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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation|
|Jan 19, 2011||referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation|
senate Bill S2343
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S2343 - Details
S2343 - Summary
Provides senior citizens shall be entitled to use any park, recreational facility or historic site without the imposition of any fee or other charge; defines senior citizens as persons 65 years of age or older.
S2343 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2343 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in relation to waiver of certain fees PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To allow senior citizens, who may be living on a fixed income, to enjoy certain state facilities without charge. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends Section 13.15 of the parks, recreation and historic preservation law by adding a new subdivision 3-a which entitles senior citizens age 65 and older, to the use of any state park, recreational facility or historic sites under the jurisdiction of the Department of Parks upon the same terms and conditions as apply to the general public, but without the payment of any fee or other charge for use. JUSTIFICATION: Most senior citizens age 65 and older, live on a fixed income and should not be denied the use of any parks, recreational facilities or historic sites due to the lack of funds. PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S2343 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2343 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 19, 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 waiver of certain fees THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 13.15 of the parks, recreation and historic preser- vation law is amended by adding a new subdivision 3-a to read as follows: 3-A. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, SENIOR CITIZENS SHALL BE ENTITLED TO USE ANY PARK, RECREATIONAL FACILITY OR HISTORIC SITE UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE OFFICE UPON THE SAME TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS APPLY TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, BUT WITHOUT THE PAYMENT OF ANY FEE OR OTHER CHARGE FOR SUCH USE. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION THE TERM "SENIOR CITIZENS" SHALL MEAN PERSONS SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law, provided that the commissioner of parks, recreation and historic preservation shall promulgate any rules and regulations necessary for the timely implementation of this act on its effective date on or before such date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00189-01-1
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