Assembly Bill A3059

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Directs the department of economic development to conduct a study regarding increasing public access to museums in New York state

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
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2023-A3059 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5265
Current Committee:
Assembly Tourism, Parks, Arts And Sports Development
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs

2023-A3059 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the department of economic development, in consultation with various departments and offices, to conduct a study regarding increasing public access to museums in New York state; directs a report on such study to be submitted no later than one year after the effective date.

2023-A3059 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3059
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 2, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. FALL -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development
 
 AN ACT to direct the department of economic  development  to  conduct  a
   study regarding increasing public access to 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. Study. The department of economic development, in  conjunc-
 tion  with  the  empire state development corporation, the department of
 education, the office of parks, recreation  and  historic  preservation,
 the  department  of environmental conservation, the department of state,
 the New York city department of cultural  affairs,  the  New  York  city
 parks  department, and the New York state council on the arts, is hereby
 directed to conduct a comprehensive study on increasing public access to
 museums in New York state. The museums that shall be identified in  such
 study  shall  include,  but  not  be  limited  to the American Museum of
 Natural History, Brooklyn Botanic Garden,  Brooklyn  Academy  of  Music,
 Brooklyn  Children's  Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of the City of New
 York, New York Botanical Garden, New York Hall of Science, Staten Island
 Museum, Staten Island Zoo, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wave Hill,  Bronx
 Zoo,  Central Park Zoo, New York Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo, and Queens
 Florham Park Zoo. Such study shall include, but not be limited to:
   1. Taking a census of such museums as at the end of  the  fiscal  year
 2018,  including  information  on the size, including but not limited to
 total land area, square footage and number of buildings,  rent  actually
 paid  or  the  value  of  the rent forgiven, hours of operation, visitor
 statistics,  including  attendance  figures  calculated  using   tickets
 presented  to  cashiers  and  reported  as  complimentary,  full fare or
 discounted, and individuals exempted from paying fees such as  students,
 professors  and teachers, military or persons with disabilities, and zip
 codes of visitors.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05458-01-3
 A. 3059                             2
              

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