Senate Bill S4095

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides that veterans who hold either a federal Golden Access Passport or federal Access Pass shall be granted use of public campsites, parks and other public places of recreation free of charge

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2015-S4095 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6146
Current Committee:
Assembly Veterans
Law Section:
Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13.19, Pks & Rec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7617, A9982
2017-2018: A6689
2019-2020: A4904
2021-2022: A4001, A10015
2023-2024: A1752

2015-S4095 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that veterans who hold either a federal Golden Access Passport or a federal Access Pass upon a determination of a permanent disability shall be granted use of public campsites, parks and other public places of recreation free of charge.

2015-S4095 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2015-S4095 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4095

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 26, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SKELOS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law,  in
  relation  to  free  use  of campsites, park and other public places of
  recreation by veterans who hold a federal Golden Access Passport or  a
  federal Access Pass

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

  Section 1. Section 13.19 of the parks, recreation and historic preser-
vation law, as amended by chapter 649 of the laws of 1977, is amended to
read as follows:
  S 13.19 Free use of campsites.  Notwithstanding the provisions of  any
other law, (A) any person who is blind, non-ambulatory, or an amputee or
(B)  any  veteran  of the wars of the United States, who has at any time
been awarded by the federal government an allowance towards the purchase
of an automobile or is eligible for such an award OR (C) ANY VETERAN WHO
HOLDS EITHER A FEDERAL GOLDEN ACCESS PASSPORT OR A FEDERAL  ACCESS  PASS
ISSUED UPON A DETERMINATION OF A PERMANENT DISABILITY shall be permitted
to  use  any  of  the public campsites, parks and other public places of
recreation in this state, upon the same terms and conditions as apply to
the general public, but without the payment of any fees or other charges
for the use of such campsites, parks and other public places  of  recre-
ation.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08483-01-5


              

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