senate Bill S1111

2019-2020 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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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation Committee

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Jan 11, 2019 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

S1111 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation
Law Section:
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A6273
2013-2014: A5964
2015-2016: S5498, A6681
2017-2018: S893, A6681

S1111 (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.

S1111 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1111 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2019

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


  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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