senate Bill S5501

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Allows persons with disabilities and their immediate family to access state parks and recreational facilities without charge

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
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S5501 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation
Law Section:
Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §13.22, Pks & Rec L

S5501 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows persons with disabilities and their immediate family to access state parks and recreational facilities without charge.

S5501 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5501 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5501

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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  access  to  state  parks  and recreational facilities by
  persons with a disability without charge

  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 13.22 to read as follows:
  § 13.22 STATE PARK AND RECREATIONAL FACILITY ACCESS;  PERSONS  WITH  A
DISABILITY. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRA-
RY, THE OFFICE SHALL PROVIDE TO A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY ACCESS TO ALL
STATE  PARKS  AND  RECREATIONAL FACILITIES UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE
OFFICE OR OTHER STATE AGENCY, ENTITLING SUCH PERSON AND HIS OR HER IMME-
DIATE FAMILY TO A PASS TO SUCH STATE PARKS AND  RECREATIONAL  FACILITIES
WITHOUT THE CHARGE OF ANY ADMISSION.
  2.  THE  PASS  FOR  PERSONS  WITH  A  DISABILITY SHALL BE AVAILABLE AT
REGIONAL PARK HEADQUARTERS AND SUCH OTHER PLACES  AS  THE  OFFICE  SHALL
DESIGNATE.  SUCH  PASS SHALL BE ISSUED IN A MANNER AND FORM TO BE DETER-
MINED BY THE OFFICE THAT SHALL BE SUFFICIENT TO IDENTIFY THE  HOLDER  AS
DISABLED AND SHALL BE VALID FOR THE LIFE OF SUCH PERSON.
  3.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "DISABILITY" MEANS (A) A PHYS-
ICAL, MENTAL OR MEDICAL IMPAIRMENT RESULTING FROM ANATOMICAL, PHYSIOLOG-
ICAL, GENETIC OR NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS WHICH PREVENTS THE EXERCISE  OF
A  NORMAL BODILY FUNCTION OR IS DEMONSTRABLE BY MEDICALLY ACCEPTED CLIN-
ICAL OR LABORATORY DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES OR (B)  A  RECORD  OF  SUCH  AN
IMPAIRMENT OR (C) A CONDITION REGARDED BY OTHERS AS SUCH AN IMPAIRMENT.
  4.  THE  OFFICE  SHALL PROMULGATE SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS AS MAY BE
NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10655-01-9

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