Assembly Bill A6985

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to restrictions on certain flight operations at municipal facilities; relates to the use of certain heliports

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    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
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    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
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2023-A6985 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6109
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §99-z, Gen Muni L; amd §§3 & 7, Chap 592 of 1998
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
A6985, S6109

2023-A6985 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits municipal corporation from permiting the use of publicly owned land for helicopter air transportation operated for the primary purpose of conducting sightseeing tours over New York city or conducting photography, videography, or similar production activities over New York city; and relates to the use of certain heliports in the city of New York.

2023-A6985 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6985
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                May 9, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. SIMONE -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Judiciary
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the general municipal law, in relation to restrictions
   on certain flight operations at municipal  facilities;  and  to  amend
   chapter  592  of  the laws of 1998, constituting the Hudson river park
   act, in relation to the use of certain heliports in the  city  of  New
   York
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1.   The general municipal law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
 section 99-z to read as follows:
   §  99-Z. RESTRICTION ON CERTAIN FLIGHT OPERATIONS AT MUNICIPAL FACILI-
 TIES. NO MUNICIPAL CORPORATION SHALL PERMIT THE USE  OF  PUBLICLY  OWNED
 LAND  FOR HELICOPTER AIR TRANSPORTATION OPERATED FOR THE PRIMARY PURPOSE
 OF CONDUCTING SIGHTSEEING TOURS OVER NEW YORK CITY OR CONDUCTING PHOTOG-
 RAPHY, VIDEOGRAPHY, OR SIMILAR PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES OVER NEW YORK CITY.
   § 2. Paragraph (v) of subdivision (g) of section 3 of chapter  592  of
 the  laws of 1998, constituting the Hudson river park act, as amended by
 chapter 517 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
   (v) a non-tourism/non-recreation heliport for [commercial and emergen-
 cy] PERMITTED transportation use; and
   § 3. Subdivision (j) of section 3 of chapter 592 of the laws of  1998,
 constituting the Hudson river park act, as amended by chapter 517 of the
 laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
   (j) "Prohibited use" means any of the following uses:
   (i) residential;
   (ii)  manufacturing,  except  in furtherance of and incidental to park
 uses, provided that small scale creation of artisan foods or other craft
 products shall not be considered manufacturing;
   (iii) warehousing;
   (iv) hotel;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10422-01-3
              

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