senate Bill S7600

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the membership of the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor commission

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Aug 01, 2012 signed chap.359
Jul 20, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2012 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.371
substituted for a10568
Jun 14, 2012 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1261
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 06, 2012 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

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S7600 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10568
Law Section:
Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง41.05, Pks & Rec L

S7600 - Bill Texts

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Relates to the membership of the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission.

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BILL NUMBER:S7600

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in
relation to the membership of the Michigan Street African American
Heritage Corridor commission

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill will add a representative of the Langston Hughes Institute as
a voting member to the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corri-
dor Commission, change the date by which the Michigan Street African
American Heritage Corridor Commission must submit for approval to the
Commissioner a draft management plan and change the date when Article 41
expires to conform to such date. The plan must be submitted by July 31,
2013.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
This bill amends section 41.05 and section one of subdivision 2 of
section 41.09 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law, as
added by Chapter 595 of the Laws of 2007. The draft management plan
shall be submitted to the Commissioner for approval by July 31, 2013.
The bill amends Section 3 of Chapter 595 of the Laws of 2007 to extend
Article 41 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law to
December 31, 2013.

JUSTIFICATION:
The Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission was
designated as part of New York's system of heritage area in 2007. The
Commission encompasses the geographical east side of downtown Buffalo,
in Erie County. It encompasses the J. Edward Nash House, Michigan Street
Baptist Church, the Langston Hughes Institute, and the Colored Musicians
Club, associated with and revealing of a historic role as the center of
African-American history, culture and reform activities. The importance
of the Commission's mission to develop the heritage corridor to function
as a destination for both academic research and tourism is imperative.
To further the Commission's purpose, it must have a dedicated funding
source.

This legislation would give the Michigan Street African American Herit-
age Corridor Commission additional time to submit their plan to the
Commissioner for approval.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7600

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 6, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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  membership  of the Michigan Street African American
  Heritage Corridor commission

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

  Section 1. The opening paragraph of section 41.05 of the parks, recre-
ation  and  historic  preservation  law, as amended by chapter 49 of the
laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
  The commission is hereby established as a not-for-profit  corporation.
The  commission  shall be governed by the not-for-profit corporation law
except where such law conflicts with this article,  in  which  case  the
provisions of this article shall govern. The commission shall consist of
up  to  [eleven]  TWELVE  voting members and seven non-voting ex-officio
members. One member each shall be appointed by the governor, the  tempo-
rary  president  of  the  senate, and the speaker of the assembly. Other
members shall include the mayor of the city of Buffalo, or  his  or  her
designee,  a representative of museum studies at the state university of
New York College at Buffalo, two representatives of  the  department  of
Afro-American  studies at the state university of New York at Buffalo, a
representative from the Monroe Fordham regional history  center  at  the
state  university  of  New York College at Buffalo, and a representative
from each board governing the J. Edward Nash House, THE MICHIGAN  STREET
BAPTIST CHURCH, the Langston Hughes Institute, and the Colored Musicians
Club.  All  appointments  shall be residents of the city of Buffalo, but
the commission has the  authority  to  waive  this  requirement  at  its
discretion.  In  addition, seven non-voting members shall serve ex-offi-
cio: the secretary of state, the commissioners of the office  of  parks,
recreation   and   historic  preservation,  environmental  conservation,
economic development and education, ONE MEMBER FROM THE CONGREGATION  OF
THE  MICHIGAN  STREET BAPTIST CHURCH OR THEIR DESIGNEE AND the president
of the city of Buffalo's  convention  and  visitor's  bureau,  or  their

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16117-02-2

S. 7600                             2

designees[, and a representative of the Michigan Street Baptist Church].
Appointments  to the commission shall be filed with the commissioner who
shall convene the first meeting of the commission following  the  filing
of  a  majority of the appointments. At the initial meeting, the members
of the commission shall elect officers.
  S 2.  This act shall take effect on the same  date  and  in  the  same
manner as chapter 49 of the laws of 2012, amending the parks, recreation
and  historic  preservation  law  relating to membership of the Michigan
Street African American  Heritage  Corridor  commission;  and  provided,
further,  that  the amendments to section 41.05 of the parks, recreation
and historic preservation law made by section one of this act shall  not
affect  the  repeal  of such section and shall be deemed repealed there-
with.

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