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General functions, powers and duties of the commissioner
Economic Development Law (COM) CHAPTER 15, ARTICLE 5-E
* § 181-e. General functions, powers and duties of the commissioner.
1. The commissioner shall develop and implement an "I love NY golf"
promotion program. The commissioner, in conjunction with the
commissioner of parks, recreation and historic preservation and any
local government official or entity, shall identify a series of golf
courses to be part of a golf trail. No fewer than two golf trails should
be identified for the purposes of the program, and the commissioner
shall work to ensure an adequate representation of golf courses
throughout New York state. In identifying specific courses to be
included on a golf trail, special consideration shall be given to those
trails, which can be thematically linked by surrounding arts, cultural,
historical, entertainment or other tourism destinations or exhibits of
interest to travelers.

2. The commissioner shall cause to be developed golf vacation
itineraries based on specific golf trails, which shall identify for
visitors surrounding attractions, restaurants, golf supply shops,
lodging and other exhibits or places of entertainment as may be a part
of the theme linking the golf courses on the golf trail.

3. The commissioner shall work to develop discount packages for such
golf trails, which may include the development of a golf passport.

4. Nothing shall preclude the commissioner from contracting with an
independent vacation or travel package company to help develop golf
vacation packages along a golf trail.

* NB There are 2 § 181-e's