senate Bill S368

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for establishment of the urban open space program in the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation; establishes fund; appropriation

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to finance

S368 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1648
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Add Art 18 §18.01, Pks & Rec L; add §97-llll, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6931, A561A
2009-2010: A3920

S368 - Summary

Provides for establishment of the urban open space program in the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation; establishes the urban open space program fund; makes an appropriation of 10 million dollars; purpose of the program is to provide for the acquisition, creation, establishment, expansion, improvement, conservation and protection of open space areas in cities for the purpose of enhancing the urban environment, and thereby promoting the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state in a variety of ways, such as reduction of air and noise pollution, modification of extremes of temperature (resulting in the reduction of energy expended to heat/cool buildings/homes), assisting watershed management, providing habitats for desirable urban vegetation and wildlife, provision of shade, preservation of natural resources, enhancement of real estate values and beautification of urban areas throughout the state.

S368 - Sponsor Memo

S368 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   368

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law  and
  the  state finance law, in relation to providing for the establishment
  of the urban open space program and establishing the urban open  space
  program fund; and making an appropriation therefor

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

  Section 1. The parks, recreation  and  historic  preservation  law  is
amended by adding a new article 18 to read as follows:

                               ARTICLE 18
                        URBAN OPEN SPACE PROGRAM

SECTION 18.01 URBAN OPEN SPACE PROGRAM.
  S  18.01 URBAN OPEN SPACE PROGRAM. 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH
WITHIN THE OFFICE AN URBAN OPEN SPACE PROGRAM (HEREINAFTER  REFERRED  TO
IN  THIS  SECTION AS "UOS PROGRAM" OR "PROGRAM"). THE PURPOSE OF THE UOS
PROGRAM SHALL BE TO PROVIDE FOR THE  ACQUISITION,  CREATION,  ESTABLISH-
MENT,  EXPANSION, IMPROVEMENT, CONSERVATION AND PROTECTION OF OPEN SPACE
AREAS IN CITIES.   THE PURPOSE OF SUCH OPEN  SPACE  AREAS  SHALL  BE  TO
ENHANCE  THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT, THEREBY PROMOTING THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND
WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE  IN  A  VARIETY  OF  WAYS,  SUCH  AS:
REDUCTION  OF  AIR POLLUTION, REDUCTION OF NOISE POLLUTION, MODIFICATION
OF EXTREMES  OF  TEMPERATURE  THEREBY  REDUCING  THE  AMOUNT  OF  ENERGY
CONSUMED  IN HEATING AND COOLING MANY URBAN BUILDINGS AND HOMES, ASSIST-
ING IN WATERSHED MANAGEMENT,  PROVIDING  HABITATS  FOR  DESIRABLE  URBAN
VEGETATION  AND  WILDLIFE,  PROVISION  OF SHADE, PRESERVATION OF NATURAL
RESOURCES, ENHANCEMENT OF REAL ESTATE VALUES AND BEAUTIFICATION OF URBAN
AREAS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.

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

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