senate Bill S342

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits the Adirondack park agency from implementing any rule or regulation relating to campgrounds which is inconsistent with department of health rules

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
May 07, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 02, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 01, 2012 1st report cal.653
Jan 04, 2012 referred to finance
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
May 16, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2011 1st report cal.571
Jan 05, 2011 referred to finance

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May 1, 2012 - Finance committee Vote

S342
20
9
committee
20
Aye
9
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 10, 2011 - Finance committee Vote

S342
21
7
committee
21
Aye
7
Nay
6
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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S342 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A148
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง802, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S320, A446

S342 - Bill Texts

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Prohibits the Adirondack park agency from promulgating or implementing any rule, regulation or land use and development plan, related to campgrounds, which is inconsistent with the provisions of any rule or regulation of the department of health relating thereto.

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BILL NUMBER:S342

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to the regulation of campgrounds
by the Adirondack park agency

PURPOSE:
To ensure that campgrounds located in the Adirondack Park are treated
the same as those located outside the Park.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1- Amends subdivision 10 of section 802 of the executive law,
as amended by chapter .348 of the laws of 1973 to provide that no
provision of this article shall be deemed to authorize the agency to
create any rule, regulation or land use and development plan relating
to campgrounds which is inconsistent with the Department of Health's
rules and regulations relating to campgrounds.

Section 2- Effective Date

EXISTING LAW:
Subdivision 10 of section 802 of the executive law defines campgrounds.

JUSTIFICATION:
The Adirondack Park Agency was created in 1971 in order to protect the
public and private lands in the Adirondack Park. Since then, certain
regulations have been adopted which have been seen as limiting the
ability of local residents and businesses to live and work within the
Park.

The Agency has recently proposed regulations which have the potential
to negatively impact campground owners and campers. There is no
environmental benefit to the APA's regulations.
Campgrounds within the Park must be able to compete with campgrounds
located outside the Park otherwise people will go to campsites
outside the Park or in other states. Seasonal campers spending time
in these parks contribute to the economy of the area through
shopping, dining, attending attractions, etc. As long as the camps
comply with the Department of Health regulations, they should not be
treated any differently just because they are located within the Blue
Line.

This legislation is intended to level the playing field for campground
owners who are located within the imaginary Blue Line.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009/10: S.320 Finance; A.446 Environmental Conservation
2007/08: S.1124 Finance
2006: S.5980 Passed Senate; A.9456 Environmental Conservation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately


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

    S. 342                                                    A. 148

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LITTLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. SAYWARD -- read once and  referred
  to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive law, in relation to the regulation of
  campgrounds by the Adirondack park agency

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  10  of  section 802 of the executive law, as
amended by chapter 348 of the laws  of  1973,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  10.  "Campground"  means  any area designed for transient occupancy by
camping in tents, camp trailers, travel trailers, motor homes or similar
facility designed for temporary  shelter;  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT  NO
PROVISION  OF  THIS  ARTICLE  SHALL BE DEEMED TO AUTHORIZE THE AGENCY TO
PROMULGATE OR IMPLEMENT ANY RULE, REGULATION OR LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT
PLAN, RELATING TO ANY CAMPGROUND OR CAMPGROUNDS, WHICH IS IN ANY  MANNER
INCONSISTENT  WITH THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
RELATING THERETO, AND EVERY SUCH INCONSISTENT RULE, REGULATION AND  LAND
USE AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN OF THE AGENCY SHALL BE VOID.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01282-01-1

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