senate Bill S1425

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 12, 2019 advanced to third reading
Feb 11, 2019 2nd report cal.
Feb 05, 2019 1st report cal.125
Jan 14, 2019 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

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Feb 5, 2019 - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee Vote

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S1425 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3723
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: S6271, A9351
2017-2018: S3108, A392

S1425 - Summary

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

S1425 - Sponsor Memo

S1425 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1425

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. SERRANO, BAILEY, COMRIE, HOYLMAN, PARKER, PERSAUD --
  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation

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.

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