senate Bill S5025A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Creates a legislative task force on outdoor environmental education and recreation

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 03, 2021 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 26, 2021 amended on third reading 5025a
Mar 04, 2021 advanced to third reading
Mar 03, 2021 2nd report cal.
Mar 02, 2021 1st report cal.502
Feb 22, 2021 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

Votes

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Mar 2, 2021 - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee Vote

S5025
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Mar 2, 2021

Co-Sponsors

S5025 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Parks
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S4626
2019-2020: S3826

S5025 - Summary

Creates a legislative task force on outdoor environmental education and recreation that will benefit residents of New York state by fostering stewardship and conservation of the environment, and an appreciation of the importance of the wise use of natural resources as well as acknowledgment of the health benefits of time spent in nature.

S5025 - Sponsor Memo

S5025 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5025
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
   Parks and Recreation
 
 AN ACT creating a legislative task force on outdoor environmental educa-
   tion and recreation that will benefit residents of New York  state  by
   stewardship  and  conservation  of the environment, an appreciation of
   the importance of the  wise  use  of  natural  resources  as  well  as
   acknowledgment of the health benefits of time spent in nature
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative findings. (a) The legislature hereby finds that
 in the last two decades, childhood has moved indoors. The average Ameri-
 can boy or girl spends just four to seven minutes each day  in  unstruc-
 tured  outdoor  play,  and more than seven hours each day in front of an
 electronic screen. The decline in the  appreciation  and  prevalence  of
 outdoor  recreation opportunities profoundly impacts the wellness of our
 state's youth. The  correlation  between  increasing  childhood  obesity
 rates and the decline in outdoor recreation is undeniable.
   (b)  The  legislature further finds that visual and physical access to
 basic types of open space is vital for everyone, and particularly  valu-
 able to children growing up in "urban hardscapes", or areas where access
 to nature is limited.
   (c)  The  legislature  further  finds that the development of policies
 that foster stewardship of the environment, the importance of  the  wise
 use  of natural resources and recognition of the health benefits of time
 spent in nature are essential to the residents of New  York  state.  The
 legislature concludes that this can best be accomplished by the creation
 of a task force on outdoor environmental education and recreation.
   §  2.  Objectives.  A  legislative task force on outdoor environmental
 education and recreation is hereby established to:

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02743-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S5025A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Parks
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S4626
2019-2020: S3826

S5025A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a legislative task force on outdoor environmental education and recreation that will benefit residents of New York state by fostering stewardship and conservation of the environment, and an appreciation of the importance of the wise use of natural resources as well as acknowledgment of the health benefits of time spent in nature.

S5025A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5025A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5025--A
     Cal. No. 502
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. SERRANO, HINCHEY -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs,
   Tourism, Parks and Recreation -- reported favorably from said  commit-
   tee,  ordered  to first and second report, ordered to a third reading,
   amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
   third reading
 
 AN ACT creating a legislative task force on outdoor environmental educa-
   tion  and  recreation that will benefit residents of New York state by
   stewardship and conservation of the environment,  an  appreciation  of
   the  importance  of  the  wise  use  of  natural  resources as well as
   acknowledgment of the health benefits of time spent in nature
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative findings. (a) The legislature hereby finds that
 in the last two decades, childhood has moved indoors. The average Ameri-
 can  boy  or girl spends just four to seven minutes each day in unstruc-
 tured outdoor play, and more than seven hours each day in  front  of  an
 electronic  screen.  The  decline  in the appreciation and prevalence of
 outdoor recreation opportunities profoundly impacts the wellness of  our
 state's  youth.  The  correlation  between  increasing childhood obesity
 rates and the decline in outdoor recreation is undeniable.
   (b) The legislature further finds that visual and physical  access  to
 basic  types of open space is vital for everyone, and particularly valu-
 able to children growing up in "urban hardscapes", or areas where access
 to nature is limited.
   (c) The legislature further finds that  the  development  of  policies
 that  foster  stewardship of the environment, the importance of the wise
 use of natural resources and recognition of the health benefits of  time
 spent  in  nature  are essential to the residents of New York state. The
 legislature concludes that this can best be accomplished by the creation
 of a task force on outdoor environmental education and recreation.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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