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
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.
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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.