|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 13, 2012||referred to finance|
senate Bill S6931
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6931 - Details
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- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art 18 §18.01, Pks & Rec L; add §97-llll, St Fin L
S6931 - Summary
Provides for establishment of the urban open space program in the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation; establishes the urban open space program fund; makes an appropriation of 10 million dollars; purpose of the program is to provide for the acquisition, creation, establishment, expansion, improvement, conservation and protection of open space areas in cities for the purpose of enhancing the urban environment, and thereby promoting the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state in a variety of ways, such as reduction of air and noise pollution, modification of extremes of temperature (resulting in the reduction of energy expended to heat/cool buildings/homes), assisting watershed management, providing habitats for desirable urban vegetation and wildlife, provision of shade, preservation of natural resources, enhancement of real estate values and beautification of urban areas throughout the state.
S6931 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6931 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law and the state finance law, in relation to providing for the establishment of the urban open space program and establishing the urban open space program fund; and making an appropriation therefor PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Provides for the establishment of the Urban Open Space Program Fund in the office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law is amended by adding a new article 18. JUSTIFICATION: Many of New York State's low income urban communities suffer from a dramatic absence of parkland and open space. Parklands and open spaces enhance the urban environment and promote the health, safety and welfare of inner city residents by reducing air and noise pollution, reducing temperatures--thereby reducing the amount of energy consumed in heating and Cooling many urban buildings, assisting in watershed management, providing habitats for desirable urban vegetation and wildlife, provid- ing shade, preserving natural resources and enhancing real estate values.
S6931 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6931 I N S E N A T E April 13, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law and the state finance law, in relation to providing for the establishment of the urban open space program and establishing the urban open space program fund; and making an appropriation therefor 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 article 18 to read as follows: ARTICLE 18 URBAN OPEN SPACE PROGRAM SECTION 18.01 URBAN OPEN SPACE PROGRAM. S 18.01 URBAN OPEN SPACE PROGRAM. 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH WITHIN THE OFFICE AN URBAN OPEN SPACE PROGRAM (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO IN THIS SECTION AS "UOS PROGRAM" OR "PROGRAM"). THE PURPOSE OF THE UOS PROGRAM SHALL BE TO PROVIDE FOR THE ACQUISITION, CREATION, ESTABLISH- MENT, EXPANSION, IMPROVEMENT, CONSERVATION AND PROTECTION OF OPEN SPACE AREAS IN CITIES. THE PURPOSE OF SUCH OPEN SPACE AREAS SHALL BE TO ENHANCE THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT, THEREBY PROMOTING THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE IN A VARIETY OF WAYS, SUCH AS: REDUCTION OF AIR POLLUTION, REDUCTION OF NOISE POLLUTION, MODIFICATION OF EXTREMES OF TEMPERATURE THEREBY REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF ENERGY CONSUMED IN HEATING AND COOLING MANY URBAN BUILDINGS AND HOMES, ASSIST- ING IN WATERSHED MANAGEMENT, PROVIDING HABITATS FOR DESIRABLE URBAN VEGETATION AND WILDLIFE, PROVISION OF SHADE, PRESERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES, ENHANCEMENT OF REAL ESTATE VALUES AND BEAUTIFICATION OF URBAN AREAS THROUGHOUT THE STATE. 2. THE UOS PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: (A) ACQUISITION, CREATION, ESTABLISHMENT, EXPANSION, IMPROVEMENT, CONSERVATION AND PROTECTION OF OPEN SPACE AREAS IN CITIES BY THE OFFICE FOR UOS PROGRAM PURPOSES; AND EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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