S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 9, 2013
Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- 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 access to state parks and recreational facilities by
veterans without charge
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 13.22 to read as follows:
S 13.22 STATE PARK AND RECREATIONAL FACILITY ACCESS; VETERANS. 1.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE OFFICE
SHALL PROVIDE TO VETERANS OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES
ACCESS TO ALL STATE PARKS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES UNDER THE JURIS-
DICTION OF THE OFFICE OR OTHER STATE AGENCY, ENTITLING SUCH VETERAN TO A
PASS TO SUCH STATE PARKS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES WITHOUT THE CHARGE
OF ANY ADMISSION.
2. THE PASS FOR VETERANS ACCESS SHALL BE AVAILABLE AT REGIONAL PARK
HEADQUARTERS AND SUCH OTHER PLACES AS THE OFFICE SHALL DESIGNATE. SUCH
PASS SHALL BE ISSUED IN A MANNER AND FORM TO BE DETERMINED BY THE OFFICE
THAT SHALL BE SUFFICIENT TO IDENTIFY THE HOLDER AS A VETERAN AND SHALL
BE VALID FOR THE LIFE OF SUCH VETERAN.
3. THE OFFICE SHALL PROMULGATE SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS AS MAY BE
NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rules or regulations necessary for the imple-
mentation of this act on its effective date is authorized to be made on
or before such effective date.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.