Assembly Bill A9815

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Authorizes the establishment of permanent Covid-19 memorials and establishes a Covid-19 permanent memorial fund

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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
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-A9815 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8483
Current Committee:
Assembly Governmental Operations
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §99-rr, St Fin L

2023-A9815 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the establishment of permanent COVID-19 memorials; establishes a COVID-19 permanent memorial fund.

2023-A9815 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9815
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               April 9, 2024
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. CRUZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Governmental Operations
 
 AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation  to  authorizing  the
   establishment  of  permanent  COVID-19  memorials  and  establishing a
   COVID-19 permanent memorial fund
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  The  state  of  New York and any municipality therein are
 authorized to, in collaboration with  municipal  parks  departments  and
 under  the  guidance  of  the  office of parks, recreation, and historic
 preservation, designate and  establish  a  permanent  COVID-19  memorial
 within  its  jurisdiction. Municipalities seeking to establish and main-
 tain such a memorial may apply for funding under section  99-rr  of  the
 state  finance  law  as  well  as from other public and private sources,
 including but not limited to grants, donations,  and  partnerships.  The
 final  designs and locations of such memorials shall be selected through
 a community-driven process overseen by municipal parks departments, with
 specific guidance from the office of  parks,  recreation,  and  historic
 preservation,  and  with  financial  oversight  from  the  comptroller's
 office.  The final designs and locations of such memorials shall  prior-
 itize input from those most impacted, including but not limited to fami-
 ly members and loved ones of victims of COVID-19.
   § 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 99-rr to
 read as follows:
   §  99-RR.  COVID-19 PERMANENT MEMORIAL FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTAB-
 LISHED IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER AND THE COMMISSION-
 ER OF PARKS, RECREATION AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION A FUND TO BE KNOWN  AS
 THE "COVID-19 PERMANENT MEMORIAL FUND".
   2. THE FUND SHALL CONSIST OF ALL MONEYS APPROPRIATED THEREFOR, GRANTS,
 GIFTS  OR  BEQUESTS  RECEIVED BY THE STATE FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE FUND,
 AND ALL OTHER MONEYS CREDITED OR TRANSFERRED THERETO FROM ANY OTHER FUND
 OR SOURCE. MONEYS OF SUCH FUND SHALL BE EXPENDED ONLY FOR THE ESTABLISH-
 MENT AND MAINTENANCE OF PERMANENT COVID-19 MEMORIALS.  NOTHING  IN  THIS
 SECTION  SHALL  PREVENT  THE STATE FROM SOLICITING AND RECEIVING GRANTS,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
              

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