Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 01, 2023||
referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
Senate Bill S5265
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S5265 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation
- Law Section:
- Arts and Cultural Affairs
2023-S5265 (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-S5265 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5265 SPONSOR: CLEARE TITLE OF BILL: An act to direct the department of economic development to conduct a study regarding increasing public access to museums in New York state PURPOSE OF THE BILL: New York City is home to the world's most noteworthy museums, zoos, performing arts centers, botanical gardens and more thanks to a unique mid-19th century public-private partnership providing free access and instruction to New Yorkers in exchange for free rent in buildings built on City-owned parkland. Today, seventeen institutions benefit from the partnership and receive more than $1 billion annually in free rent, operating subsidies and admissions fees, while New Yorkers are asked to pay for entrance. The Bill requests a study of controlling laws and contracts with regard to each museum's initial or amended incorporating purpose and each museum's obligation to provide free admission and/or instruction to New Yorkers in exchange for the financial support, with the purpose to elicit opinions and recommendations to ensure that each museum's policies and practices are in compliance.
2023-S5265 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5265 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 1, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. CLEARE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation 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
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