|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 20, 2019||committed to rules|
|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|
senate Bill S1425
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1425 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1425 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1425 SPONSOR: SERRANO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the arts and cultural affairs law and the economic development law, in relation to creating the arts and cultural district PURPOSE: Relates to developing criteria and guidelines for state designated arts and cultural districts SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Requires the Council of the Arts to develop guidelines for state-desig- nated arts and cultural districts, which shall be designated as such upon application and approval if such a proposed district meets one of several criteria for economic development and positive community impact. A district may be within one municipality or cross municipal lines based upon the nature of the district. Once certified as a state-designated
S1425 (ACTIVE) - 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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