senate Bill S4355

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to installing Lyme and tick-borne disease warning signs at all state-managed parks

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 29, 2019 signed chap.206
Aug 23, 2019 delivered to governor
May 08, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.267
substituted for a6752
Mar 12, 2019 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.256
Mar 08, 2019 referred to rules

S4355 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6752
Law Section:
Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13.28, Pks & Rec L (as proposed in S. 7242 and A. 8829)

S4355 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation to install Lyme and tick-borne disease warning signs at all state-managed parks including trail entryways and campgrounds, as deemed necessary based on an assessment by the office, due to the increased presence of such diseases within the state.

S4355 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4355 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4355

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 8, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SERINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law,  in
  relation  to  installing  Lyme and tick-borne disease warning signs at
  all state-managed parks

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

  Section 1. Section 13.28 of the parks, recreation and historic preser-
vation  law,  as  added  by  a chapter of the laws of 2018, amending the
parks, recreation and historic preservation law relating  to  installing
Lyme and tick-borne disease warning signs at all state-managed parks, as
proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 7242 and A. 8829, is amended to
read as follows:
  § 13.28 Lyme and tick-borne disease warning signs.  WITHIN ONE HUNDRED
TWENTY  DAYS  OF  THE  EFFECTIVE  DATE OF THIS SECTION, THE OFFICE SHALL
PERFORM AN ASSESSMENT OF STATE PARKS,  INCLUDING  TRAILS,  TO  DETERMINE
WHERE  IT IS APPROPRIATE TO INSTALL SIGNAGE TO WARN PARK USERS OF POSSI-
BLE LYME AND TICK-BORNE INFECTIONS. THE ASSESSMENT  SHALL  INCLUDE,  BUT
SHALL  NOT  BE LIMITED TO, CONSIDERATIONS RELATED TO THE INSTALLATION OF
SIGNAGE IN AREAS OF NEW OR INCREASED CONTACT WITH TICKS REPORTED TO  THE
OFFICE,  AND,  IN  CONSULTATION  WITH THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, AN
EVALUATION OF ANY RELEVANT DATA ON TICK-BORNE DISEASES. SUCH  ASSESSMENT
SHALL  BE  UPDATED  EVERY THREE YEARS, OR EARLIER AS DEEMED NECESSARY BY
THE OFFICE AND A SUMMARY OF SUCH ASSESSMENT SHALL, WITHIN SIXTY DAYS  OF
COMPLETION,  BE  POSTED  BY  THE OFFICE ON ITS WEBSITE. The office shall
THEREAFTER install  and  maintain  signs  at  all  state-managed  parks,
including,  but  not  limited  to,  trail  entryways and campgrounds, AS
NECESSARY BASED ON SUCH ASSESSMENT, warning individuals that  ticks  may
be  found  in  such  areas and may result in Lyme disease or other tick-
borne diseases. Such office may use models already in use throughout the
state when determining the design for such signage. For the purposes  of

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

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