senate Bill S8934

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Directs the department of economic development to conduct a study of public and private museums in the state

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Current Bill Status Via A9710 - Passed Senate & Assembly


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 02, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1690
substituted for s8934
Jun 02, 2022 substituted by a9710
May 31, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.1690
committee discharged and committed to rules
Apr 29, 2022 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

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S8934 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9710
Law Section:
Economic Development

S8934 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the department of economic development, in conjunction with other departments and entities, to conduct a comprehensive study of public and private museums, including taking a census of public and private museums in the state, and to report the findings and recommendations of such study.

S8934 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8934 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8934
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 29, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COONEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
   Parks and Recreation
 
 AN ACT in relation to conducting a study of public and  private  museums
   in New York state
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. The department of economic development, in conjunction with
 the empire state development corporation, the department  of  education,
 the  office  of parks, recreation and historic preservation, the depart-
 ment of environmental conservation, the department of state, and the New
 York state council on the arts, is hereby directed to conduct a  compre-
 hensive  study  on  public  and private museums in the state. Such study
 shall include, but not be limited to:
   1. taking a census of public and private museums in the state, includ-
 ing information on the size, hours  of  operation,  visitor  statistics,
 funding   sources   and  amounts,  and  the  subjects  of  the  museums'
 collections, of the many museums throughout the state.
   2. identifying  the  benefits,  shortfalls  and  consequences  of  the
 different  sources  of  support  museums receive publicly and those they
 must find privately.
   3. providing information and  recommendations  so  as  to  inform  the
 legislature of the adequacy of public and private sources of the funding
 for  museums in the state and to serve current and future funding needs,
 recommend systems of support to best ensure  equitable  distribution  of
 such  funds, regardless of discipline, budget size, or location, and the
 continued accessibility and availability of museums promoting a  general
 interest  in  cultural  and  historical  topics, fine arts, physical and
 natural sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics, and to deter-
 mine the feasibility of a single reporting system that  includes  active
 oversight.
   §  2. A report of the findings of such study, recommendations, and any
 proposed legislation necessary to implement such  recommendations  shall
 be  filed  with the governor, the temporary president of the senate, and
 the speaker of the assembly within one year after the effective date  of
 this act.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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