senate Bill S1033

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates the Pennies for parks program providing funds for capital expenditures at state parks and historic sites; imposes tax on single use carryout plastic bags

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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

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S1033 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5972
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law
Laws Affected:
Ren §13.31 to be §13.32, add §13.33, Pks & Rec L; add §1105-D, Tax L; add §92-t, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S4277, A6272

S1033 - Summary

Creates the "Pennies for parks" program providing funds for capital expenditures at state parks and historic sites; imposes tax on single use carryout plastic bags; establishes the pennies for parks fund to hold funds received by the tax on single use carryout plastic bags.

S1033 - Sponsor Memo

S1033 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1033

                       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  creating the "Pennies for parks" program providing funds
  for capital expenditures at state parks and historic sites;  to  amend
  the  tax law, in relation to imposing tax on single use carryout plas-
  tic bags; and to amend the state finance law, in  relation  to  estab-
  lishing the pennies for parks fund

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds  and
declares  that  state parks and historic sites enhance the character and
quality of life and enhance the economic vitality of  local  communities
and provide healthy and affordable recreational and educational opportu-
nities to New York state residents and visitors. If allowed to fall into
disrepair,  state  parks  and historic sites may become inaccessible and
uninviting to the public. Once closed or sold, state parks and  historic
sites  are  difficult,  if  not  impossible, to recover or rehabilitate.
Accordingly, state parks and historic sites should be provided necessary
capital funding in a manner which is cognizant of  their  aforementioned
intrinsic values.
  The  legislature  also finds and declares that the single use carryout
plastic bags distributed by New York retailers have a negative impact on
the environment, littering our communities, parks and  beaches;  filling
our landfills; harming wildlife; and using millions of gallons of oil to
produce.  An  additional  economic  incentive  should be put in place to
encourage the use of reusable bags and reduce the stream of  single  use
carryout plastic bags.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00526-01-3

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