senate Bill S5498

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes a geoparks task force to survey and formulate a plan for identifying sites for a system of geoparks, and a management and development strategy

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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
ordered to third reading cal.1685
Jun 08, 2016 reported and committed to rules
May 24, 2016 print number 5498a
May 24, 2016 amend and recommit to finance
reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
May 14, 2015 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

Votes

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Jun 14, 2016 - Rules committee Vote

S5498A
23
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committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 8, 2016 - Finance committee Vote

S5498A
35
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committee
35
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 24, 2016 - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee Vote

S5498
13
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committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee Vote: May 24, 2016

S5498 - Details

Law Section:
Parks
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S893
2019-2020: S1111

S5498 - Summary

Establishes a geoparks task force to survey and formulate a plan for identifying sites for a system of geoparks, and a management and development strategy for such parks.

S5498 - Sponsor Memo

S5498 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5498

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2015
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to establish a geoparks task force to  provide  a  plan  for  the
  identification  of  and  make recommendations for educational opportu-
  nities associated with geological sites  as  geoparks  throughout  the
  state

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that the
state is geographically  rich  with  numerous  and  diverse  significant
geological  sites.  In  the  nineteenth  century  this state was a world
center for the study of geology. Furthermore,  the  state  museum  along
with  a  number  of  private and public institutions of higher education
teach and engage in geologic research. There are at least 68 significant
geological sites within the 178 state parks.
  The Global Geoparks Network was established as a United Nations Educa-
tional, Scientific and Cultural Organization program in 1998 to seek the
promotion and conservation of the earth's geological heritage,  as  well
as  fostering  sustainable research, education and development by inter-
ested communities. At least  58  geoparks  in  18  countries  have  been
included in such network.
  This legislature further finds that greater recognition of the state's
geologic  resources  would  foster wider education about these resources
and sustainable socio-economic development, such as geotourism.
  Therefore, this act establishes a geologic task force  to  survey  and
formulate  a  plan for identifying sites for a system of geoparks, and a
management and development strategy for geoparks.
  S 2. There is hereby established a geoparks task  force,  which  shall
consist of eleven members. The membership of such task force shall be as
follows: the commissioner of parks, recreation and historic preservation

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10091-01-5

S5498A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Parks
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S893
2019-2020: S1111

S5498A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a geoparks task force to survey and formulate a plan for identifying sites for a system of geoparks, and a management and development strategy for such parks.

S5498A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5498A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5498--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. AMEDORE -- 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 -- reported favorably from said committee and  committed  to
  the  Committee  on  Finance  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to establish a geoparks task force to  provide  a  plan  for  the
  identification  of  and  make recommendations for educational opportu-
  nities associated with geological sites  as  geoparks  throughout  the
  state

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that the
state is geographically  rich  with  numerous  and  diverse  significant
geological  sites.  In  the  nineteenth  century  this state was a world
center for the study of geology. Furthermore,  the  state  museum  along
with  a  number  of  private and public institutions of higher education
teach and engage in geologic research. There are at least 68 significant
geological sites within the 178 state parks.
  The Global Geoparks Network was established as a United Nations Educa-
tional, Scientific and Cultural Organization program in 1998 to seek the
promotion and conservation of the earth's geological heritage,  as  well
as  fostering  sustainable research, education and development by inter-
ested communities. At least  58  geoparks  in  18  countries  have  been
included in such network.
  This legislature further finds that greater recognition of the state's
geologic  resources  would  foster wider education about these resources
and sustainable socio-economic development, such as geotourism.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10091-02-6

S. 5498--A                          2

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