assembly Bill A9351A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to developing criteria and guidelines for state designated arts and cultural districts

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 22, 2016 print number 9351a
Apr 22, 2016 amend (t) and recommit to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
Feb 25, 2016 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development

A9351 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6271
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3.19, Arts & Cul L; amd §168, Ec Dev L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A392, S3108
2019-2020: A3723, S1425

A9351 - Summary

Directs the council on the arts to establish criteria and guidelines for the establishment of state designated arts and cultural districts.

A9351 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9351

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 25, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development

AN ACT to amend the arts and  cultural  affairs  law  and  the  economic
  development law, in relation to the establishment of arts and cultural
  districts

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

  Section 1. The arts and cultural affairs law is amended  by  adding  a
new section 3.19 to read as follows:
  S  3.19.  ARTS  AND  CULTURAL  DISTRICTS. 1. THE COUNCIL SHALL DEVELOP
CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES FOR STATE DESIGNATED ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICTS
AND SHALL DEVELOP AN APPLICATION PROCESS FOR  RECEIVING  SUCH  A  DESIG-
NATION.  A  "DISTRICT"  SHALL BE DEFINED AS A GEOGRAPHIC AREA OF A CITY,
TOWN, OR VILLAGE WITH A CONCENTRATION OF  ARTS  OR  CULTURAL  FACILITIES
LOCATED  WITHIN  ITS  BOUNDARIES.  CRITERIA  DEVELOPED BY THE COUNCIL TO
DESIGNATE A DISTRICT SHALL INCLUDE DETERMINATIONS  THAT  SUCH  DISTRICT:
(A)  ATTRACTS  ARTISTS  OR  CULTURAL  ENTERPRISES  TO THE COMMUNITY, (B)
ENCOURAGES BUSINESS AND JOB DEVELOPMENT DUE TO THE  PRE-EXISTING  INSTI-
TUTIONS, (C) ATTRACTS A SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF TOURISM, (D) ENHANCES LOCAL
PROPERTY  VALUES  AND FOSTERS LOCAL CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT, OR (E) HAS THE
POTENTIAL TO MEET ANY OF THE CATEGORICAL  DETERMINATIONS  IF  SUFFICIENT
STATE  SUPPORT  AND ASSISTANCE IS PROVIDED TO THE PROPOSED DISTRICT. THE
COUNCIL SHALL ALSO DEVELOP GUIDELINES THAT PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO A CITY,
TOWN, OR VILLAGE IN  DEVELOPING  AN  APPLICATION  FOR  DISTRICT  CERTIF-
ICATION.
  2.  FOR  ANY  STATE DESIGNATED ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICT, THE COUNCIL
AND THE NEW YORK STATE URBAN DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION SHALL PROVIDE STATE
SUPPORTED ASSISTANCE TO SUCH DISTRICT IN ITS ACTIVITIES,  INCLUDING  BUT
NOT LIMITED TO TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING FOR FEDERAL AND NON-PRO-
FIT GRANTS, MARKETING EXPERTISE, IDENTIFICATION OF OTHER STATE RESOURCES
THAT  MAY  ASSIST  A  DISTRICT'S  ACTIVITIES  OR  PROGRAMS THAT COULD BE
CREATED OR EXPANDED WITHIN STATE AGENCIES TO ASSIST DISTRICTS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13316-03-6

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A9351A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6271
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3.19, Arts & Cul L; amd §168, Ec Dev L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A392, S3108
2019-2020: A3723, S1425

A9351A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the council on the arts to establish criteria and guidelines for the establishment of state designated arts and cultural districts.

A9351A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 9351--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 25, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Tourism,  Parks,  Arts  and  Sports  Development  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  arts  and cultural affairs law and the economic
  development law,  in  relation  to  creating  the  arts  and  cultural
  district

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

  Section 1. The arts and cultural affairs law is amended  by  adding  a
new section 3.19 to read as follows:
  S  3.19.  ARTS  AND  CULTURAL  DISTRICT.  1. THE COUNCIL SHALL DEVELOP
CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES FOR STATE DESIGNATED ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICTS
AND SHALL DEVELOP AN APPLICATION PROCESS FOR  RECEIVING  SUCH  A  DESIG-
NATION.  A  DISTRICT  SHALL  BE  DEFINED AS A GEOGRAPHIC AREA OF A CITY,
TOWN, OR VILLAGE WITH A CONCENTRATION OF  ARTS  OR  CULTURAL  FACILITIES
LOCATED  WITHIN  ITS  BOUNDARIES.  CRITERIA  DEVELOPED BY THE COUNCIL TO
DESIGNATE A DISTRICT SHALL INCLUDE DETERMINATIONS  THAT  SUCH  DISTRICT:
(A)  ATTRACTS  ARTISTS  OR  CULTURAL  ENTERPRISES  TO THE COMMUNITY, (B)
ENCOURAGES BUSINESS AND JOB DEVELOPMENT DUE TO THE  PRE-EXISTING  INSTI-
TUTIONS, (C) ATTRACTS A SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF TOURISM, (D) ENHANCES LOCAL
PROPERTY  VALUES  AND FOSTERS LOCAL CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT, OR (E) HAS THE
POTENTIAL TO MEET ANY OF THE CATEGORICAL  DETERMINATIONS  IF  SUFFICIENT
STATE  SUPPORT  AND ASSISTANCE IS PROVIDED TO THE PROPOSED DISTRICT. THE
COUNCIL SHALL ALSO DEVELOP GUIDELINES THAT PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO A CITY,
TOWN, OR VILLAGE IN  DEVELOPING  AN  APPLICATION  FOR  DISTRICT  CERTIF-
ICATION.
  2.  FOR  ANY  STATE DESIGNATED ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICT, THE COUNCIL
AND THE URBAN DEVELOPMENT  CORPORATION  SHALL  PROVIDE  STATE  SUPPORTED
ASSISTANCE  TO THE DISTRICT IN ITS ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
TO TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING FOR FEDERAL AND  NON-PROFIT  GRANTS,
MARKETING  EXPERTISE,  IDENTIFICATION  OF OTHER STATE RESOURCES THAT MAY
ASSIST A DISTRICT'S ACTIVITIES OR PROGRAMS  THAT  COULD  BE  CREATED  OR
EXPANDED WITHIN STATE AGENCIES TO ASSIST DISTRICTS.

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

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