1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Parks, recreation and historic preservation
  4. Title C: Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
  5. Article 13: General Provisions


Section 13.16 Annual vehicular access fee

Parks, recreation and historic preservation (PAR)

1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the office or other state agency having jurisdiction of a state park or recreational facility shall establish an annual vehicular access fee which shall run from April first of each year to March thirty-first of the following year, entitling the holder thereof to a pass for vehicular admission without additional fee to any state park or recreational facility which has a vehicular access fee. Such annual fee shall be consistent with the fee schedule for each particular year established pursuant to section 13.15 of this chapter and shall be approved by the director of the budget.

  2. The pass for vehicular access shall be available at regional park headquarters and such other places as the office or such other state agency shall designate. Holders of such pass shall receive a decal to be placed on the side window of a vehicle for purposes of identification. Such decal shall have the emblem of the beaver thereon.

  3. Such pass for vehicular access shall not be available to the owner or operator of an omnibus operated for a commercial purpose, unless such omnibus is operated by or pursuant to an agreement with a public or private nonprofit agency for the purpose of transporting persons to or from a state park for a recreational experience.

  4. If it is demonstrated that the use of the pass for vehicular access in particular parks or recreational facilities is contrary to the public interest, the office or such other state agency having jurisdiction, may prohibit its use in such particular parks or recreational facilities by rule or regulation.

  5. The office or other state agency having jurisdiction shall promulgate such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.