senate Bill S2343

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides senior citizens shall be entitled to use any park, recreational facility or historic site without the imposition of any fee or other charge

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
Jan 19, 2011 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

S2343 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A496
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13.15, Pks & Rec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A3395, S7402, A9775

S2343 - Bill Texts

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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.

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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:
2007-2008: A.5228 - Remained in Committee
2009-2010: Senate & Assembly Referred to Cultural Affairs,
Tourism, Parks and Recreation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: a
Ninety days after it becomes law, with provisions.

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                    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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