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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation|
senate Bill S1026
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S1026 - Details
S1026 - 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.
S1026 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1026 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in relation to the maintenance and preservation of state historic sites PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: To ensure that the state's historic sites and their associated collections are cared for according to best practices during a period of extended public closure. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The parks, recreation and historical preservation law is amended by adding a new section 14.11 which will outline a series of best practices that must be followed should any, of the state's historic sites be closed for longer than 6 months. The bill explains that state historic sites, as nationally recognized historic treasures, shall be subject to the highest standards of care, custody and control to assure their preservation for future generations. During the process of determining the viability of the office maintaining 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 establishment of a non-profit group that would contract with the office to maintain the historic site following the agency's established criteria. The written report shall also include
S1026 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1026 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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