senate Bill S6271A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 14, 2016 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 01, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 25, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 24, 2016 1st report cal.1081
Apr 13, 2016 print number 6271a
Apr 13, 2016 amend and recommit to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
Jan 06, 2016 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

Votes

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May 24, 2016 - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee Vote

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Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee Vote: May 24, 2016

S6271 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9351
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: S3108, A392
2019-2020: S1425, A3723

S6271 - Summary

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

S6271 - Sponsor Memo

S6271 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6271

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 6, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SERRANO -- 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 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 3.17 to read as follows:
  S 3.17. 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

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S6271A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9351
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: S3108, A392
2019-2020: S1425, A3723

S6271A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S6271A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6271A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6271--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 6, 2016
                               ___________

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

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

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