senate Bill S2393

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation to preserve and maintain state historic sites that are closed for more than a month

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
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S2393 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5541
Law Section:
Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §14.11, Pks & Rec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7151, A10179A

S2393 - Summary

Requires the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation to preserve and maintain state historic sites that are closed for more than a month.

S2393 - Sponsor Memo

S2393 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2393

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 19, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. SERRANO, PARKER -- 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 the maintenance and preservation of state historic sites

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

  Section 1. Legislative finding. The legislature hereby finds that  the
state has long acted on the recognition that the historical, archeologi-
cal,  architectural and cultural heritage of the state as represented in
state historic sites are amongst the most important environmental assets
of the state and that they should be carefully maintained and  preserved
for future generations.
  S 2. The parks, recreation and historic preservation law is amended by
adding a new section 14.11 to read as follows:
  S  14.11  MAINTENANCE  AND  PRESERVATION OF STATE HISTORIC SITES.   1.
STATE HISTORIC SITES SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF  CARE,
CUSTODY AND CONTROL TO ASSURE THEIR PRESERVATION FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.
FOR  THE  PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "MOTHBALLING" SHALL MEAN THE PROCESS
OF TEMPORARILY CLOSING A HISTORIC STRUCTURE  THAT  INVOLVES  CONTROLLING
THE  LONG-TERM  DETERIORATION  OF THE BUILDING WHILE IT IS UNOCCUPIED AS
WELL AS FINDING METHODS TO PROTECT  IT  FROM  SUDDEN  LOSS  BY  FIRE  OR
VANDALISM;  AND "SEASONAL" SHALL MEAN A PERIOD OF TIME NOT TO EXCEED SIX
MONTHS IN ANY GIVEN YEAR.
  2. DURING THE PROCESS OF DETERMINING THE VIABILITY OF THE OFFICE MAIN-
TAINING A HISTORIC SITE OPEN  TO  THE  PUBLIC,  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL
PRODUCE  A  WRITTEN OUTLINE OF ALTERNATIVE ACTIONS THAT INCLUDE, BUT ARE
NOT LIMITED TO THE PREPARATION OF A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE ESTAB-
LISHMENT OF A NON-PROFIT GROUP THAT WOULD CONTRACT WITH  THE  OFFICE  TO
MAINTAIN  THE  HISTORIC SITE FOLLOWING THE AGENCY'S ESTABLISHED CRITERIA
AND BEST PRACTICES AND AN ECONOMIC  IMPACT  STATEMENT  ON  THE  PROPOSED

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00298-01-1

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