senate Bill S1567

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of parks, recreation and historic preservation to establish the state parks passport program

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Feb 05, 2019 referred to finance
Jan 15, 2019 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

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

S1567
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Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee Vote: Feb 5, 2019

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S1567 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3.27, Pks & Rec L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S7260

S1567 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of parks, recreation and historic preservation to establish the state parks passport program allowing visitors to state parks and historic sites to log their visits to such sites in a passport book or electronic application.

S1567 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1567 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1567

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FUNKE  -- 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 parks, recreation and historic preservation law,  in
  relation to establishing the state parks passport program

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

  Section 1. The parks, recreation  and  historic  preservation  law  is
amended by adding a new section 3.27 to read as follows:
  §  3.27  STATE  PARKS  PASSPORT  PROGRAM. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
PROVISION OF LAW, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH A STATE  PARKS  PASS-
PORT PROGRAM.
  2.  THE STATE PARKS PASSPORT PROGRAM SHALL USE A PRINTED PASSPORT BOOK
OR ELECTRONIC APPLICATION TO ALLOW VISITORS TO STATE PARKS AND  HISTORIC
SITES  TO  LOG  THEIR VISITS TO SUCH SITES WITH INK STAMPS OR ELECTRONIC
STAMPS, AND INK STAMPS OR ELECTRONIC STAMPS  THAT  IDENTIFY  EACH  STATE
PARK OR HISTORIC SITE BY NAME. THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT
OF  THE  STATE  PARKS  PASSPORT PROGRAM SHALL BE DERIVED FROM THE PATRON
SERVICES ACCOUNT OF THE MISCELLANEOUS SPECIAL REVENUE FUND. THE  COMMIS-
SIONER  MAY CHARGE PURCHASERS OF THE PRINTED PASSPORT BOOK OR ELECTRONIC
APPLICATION FOR THE COSTS ASSOCIATED FOR PRINTING  OR  DEVELOPING  THOSE
MATERIALS.
  3.  THE COMMISSIONER MAY DESIGNATE A SUBSET OF SUCH SITES EACH YEAR TO
HIGHLIGHT VARIOUS REGIONS OF THE STATE OR VARIOUS  STATE  PARK  REGIONS.
THE  COMMISSIONER  MAY PROVIDE FOR THE CONDUCTING OF SPECIAL EVENTS THAT
EMPHASIZE OUTDOOR RECREATION OR FITNESS  FOR  CERTAIN  SUBSETS  OF  PARK
ATTENDEES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CHILDREN AND SENIOR CITIZENS.
  4.  THE  COMMISSIONER MAY PROMULGATE SUCH REGULATIONS AS MAY BE NECES-
SARY FOR THE OPERATION OF THE STATE PARKS PASSPORT PROGRAM.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07181-01-9

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