assembly Bill A1104

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioners of health and environmental conservation to study and develop a long term strategy to encourage outdoor environmental education and recreation

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 18, 2014 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 08, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.67
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 20, 2013 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.586
rules report cal.586
Jun 18, 2013 reported referred to rules
Jun 03, 2013 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 09, 2013 referred to environmental conservation


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A1104 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation
Law Section:
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A8013, S5207
2015-2016: A1027, S7806
2017-2018: A735, S3019

A1104 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioners of health and environmental conservation to study and develop a long term strategy to encourage and promote outdoor environmental education and recreational opportunities in New York state.

A1104 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y


                             January 9, 2013

  DINO,  ENGLEBRIGHT, ROBERTS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BARCLAY,
  FINCH, GLICK, JORDAN, ORTIZ, TITONE -- read once and referred  to  the
  Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN  ACT to authorize and direct the commissioners of health and environ-
  mental conservation to study  and  develop  a  long-term  strategy  to
  encourage and promote outdoor environmental education and recreational
  opportunities in New York state


  Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature  recognizes  that  in
the  last two decades, childhood has moved indoors. The average American
boy or girl spends just four to seven minutes each day  in  unstructured
outdoor  play,  and  more than seven hours each day in front of an elec-
tronic screen. The decline in the appreciation and prevalence of outdoor
recreation opportunities profoundly impacts the wellness of our  state's
youth.  The  correlation  between increasing childhood obesity rates and
the decline in outdoor recreation is undeniable.
  Additionally, the legislature  recognizes  that  visual  and  physical
access  to  basic types of open space is vital for everyone, and partic-
ularly valuable to children growing up in "urban hardscapes",  or  areas
where access to nature is limited.
  The  legislature  further  finds that the development of policies that
foster stewardship of the environment  and  recognition  of  the  health
benefits  of  time spent in nature are essential to the residents of New
York state.   The legislature concludes that this  can  best  be  accom-
plished  by  the  creation of a study on outdoor environmental education
and recreation.
  S 2. The commissioners of health and  environmental  conservation  are
hereby authorized and directed to study and develop a long-term strategy

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


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