assembly Bill A5706

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of parks, recreation and historic preservation to cooperate with municipalities in establishing adopt-a-park programs

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Feb 14, 2019 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development

A5706 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3.09, Pks & Rec L; amd §277, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A2895
2011-2012: A3409
2013-2014: A9635
2015-2016: A6696
2017-2018: A6675

A5706 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of parks, recreation and historic preservation to cooperate with municipalities in establishing adopt-a-park programs; municipalities may enter into agreements with volunteer groups for provision of services.

A5706 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5706

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ENGLEBRIGHT -- 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  and
  the  general municipal law, in relation to authorizing an adopt-a-park
  program

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 4 of section 3.09 of the parks, recreation and
historic preservation law is amended to read as follows:
  4. Cooperate in the planning, organization, development and  operation
of  municipal  and  private park, recreational and historic preservation
projects and programs.  THE COMMISSIONER MAY PROVIDE  TECHNICAL  ASSIST-
ANCE  TO  MUNICIPALITIES FOR THE PLANNING, ORGANIZATION, DEVELOPMENT AND
OPERATION OF ADOPT-A-PARK PROGRAMS UNDERTAKEN PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  TWO
HUNDRED  SEVENTY-SEVEN  OF  THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, THE DEVELOPMENT AND DISTRIBUTION OF AN  INFORMATIONAL  GUIDE
FOR PARTICIPANTS IN SUCH PROGRAMS.
  § 2. Section 277 of the general municipal law, as added by chapter 626
of the laws of 1991, is amended to read as follows:
  §  277.  Adopt-a-municipal park, shoreline or roadway programs. 1. The
governing body of any county, city, town or village is hereby authorized
and empowered to authorize and direct such of its officers  or  agencies
as  it  shall designate to enter into adopt-a-park, shoreline or roadway
program agreements with volunteers or groups in an effort to reduce  and
remove  litter  from parks, shorelines, roadways and other public lands.
Such agreements shall include but not be limited to:
  a. providing and coordinating services  by  volunteers  or  groups  to
reduce the amount of litter including providing trash bags and trash bag
pick up and in designated areas where volunteers may be in close proxim-
ity  to moving vehicles providing safety briefings and reflective safety
gear; and

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

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