senate Bill S4078

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a geoparks task force to survey and formulate a plan for identifying sites for a system of geoparks, and a management and development strategy

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2021 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 19, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 12, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 11, 2021 1st report cal.1043
Feb 02, 2021 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

Votes

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May 11, 2021 - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee Vote

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Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee Vote: May 11, 2021

S4078 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Parks
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5498
2017-2018: S893
2019-2020: S1111

S4078 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a geoparks task force to survey and formulate a plan for identifying sites for a system of geoparks, and a management and development strategy for such parks.

S4078 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4078 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4078
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 2, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HINCHEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
   Parks and Recreation
 
 AN ACT to establish a geoparks task force to  provide  a  plan  for  the
   identification  of  and  make recommendations for educational opportu-
   nities associated with geological sites  as  geoparks  throughout  the
   state
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that the
 state is geographically  rich  with  numerous  and  diverse  significant
 geological  sites.  In  the  nineteenth  century  this state was a world
 center for the study of geology. Furthermore,  the  state  museum  along
 with  a  number  of  private and public institutions of higher education
 teach and engage in geologic research. There are at least 68 significant
 geological sites within the 178 state parks.
   The Global Geoparks Network was established as a United Nations Educa-
 tional, Scientific and Cultural Organization program in 1998 to seek the
 promotion and conservation of the earth's geological heritage,  as  well
 as  fostering  sustainable research, education and development by inter-
 ested communities. At least  58  geoparks  in  18  countries  have  been
 included in such network.
   This legislature further finds that greater recognition of the state's
 geologic  resources  would  foster wider education about these resources
 and sustainable socio-economic development, such as geotourism.
   Therefore, this act establishes a geologic task force  to  survey  and
 formulate  a  plan for identifying sites for a system of geoparks, and a
 management and development strategy for geoparks.
   § 2. There is hereby established a geoparks task  force,  which  shall
 consist of eleven members. The membership of such task force shall be as
 follows: the commissioner of parks, recreation and historic preservation

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

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