assembly Bill A735

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioners of health and environmental conservation to study and develop a long term strategy to encourage outdoor environmental education and recreation

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 12, 2017 signed chap.276
Aug 31, 2017 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2017 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.2016
substituted for s3019
Jun 12, 2017 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 07, 2017 ordered to third reading rules cal.80
rules report cal.80
reported
Jun 05, 2017 reported referred to rules
May 23, 2017 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 09, 2017 referred to environmental conservation

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A735 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3019
Law Section:
Parks
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A8013, S5207
2013-2014: A1104, S3921
2015-2016: A1027, S7806

A735 - Summary

Directs the commissioners of health and environmental conservation to study and develop a long term strategy to encourage and promote outdoor environmental education and recreational opportunities in New York state.

A735 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   735

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GUNTHER, LUPARDO, ENGLEBRIGHT, RIVERA, OTIS,
  JAFFEE, COLTON, LIFTON, BLAKE, SKOUFIS, CROUCH,  SALADINO,  GIGLIO  --
  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M. of A. BARCLAY, FINCH, GLICK, HAWLEY, KEARNS,
  McDONOUGH, ORTIZ, TITONE -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to authorize and direct the commissioners of health and  environ-
  mental  conservation  to  study  and  develop  a long-term strategy to
  encourage and promote outdoor environmental education and recreational
  opportunities in New York 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 recognizes that in
the last two decades, childhood has moved indoors. The average  American
boy  or  girl spends just four to seven minutes each day in unstructured
outdoor play, and more than seven hours each day in front  of  an  elec-
tronic 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.
  Additionally,  the  legislature  recognizes  that  visual and physical
access to basic types of open space is vital for everyone,  and  partic-
ularly  valuable  to children growing up in "urban hardscapes", or areas
where access to nature is limited.
  The legislature further finds that the development  of  policies  that
foster  stewardship  of  the  environment  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 accom-
plished by the creation of a study on  outdoor  environmental  education
and recreation.
  §  2.  The  commissioners of health and environmental conservation are
hereby authorized and directed to study and develop a long-term strategy

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

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