senate Bill S5031

2021-2022 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 - Passed Senate


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 01, 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.1045
Feb 22, 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

S5031
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee Vote: May 11, 2021

S5031 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3.27, Pks & Rec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7260
2019-2020: S1567

S5031 (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.

S5031 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5031 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5031
 
                        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 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.
                                                            LBD08203-01-1

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