OR  HER  ACCEPTANCE  OF
MEMBERSHIP ON SUCH COMMISSION.
  B.  THE  COMMISSION  SHALL  CHOOSE  FROM AMONG ITS APPOINTED MEMBERS A
CHAIRMAN, VICE-CHAIRMAN AND SECRETARY. THE TERM OF OFFICE OF  EACH  SUCH
OFFICER APPOINTED SHALL BE FOR TWO YEARS. EACH OFFICER OF THE COMMISSION
SHALL  HOLD  OFFICE  UNTIL A SUCCESSOR HAS BEEN APPOINTED AND QUALIFIED.
VACANCIES IN MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMISSION OCCURRING FROM ANY CAUSE SHALL
BE FILLED BY THE OFFICER AUTHORIZED TO MAKE THE ORIGINAL APPOINTMENT  OF
THE MEMBER WHOSE OFFICE BECOMES VACANT.
  C. THE COMMISSION SHALL HOLD REGULAR MEETINGS NOT LESS THAN FOUR TIMES
A  YEAR  AT  SUCH  TIME AND PLACE AS IT MAY DESIRE, AND SPECIAL MEETINGS
WHEN AUTHORIZED AND CALLED AS PRESCRIBED BY THE BY-LAWS OR BY THE CHAIR-
MAN. EX OFFICIO MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION MAY HAVE A  DESIGNATED  REPRE-
SENTATIVE.
  S  828.  POWERS  AND DUTIES.   THE COMMISSION SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING
POWERS AND DUTIES:
  A. TO ADOPT AND USE A SEAL; TO SUE AND BE SUED; TO APPOINT AND  REMOVE
OFFICERS,  AGENTS  AND  EMPLOYEES  AND  DETERMINE  THEIR QUALIFICATIONS,
DUTIES AND COMPENSATION; TO ACQUIRE, HOLD AND DISPOSE OF PERSONAL  PROP-

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ERTY;  TO  RETAIN OR EMPLOY COUNSEL, PRIVATE CONSULTANTS AND INDEPENDENT
CONTRACTORS; TO MAKE AND EXECUTE CONTRACTS  AND  ALL  OTHER  INSTRUMENTS
NECESSARY  OR  CONVENIENT  FOR  THE EXERCISE OF ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS
UNDER THIS ARTICLE;
  B.  TO  HIRE STAFF, INCLUDING A DIRECTOR, UPON APPROVAL OF THE COMMIS-
SION, TO ASSIST THE COMMISSION IN IMPLEMENTATION OF ITS DUTIES;
  C. TO PREPARE, PUBLISH AND DISSEMINATE INFORMATION OR REPORTS TO HIGH-
LIGHT FOR STATE AGENCIES,  LOCAL  GOVERNMENTS  AND  THE  GENERAL  PUBLIC
ISSUES,  PROBLEMS AND OPPORTUNITIES RELEVANT TO THE HISTORICAL ASSETS OF
THE STATE, IN CONCERT WITH STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES AND OTHERS;
  D. TO STIMULATE ACTION BY PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS ON  ISSUES,
PROBLEMS  AND  OPPORTUNITIES  THAT  AFFECT  THE HISTORICAL ASSETS OF THE
STATE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,  CONFERENCES,  MEETINGS  AND  WORK-
SHOPS;
  E.  TO  REQUEST  AND  RECEIVE  FROM  ANY DEPARTMENT, DIVISION, OFFICE,
BOARD, BUREAU, COMMISSION, AGENCY OR INSTRUMENTALITY OF  THE  STATE  AND
FROM  ANY  POLITICAL  SUBDIVISION OR AGENCY THEREOF, SUCH ASSISTANCE AND
DATA AS WILL ENABLE IT TO CONDUCT ITS STUDIES AND INVESTIGATIONS  PURSU-
ANT TO THIS ARTICLE;
  F.  TO  ASSIST STATE AGENCIES, LOCAL HISTORIANS, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND
OTHER APPROPRIATE STATE, FEDERAL AND LOCAL  ORGANIZATIONS  TO  PLAN  AND
WORK  TOWARDS  THE PROTECTION, PRESERVATION AND PROMOTION OF THE HISTOR-
ICAL ASSETS OF THE  STATE  THROUGH  COORDINATION  AND  COOPERATION,  AND
THROUGH  TECHNICAL  ASSISTANCE, INCLUDING PLANNING ASSISTANCE, TRAINING,
CITIZEN EDUCATION AND PARTICIPATION ASSISTANCE, AND  ASSISTANCE  IN  THE
PREPARATION OF GRANT APPLICATIONS TO OTHER ENTITIES;
  G. TO SERVE A COORDINATING ROLE IN UTILIZING THE CAPABILITIES OF OTHER
STATE AND LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS TO CARRY OUT THE DUTIES PRESCRIBED IN THIS
SECTION;
  H.  TO ESTABLISH A CENTRAL CLEARINGHOUSE FOR HISTORICAL STUDIES, WHICH
MAY BE USED BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND STATE  AGEN-
CIES   IN   ADDRESSING  STATE  AND  REGIONWIDE  ISSUES  RELATED  TO  THE
PROTECTION, PRESERVATION AND PROMOTION OF HISTORICAL ASSETS;
  I. TO DEVELOP AGREEMENTS WITH LOCAL, COUNTY AND REGIONAL  AGENCIES  TO
PROVIDE  STAFF  SERVICES  THROUGH  GRANTS  OR  CONTRACTS TO HELP FINANCE
SERVICES FOR INTERMUNICIPAL COOPERATION; TO PROVIDE PLANNING SERVICES IN
CONJUNCTION  WITH  STATE  AGENCIES,  COUNTY  PLANNING  DEPARTMENTS   AND
REGIONAL PLANNING BOARDS; AND TO PROVIDE SUPPLEMENTARY TECHNICAL ASSIST-
ANCE AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES THROUGH PUBLIC OR PRIVATE GROUPS;
  J.  TO  APPLY  FOR AND RECEIVE FROM THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS,
AND PUBLIC AND PRIVATE AGENCIES, FUNDS TO ACCOMPLISH THE PURPOSES OF THE
COMMISSION AND TO SOLICIT, RECEIVE AND UTILIZE GIFTS  AND  DONATIONS  OF
ANY KIND FROM ANY SOURCE;
  K.  TO  ASSIST  MUNICIPALITIES IN PREPARING AND ADOPTING COMPREHENSIVE
HISTORICAL ASSET PLANNING PROGRAMS, INCLUDING  APPROPRIATE  LAWS,  ORDI-
NANCES AND CODES;
  1. TO ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS FOR THE EXTENSION OF ITS POWERS AND DUTIES
TO  LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, IN CONCERT WITH LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES
AND OTHERS; AND
  M. TO LEASE AND MANAGE  REAL  PROPERTY,  SOLELY  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF
PROVIDING FOR THE OFFICIAL OFFICES OF THE COMMISSION.
  S  829.  STATEWIDE  CULTURAL  ASSET  AND HERITAGE RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
PLAN. A. THE COMMISSION SHALL FORMULATE AND FROM TIME TO TIME  REVISE  A
STATEWIDE  CULTURAL  AND  HERITAGE  RESOURCES  MANAGEMENT  PLAN  FOR THE
MANAGEMENT AND PROTECTION OF THE QUALITY OF THE  CULTURAL  AND  HERITAGE

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RESOURCES  OF  THE  STATE,  IN FURTHERANCE OF THE LEGISLATIVE POLICY AND
PURPOSES EXPRESSED IN THIS ARTICLE.
  B.  THE COMMISSION SHALL SUBMIT AN INITIAL PLAN TO THE GOVERNOR AND TO
THE LEGISLATURE ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER FIRST, 2015, AND THEREAFTER SHALL
ANNUALLY SUBMIT PERIODIC REVISIONS OF SUCH PLAN TO THE GOVERNOR  AND  TO
THE  LEGISLATURE.  SUCH  PLAN  AND REVISIONS SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE UPON
APPROVAL BY THE GOVERNOR AND SHALL SERVE THEREAFTER AS A  GUIDE  TO  THE
PUBLIC.
  C. IN FORMULATING SUCH PLAN AND ANY REVISIONS, THE COMMISSION SHALL:
  (1) CONDUCT ONE OR MORE PUBLIC HEARINGS;
  (2) CONSULT AND COOPERATE WITH:
  (I)  OFFICIALS  OF DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES OF THE STATE HAVING DUTIES
AND RESPONSIBILITIES CONCERNING THE CULTURAL AND HERITAGE RESOURCES;
  (II) OFFICIALS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FEDERAL  GOVERNMENT,  NEIGH-
BORING STATES AND INTERSTATE AGENCIES ON PROBLEMS AFFECTING THE ENVIRON-
MENT OF THIS STATE;
  (III) OFFICIALS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN THE STATE;
  (IV) OFFICIALS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF MUSEUMS, ART AND CULTURAL INSTI-
TUTIONS, INDUSTRY AND EDUCATION; AND
  (V)  PERSONS,  ORGANIZATIONS AND GROUPS, PUBLIC OR PRIVATE, UTILIZING,
SERVED BY, INTERESTED IN OR CONCERNED WITH  THE  CULTURAL  AND  HERITAGE
RESOURCES OF THE STATE; AND
  (3)  REQUEST AND RECEIVE FROM ANY DEPARTMENT, DIVISION, BOARD, BUREAU,
COMMISSION OR OTHER AGENCY OF THE STATE  OR  ANY  POLITICAL  SUBDIVISION
THEREOF  OR  ANY  PUBLIC  AUTHORITY  SUCH  ASSISTANCE AND DATA AS MAY BE
NECESSARY TO ENABLE THE DEPARTMENT TO  CARRY  OUT  ITS  RESPONSIBILITIES
UNDER THIS SECTION.
  S  830.  ANNUAL STATE HISTORY CONFERENCE. THE COMMISSION SHALL COORDI-
NATE AND CONDUCT AN ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON STATE HISTORY THAT WILL INCLUDE
SPEAKERS AND WORKSHOPS ON THE PROTECTION, PRESERVATION AND PROMOTION  OF
THE  STATE'S  HISTORICAL  ASSETS.  THE  CONFERENCE SHALL TAKE PLACE IN A
DIFFERENT AREA OF THE STATE EACH YEAR AND SHALL BE FREE  OF  CHARGE  AND
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
  S 830-A. STATE HISTORY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM.  THE COMMISSION SHALL COOR-
DINATE,  RECRUIT  AND  TRAIN VOLUNTEERS WITH BACKGROUNDS AND INTEREST IN
NEW YORK STATE HISTORY TO ACT AS FELLOWS TO BE MADE AVAILABLE  TO  STATE
HISTORY  ORGANIZATIONS  BY  THE COMMISSION. FELLOWS WILL PROVIDE PROGRAM
SUPPORT TO NOT-FOR-PROFIT HISTORY ORGANIZATIONS AT NO COST TO THE ORGAN-
IZATION.  FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS SHALL PROVIDE,  BASED  ON  THEIR
EXPERIENCE  AND  TRAINING,  ORGANIZATIONAL  SUPPORT IN VISITOR OUTREACH,
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING AND OUTREACH, THE  EVALUATION  OF  PROGRAMS  AND
STRATEGIC  PLANS,  FUNDRAISING  AND  GRANT WRITING, AND THE EXPANSION OF
VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

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