assembly Bill A3723

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to developing criteria and guidelines for state designated arts and cultural districts

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Jan 30, 2019 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development

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A3723 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1425
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3.17, Arts & Cul L; amd §168, Ec Dev L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9351, S6271
2017-2018: A392, S3108

A3723 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the council on the arts to establish criteria and guidelines for the establishment of state designated arts and cultural districts.

A3723 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3723

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 30, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the arts and  cultural  affairs  law  and  the  economic
  development  law,  in  relation  to  creating  the  arts  and cultural
  district

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

  Section  1.  The  arts and cultural affairs law is amended by adding a
new section 3.17 to read as follows:
  § 3.17. ARTS AND CULTURAL  DISTRICT.  1.  THE  COUNCIL  SHALL  DEVELOP
CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES FOR STATE DESIGNATED ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICTS
AND  SHALL  DEVELOP  AN  APPLICATION PROCESS FOR RECEIVING SUCH A DESIG-
NATION. A DISTRICT SHALL BE DEFINED AS A  GEOGRAPHIC  AREA  OF  A  CITY,
TOWN,  OR  VILLAGE  WITH  A CONCENTRATION OF ARTS OR CULTURAL FACILITIES
LOCATED WITHIN ITS BOUNDARIES. CRITERIA  DEVELOPED  BY  THE  COUNCIL  TO
DESIGNATE  A  DISTRICT  SHALL INCLUDE DETERMINATIONS THAT SUCH DISTRICT:
(A) ATTRACTS ARTISTS OR  CULTURAL  ENTERPRISES  TO  THE  COMMUNITY,  (B)
ENCOURAGES  BUSINESS  AND JOB DEVELOPMENT DUE TO THE PRE-EXISTING INSTI-
TUTIONS, (C) ATTRACTS A SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF TOURISM, (D) ENHANCES LOCAL
PROPERTY VALUES AND FOSTERS LOCAL CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT, OR (E)  HAS  THE
POTENTIAL  TO  MEET  ANY OF THE CATEGORICAL DETERMINATIONS IF SUFFICIENT
STATE SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE IS PROVIDED TO THE PROPOSED  DISTRICT.  THE
COUNCIL SHALL ALSO DEVELOP GUIDELINES THAT PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO A CITY,
TOWN,  OR  VILLAGE  IN  DEVELOPING  AN  APPLICATION FOR DISTRICT CERTIF-
ICATION.
  2. FOR ANY STATE DESIGNATED ARTS AND CULTURAL  DISTRICT,  THE  COUNCIL
AND  THE  URBAN  DEVELOPMENT  CORPORATION  SHALL PROVIDE STATE SUPPORTED
ASSISTANCE TO THE DISTRICT IN ITS ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT  LIMITED
TO  TECHNICAL  ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING FOR FEDERAL AND NON-PROFIT GRANTS,
MARKETING EXPERTISE, IDENTIFICATION OF OTHER STATE  RESOURCES  THAT  MAY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00417-01-9

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