|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation|
|Jan 14, 2011||referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation|
senate Bill S1918
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S1918 - Details
S1918 - Summary
Requires the conducting of public hearings and reports thereon prior to the closure to public access of any real property by the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation.
S1918 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1918 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in relation to requiring an evaluation of the impacts of the closure of public access to any land owned or operated by the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation PURPOSE OF THE BILL: The bill would require the conduct of public hearings and reports thereon prior to the closure of any real property by OPRHP. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill would add a new Section 13.14 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law to require the agency to prepare a draft report that provides justification and the rationale for the closure of public access of any real property owned or operations by OPRHP, at least six months prior to a proposed closure of such lands. The bill specifies the elements of the report, which must be subject to one of more public hearings at least 4 months prior to such proposed closure, with at least one public hearing in the impacted area. OPRHP must issue a final report that includes a response to all issues raised at the hearings; the report must be publicly available
S1918 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1918 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 14, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SERRANO -- 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 requiring an evaluation of the impacts of the closure of public access to any land owned or operated by the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation 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 13.14 to read as follows: S 13.14 CLOSURE OF LANDS OWNED, HELD OR ADMINISTERED BY THE OFFICE. 1. NOT LESS THAN SIX MONTHS BEFORE THE PROPOSED CLOSURE OF PUBLIC ACCESS TO ANY REAL PROPERTY OWNED, HELD OR ADMINISTERED BY THE OFFICE, THE COMMIS- SIONER SHALL ISSUE A DRAFT REPORT THAT PROVIDES THE JUSTIFICATION AND RATIONAL FOR SUCH CLOSURE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (A) A FULL DESCRIPTION OF THE REAL PROPERTY; (B) THE PURPOSES THAT THE REAL PROPERTY SERVES TO THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE; (C) A COMPARISON OF THE ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF CLOSURE VERSUS CONTINUED OPERATION OF SUCH REAL PROPERTY TO THE STATE, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND THE PUBLIC; (D) AN ANALYSIS OF THE POTENTIAL HARM TO SUCH REAL PROPERTY FROM VANDALISM, LACK OF MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE, AND OTHER IMPACTS FROM THE LACK OF REGULAR OVERSIGHT BY THE OFFICE; (E) THE IMPACT OF SUCH PROPOSED CLOSURE ON THE ENTIRE REAL PROPERTY SYSTEM OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE OFFICE; AND (F) SUCH OTHER FACTORS THAT ARE PARTICULARLY RELEVANT TO THE REAL PROPERTY AND ITS FUNCTION AS STATE LAND. 2. NOT LESS THAN FOUR MONTHS BEFORE THE PROPOSED CLOSURE OF PUBLIC ACCESS TO SUCH REAL PROPERTY, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROVIDE PUBLIC EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00402-01-1
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