senate Bill S3920A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates a legislative task force on outdoor environmental education and recreation

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 17, 2014 print number 3920a
amend and recommit to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
Jan 08, 2014 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
Feb 27, 2013 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

S3920 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1171A
Law Section:
Parks
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5205A, A7819A

S3920 - Summary

Creates a legislative task force on outdoor environmental education and recreation that will benefit residents of New York state by fostering stewardship and conservation of the environment, and an appreciation of the importance of the wise use of natural resources as well as acknowledgment of the health benefits of time spent in nature.

S3920 - Sponsor Memo

S3920 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3920

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 27, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
  Parks and Recreation

AN ACT creating a legislative task force on outdoor environmental educa-
  tion and recreation that will benefit residents of New York  state  by
  stewardship  and  conservation  of the environment, an appreciation of
  the importance of the  wise  use  of  natural  resources  as  well  as
  acknowledgment of the health benefits of time spent in nature

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings. (a) The legislature hereby finds that
in the last two decades, childhood has moved indoors. The average Ameri-
can boy or girl spends just four to seven minutes each day  in  unstruc-
tured  outdoor  play,  and more than seven hours each day in front of an
electronic 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.
  (b)  The  legislature further finds that visual and physical access to
basic types of open space is vital for everyone, and particularly  valu-
able to children growing up in "urban hardscapes", or areas where access
to nature is limited.
  (c)  The  legislature  further  finds that the development of policies
that foster stewardship of the environment, the importance of  the  wise
use  of natural resources 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 accomplished by the creation
of a task force on outdoor environmental education and recreation.
  S  2.  Objectives.  A  legislative task force on outdoor environmental
education and recreation is hereby established to:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01646-01-3

S3920A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1171A
Law Section:
Parks
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5205A, A7819A

S3920A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a legislative task force on outdoor environmental education and recreation that will benefit residents of New York state by fostering stewardship and conservation of the environment, and an appreciation of the importance of the wise use of natural resources as well as acknowledgment of the health benefits of time spent in nature.

S3920A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3920A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3920--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 27, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
  Parks and Recreation --  recommitted  to  the  Committee  on  Cultural
  Affairs,  Tourism, Parks and Recreation in accordance with Senate Rule
  6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT creating a legislative task force on outdoor environmental educa-
  tion  and  recreation that will benefit residents of New York state by
  stewardship and conservation of the environment,  an  appreciation  of
  the  importance  of  the  wise  use  of  natural  resources as well as
  acknowledgment of the health benefits of time spent in nature

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings. (a) The legislature hereby finds that
in the last two decades, childhood has moved indoors. The average Ameri-
can  boy  or girl spends just four to seven minutes each day in unstruc-
tured outdoor play, and more than seven hours each day in  front  of  an
electronic  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.
  (b) The legislature further finds that visual and physical  access  to
basic  types of open space is vital for everyone, and particularly valu-
able to children growing up in "urban hardscapes", or areas where access
to nature is limited.
  (c) The legislature further finds that  the  development  of  policies
that  foster  stewardship of the environment, the importance of the wise
use of natural resources 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 accomplished by the creation
of a task force on outdoor environmental education and recreation.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01646-02-4

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