senate Bill S3826

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Creates a legislative task force on outdoor environmental education and recreation

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
Feb 15, 2019 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

S3826 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3770
Current Committee:
Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation
Law Section:
Parks
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7819
2013-2014: A1171
2015-2016: A792
2017-2018: S4626, A865
2021-2022: S5025, A10304
2023-2024: S1458

S3826 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a legislative task force on outdoor environmental education and recreation that will benefit residents of New York state by fostering stewardship and conservation of the environment, and an appreciation of the importance of the wise use of natural resources as well as acknowledgment of the health benefits of time spent in nature.

S3826 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3826 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3826

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Cultural  Affairs,
  Tourism, Parks and Recreation

AN ACT creating a legislative task force on outdoor environmental educa-
  tion  and  recreation that will benefit residents of New York state by
  stewardship and conservation of the environment,  an  appreciation  of
  the  importance  of  the  wise  use  of  natural  resources as well as
  acknowledgment of the health benefits of time spent in nature

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings. (a) The legislature hereby finds that
in the last two decades, childhood has moved indoors. The average Ameri-
can  boy  or girl spends just four to seven minutes each day in unstruc-
tured outdoor play, and more than seven hours each day in  front  of  an
electronic  screen.  The  decline  in the appreciation and prevalence of
outdoor recreation opportunities profoundly impacts the wellness of  our
state's  youth.  The  correlation  between  increasing childhood obesity
rates and the decline in outdoor recreation is undeniable.
  (b) The legislature further finds that visual and physical  access  to
basic  types of open space is vital for everyone, and particularly valu-
able to children growing up in "urban hardscapes", or areas where access
to nature is limited.
  (c) The legislature further finds that  the  development  of  policies
that  foster  stewardship of the environment, the importance of the wise
use of natural resources and recognition of the health benefits of  time
spent  in  nature  are essential to the residents of New York state. The
legislature concludes that this can best be accomplished by the creation
of a task force on outdoor environmental education and recreation.
  § 2. Objectives. A legislative task  force  on  outdoor  environmental
education and recreation is hereby established to:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01162-01-9

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