assembly Bill A6681

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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Jan 03, 2018 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
Mar 15, 2017 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development

A6681 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S893
Law Section:
Parks
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A6273
2013-2014: A5964
2015-2016: A6681, S5498
2019-2020: A5650, S1111

A6681 (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.

A6681 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6681

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 15, 2017
                               ___________

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

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
or  his  or  her  designee;  the commissioner of education or his or her

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

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