Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 17, 2023||
referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
|Mar 30, 2023||
advanced to third reading
|Mar 29, 2023||
2nd report cal.
|Mar 28, 2023||
1st report cal.583
|Jan 12, 2023||
referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
Senate Bill S1458
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S1458 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S1458 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Creates a legislative task force on outdoor environmental education and recreation that will benefit residents of New York state by fostering stewardship and conservation of the environment, and an appreciation of the importance of the wise use of natural resources as well as acknowledgment of the health benefits of time spent in nature.
2023-S1458 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1458 SPONSOR: SERRANO TITLE OF BILL: An act creating a legislative task force on outdoor environmental educa- tion and recreation that will benefit residents of New York state by stewardship and conservation of the environment, an appreciation of the importance of the wise use of natural resources as well as acknowledg- ment of the health benefits of time spent in nature PURPOSE: This bill creates a task force on outdoor environmental education and recreation. This bill would assemble representatives from various organ- izations and state agencies to promote development of a framework that will ensure that New York State has an aggressive outdoor environmental education and recreation plan that focuses on creating, developing and retaining opportunities for outdoor learning. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
2023-S1458 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1458 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 12, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SERRANO, HINCHEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation AN ACT creating a legislative task force on outdoor environmental educa- tion and recreation that will benefit residents of New York state by stewardship and conservation of the environment, an appreciation of the importance of the wise use of natural resources as well as acknowledgment of the health benefits of time spent in nature THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings. (a) The legislature hereby finds that in the last two decades, childhood has moved indoors. The average Ameri- can boy or girl spends just four to seven minutes each day in unstruc- tured outdoor play, and more than seven hours each day in front of an electronic screen. The decline in the appreciation and prevalence of outdoor recreation opportunities profoundly impacts the wellness of our state's youth. The correlation between increasing childhood obesity rates and the decline in outdoor recreation is undeniable. (b) The legislature further finds that visual and physical access to basic types of open space is vital for everyone, and particularly valu- able to children growing up in "urban hardscapes", or areas where access to nature is limited. (c) The legislature further finds that the development of policies that foster stewardship of the environment, the importance of the wise use of natural resources and recognition of the health benefits of time spent in nature are essential to the residents of New York state. The legislature concludes that this can best be accomplished by the creation of a task force on outdoor environmental education and recreation. § 2. Objectives. A legislative task force on outdoor environmental education and recreation is hereby established to: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04135-01-3 S. 1458 2
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