senate Bill S5440

Provides for local waterfront revitalization plans and programs

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  • 16 / May / 2013
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  • 08 / Jan / 2014
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Summary

Designates the secretary of state as a voting member of the canal recreationway commission; authorizes the canal recreationway commission to encourage local governments to prepare local waterfront revitalization plans and programs for the purpose of refining the statewide canal recreationway plan; authorizes the New York state thruway authority to provide financial assistance to municipalities for the purpose of undertaking the preparation and implementation of local waterfront revitalization plans and programs.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5845
Versions:
S5440
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Canal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§138-a & 138-b, Can L; amd §384, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S3245, A5193
2009-2010: S1173, A3330
2007-2008: A9587

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BILL NUMBER:S5440

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the canal law and the public
authorities law, in relation to local waterfront revitalization plans
and programs

PURPOSE: To include the Secretary of State as a voting member of the
Canal Recreationway Commission, and to encourage and assist local
governments in preparing local waterfront revitalization plans and
programs.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends section 138-a(1) of the Canal Law to
make the Secretary of State a voting member of the Canal Recreationway
Commission. Amends section 138-b of the Canal Law to direct the
Commission to encourage the preparation of local waterfront
revitalization programs and plans. Amends section 384(1) of the Public
Authorities Law to authorize financial assistance to municipalities
for preparing and implementing such plans and programs.

JUSTIFICATION: The Canal Recreationway Commission was created to
undertake the rehabilitation of the State's canal system. Because the
Department of State is responsible for the administration of the
State's coastal and inland waterways program, it is appropriate that
the Secretary of State be actively involved in the Commission as a
voting member. It is also desirable for the Canal Recreationway
Commission to encourage local municipalities which are affected by its
efforts to develop their own waterfront plans and programs. This will
help encourage revitalization of these waterfront communities.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately

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

                                  5440

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FARLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the  canal  law  and  the  public  authorities  law,  in
  relation to local waterfront revitalization plans and programs

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

  Section 1. Paragraphs a and c of subdivision 1 of section 138-a of the
canal law, as amended by chapter 243 of the laws of 1993, are amended to
read as follows:
  a. the chairman of the authority, the commissioner of  transportation,
the commissioner of the office of parks, recreation and historic preser-
vation  [and],  the  commissioner  of environmental conservation AND THE
SECRETARY OF STATE, or their representatives;
  c. the commissioner of economic  development  [and  the  secretary  of
state,]  or  [their  representatives]  HIS  OR HER REPRESENTATIVE, and a
member from each of the regional  planning  boards,  as  established  by
articles  five-G and twelve-B of the general municipal law, whose region
is intersected by the canal shall be ex-officio, non-voting  members  of
the  commission  and shall provide technical expertise and advice to the
commission as necessary.
  S 2. Subdivision 4 of section 138-b of the canal law,  as  amended  by
chapter  335  of the laws of 2001, is amended and a new subdivision 8 is
added to read as follows:
  4. If deemed appropriate, request that studies, surveys or analyses be
performed by the corporation, the departments of transportation, econom-
ic development  [and],  environmental  conservation,  STATE  and/or  the
office  of  parks, recreation and historic preservation to assist in the
development, promotion,  marketing  and/or  preservation  of  the  canal
system or the preparation of the plan. At the request of the commission,
state  agencies  and  public authorities shall cooperate fully and shall
provide requested information in a timely manner.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08741-01-3

S. 5440                             2

  8. ENCOURAGE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO PREPARE LOCAL WATERFRONT REVITALIZA-
TION PROGRAMS AND PLANS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FORTY-TWO OF  THE  EXECUTIVE
LAW  FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFINING THE STATEWIDE CANAL RECREATIONWAY PLAN.
SUCH ENCOURAGEMENT MAY INCLUDE THE PROVISION OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE  TO
PREPARE AND IMPLEMENT SUCH PLANS AND PROGRAMS.
  S  3.  Subdivision  1  of section 384 of the public authorities law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (c) to read as follows:
  (C) THE AUTHORITY IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
TO MUNICIPALITIES FOR THE PURPOSE OF  UNDERTAKING  THE  PREPARATION  AND
IMPLEMENTATION OF LOCAL WATERFRONT REVITALIZATION PLANS AND PROGRAMS.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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