assembly Bill A9661

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Prohibits littering on state park lands

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Jan 30, 2018 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development

A9661 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3053
Law Section:
Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §13.12, Pks & Rec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S3014
2015-2016: S956
2019-2020: S2494

A9661 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits littering on state park lands.

A9661 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9661

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 30, 2018
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law,  in
  relation to prohibiting littering on state park lands

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

  Section 1. The parks, recreation  and  historic  preservation  law  is
amended by adding a new section 13.12 to read as follows:
  §  13.12  THROWING REFUSE ON PARK LANDS PROHIBITED. 1. NO PERSON SHALL
THROW, DUMP, DEPOSIT OR PLACE, OR CAUSE TO BE THROWN, DUMPED,  DEPOSITED
OR  PLACED  UPON  ANY PARK LANDS OR UPON PRIVATE LANDS ADJACENT THERETO,
ANY REFUSE, TRASH, GARBAGE, RUBBISH, LITTER OR ANY NAUSEOUS OR OFFENSIVE
MATTER.
  2. NOTHING HEREIN CONTAINED SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS PROHIBITED  THE  USE
IN  A  REASONABLE  MANNER AS ASHES, SAND, SALT OR OTHER MATERIAL FOR THE
PURPOSE OF REDUCING THE HAZARD OF, OR PROVIDING TRACTION ON SNOW, ICE OR
SLEET.
  3. A VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE  OF  THIS  SECTION
SHALL  BE PUNISHABLE BY A FINE NOT TO EXCEED SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS
AND/OR A REQUIREMENT TO PERFORM SERVICES AT THE  PARK  LANDS  WHERE  THE
OFFENSE  OCCURRED,  OR,  IN THE DISCRETION OF THE DEPARTMENT, AT ANOTHER
STATE PARK LAND LOCATION, NOT TO EXCEED TEN HOURS AND FOR ANY SECOND  OR
SUBSEQUENT  VIOLATION  BY A FINE NOT TO EXCEED ONE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED
DOLLARS AND/OR A REQUIREMENT TO PERFORM SERVICES AT THE PARK LANDS WHERE
THE OFFENSE OCCURRED, OR, IN THE DISCRETION OF THE DEPARTMENT, AT ANOTH-
ER STATE PARK LAND LOCATION, NOT TO EXCEED FIFTEEN HOURS.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08504-01-7

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