senate Bill S893

2017-2018 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 21, 2018 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
Jun 20, 2018 delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 18, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.1815
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 03, 2018 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 13, 2017 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 12, 2017 ordered to third reading cal.1528
Jun 08, 2017 reported and committed to rules
May 23, 2017 reported and committed to finance
Jan 05, 2017 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

Votes

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Jun 18, 2018 - Rules committee Vote

S893
24
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committee
24
Aye
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Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Jun 12, 2017 - Rules committee Vote

S893
25
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committee
25
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 8, 2017 - Finance committee Vote

S893
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 23, 2017 - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee Vote

S893
13
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committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee Vote: May 23, 2017

S893 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6681
Law Section:
Parks
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A6273
2013-2014: A5964
2015-2016: S5498, A6681
2019-2020: S1111, A5650

S893 (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.

S893 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S893 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   893

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 5, 2017
                               ___________

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.
  § 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.

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