|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation|
|Jan 23, 2013||referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation|
senate Bill S2694
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2694 - Details
- Law Section:
- Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §19.31, Pks & Rec L
- Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S2694 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2694 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the parks, recreation and historic pres- ervation law, in relation to directing the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation to accept title to and ownership of the Portageville pedestrian bridge within the Letchworth state park PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Directs the office of parks, recre- ation, and historic preservation to accept title to the Portageville railroad bridge. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 details legislative findings that the Portageville bridge is an historic state and national treasure. It also finds that preservation of the Portageville pedestrian bridge will contribute substantially to the quality of lives of the citizens of New York, as it will provide a natural, ecological, historic, cultural and recreational resource. Addi- tionally, it will serve as an alternative route for emergency vehicles in the event of closure or blockage of the new railroad bridge. Section 2 adds a new section to the parks, recreation and historic pres- ervation law that establishes the boundaries of the Portageville pedes- trian bridge and charges the office to accept ownership of the bridge in the name of New York State when a new freight railroad bridge is completed over the Genesee River within Letchworth state park.
S2694 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2694 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 23, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GALLIVAN, YOUNG -- 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 directing the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation to accept title to and ownership of the Portageville pedestrian bridge within the Letchworth state park THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that the Portageville bridge, within the Letchworth state park, which has been in operation as a freight railroad bridge since it first opened in the year 1875, has played an important role in the cultural and economic develop- ment of the state; the bridge was superbly designed and constructed; the bridge is an historic state and national treasure; that the continued integrity of the superstructure is necessary to protect public safety; that the bridge serves as the only point of unparalleled beauty and scenic view of the Genesee River gorge; and that the bridge should be available to be accessed and enjoyed by the citizens of the state. That preservation of the Portageville pedestrian bridge will contrib- ute substantially to the quality of the lives of each citizen of the state by preserving it as a natural, ecological, historic, cultural and recreational resource within the state park which is an integral compo- nent of the state's environment. That the deck of the bridge should serve as a recreational asset to the people of the state and provide a connection to existing and future Letchworth state park trails; that the preservation of the bridge will provide an alternative route for emergency vehicles in the event of closure or blockage of the new railroad bridge; that the preservation of the bridge will contribute to tourism and economic development within the region; and that the preservation of the bridge to be known as the EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07142-02-3
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