1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Public Buildings
  4. Article 4-B: Historic and Cultural Properties


Section 63 Protection and management of state historic and cultural properties

Public Buildings (PBB)

Protection and management of state historic and cultural properties. The commissioner of the office of general services or the chief executive officer of any state agency shall:

  1. Consult with the commissioner of parks and recreation as early in the planning process as may be practicable when planning to demolish, alter or transfer any property under their jurisdiction listed on the state or national register or that has been determined by the commissioner of parks and recreation to be eligible for the state register, for the purpose of exploring alternatives to demolition, alteration or transfer. The commissioner of parks and recreation shall inform the state board of such proposed actions.

  2. Initiate measures and procedures to provide for the maintenance, through preservation, rehabilitation or restoration of properties under their jurisdiction that are listed on the state or national register or are determined by the commissioner of parks and recreation to be eligible for listing on the state register.

  3. Initiate measures to assure that where as a result of state action, a property listed in the state register of historic places is to be substantially altered or demolished, timely steps be taken to make or have made records, including measured drawings, photographs and maps of the property according to the standards of the Historic American Building Survey, and that a copy of such records then be deposited in the state archives and with the Library of Congress for future reference and use.

  4. To the fullest extent practicable, secure by preservation, restriction, historic or cultural properties sold or transferred by the state, which properties are listed on the state or national register or determined by the commissioner of parks and recreation to be eligible for listing on the state register.

  5. Cooperate with purchasers and transferees of state owned properties listed on the state or national register or determined by the commissioner of parks and recreation to be eligible for listing on the state register in the development of viable plans to use such property in a manner compatible with preservation objectives.