assembly Bill A559A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides for establishment of the urban open space program in the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation; establishes fund; appropriation

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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Jun 06, 2016 held for consideration in tourism, parks, arts and sports development
May 03, 2016 print number 559a
amend and recommit to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
Jan 06, 2016 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
Jan 07, 2015 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development

A559 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S745A
Law Section:
Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 18 §18.01, Pks & Rec L; add §97-pppp, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S745A
2013-2014: A1648, S368
2011-2012: A561A, S6931
2009-2010: A3920

A559 - Summary

Provides for establishment of the urban open space program in the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation; establishes the urban open space program fund; makes an appropriation of 10 million dollars; the purpose of the program is to provide for the acquisition, creation, establishment, expansion, improvement, conservation and protection of open space areas in cities for the purpose of enhancing the urban environment, and thereby promoting the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state in a variety of ways, such as reduction of air and noise pollution, modification of extremes of temperature (resulting in the reduction of energy expended to heat/cool buildings/homes), assisting watershed management, providing habitats for desirable urban vegetation and wildlife, provision of shade, preservation of natural resources, enhancement of real estate values and beautification of urban areas throughout the state.

A559 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   559

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. LENTOL -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development

AN  ACT to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law and
  the state finance law, in relation to providing for the  establishment
  of  the urban open space program and establishing the urban open space
  program fund; and making an appropriation therefor

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  parks,  recreation  and historic preservation law is
amended by adding a new article 18 to read as follows:

                               ARTICLE 18
                        URBAN OPEN SPACE PROGRAM

SECTION 18.01 URBAN OPEN SPACE PROGRAM.
  S 18.01 URBAN OPEN SPACE PROGRAM. 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL  ESTABLISH
WITHIN  THE  OFFICE AN URBAN OPEN SPACE PROGRAM (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO
IN THIS SECTION AS "UOS PROGRAM" OR "PROGRAM"). THE PURPOSE OF  THE  UOS
PROGRAM  SHALL  BE  TO PROVIDE FOR THE ACQUISITION, CREATION, ESTABLISH-
MENT, EXPANSION, IMPROVEMENT, CONSERVATION AND PROTECTION OF OPEN  SPACE
AREAS  IN  CITIES.    THE  PURPOSE  OF SUCH OPEN SPACE AREAS SHALL BE TO
ENHANCE THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT, THEREBY PROMOTING THE HEALTH, SAFETY  AND
WELFARE  OF  THE  PEOPLE  OF  THE  STATE  IN A VARIETY OF WAYS, SUCH AS:
REDUCTION OF AIR POLLUTION, REDUCTION OF NOISE  POLLUTION,  MODIFICATION
OF  EXTREMES  OF  TEMPERATURE  THEREBY  REDUCING  THE  AMOUNT  OF ENERGY
CONSUMED IN HEATING AND COOLING MANY URBAN BUILDINGS AND HOMES,  ASSIST-
ING  IN  WATERSHED  MANAGEMENT,  PROVIDING  HABITATS FOR DESIRABLE URBAN
VEGETATION AND WILDLIFE, PROVISION OF  SHADE,  PRESERVATION  OF  NATURAL
RESOURCES, ENHANCEMENT OF REAL ESTATE VALUES AND BEAUTIFICATION OF URBAN
AREAS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

A559A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S745A
Law Section:
Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 18 §18.01, Pks & Rec L; add §97-pppp, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S745A
2013-2014: A1648, S368
2011-2012: A561A, S6931
2009-2010: A3920

A559A - Summary

Provides for establishment of the urban open space program in the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation; establishes the urban open space program fund; makes an appropriation of 10 million dollars; the purpose of the program is to provide for the acquisition, creation, establishment, expansion, improvement, conservation and protection of open space areas in cities for the purpose of enhancing the urban environment, and thereby promoting the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state in a variety of ways, such as reduction of air and noise pollution, modification of extremes of temperature (resulting in the reduction of energy expended to heat/cool buildings/homes), assisting watershed management, providing habitats for desirable urban vegetation and wildlife, provision of shade, preservation of natural resources, enhancement of real estate values and beautification of urban areas throughout the state.

A559A - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 559--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. LENTOL -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on  Tourism,  Parks, Arts and Sports Development -- recommitted to the
  Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development in accordance
  with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law and
  the state finance law, in relation to providing for the  establishment
  of  the urban open space program and establishing the urban open space
  program fund; and making an appropriation therefor

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  parks,  recreation  and historic preservation law is
amended by adding a new article 18 to read as follows:

                               ARTICLE 18
                        URBAN OPEN SPACE PROGRAM

SECTION 18.01 URBAN OPEN SPACE PROGRAM.
  S 18.01 URBAN OPEN SPACE PROGRAM. 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL  ESTABLISH
WITHIN  THE  OFFICE AN URBAN OPEN SPACE PROGRAM (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO
IN THIS SECTION AS "UOS PROGRAM" OR "PROGRAM"). THE PURPOSE OF  THE  UOS
PROGRAM  SHALL  BE  TO PROVIDE FOR THE ACQUISITION, CREATION, ESTABLISH-
MENT, EXPANSION, IMPROVEMENT, CONSERVATION AND PROTECTION OF OPEN  SPACE
AREAS  IN  CITIES.    THE  PURPOSE  OF SUCH OPEN SPACE AREAS SHALL BE TO
ENHANCE THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT, THEREBY PROMOTING THE HEALTH, SAFETY  AND
WELFARE  OF  THE  PEOPLE  OF  THE  STATE  IN A VARIETY OF WAYS, SUCH AS:
REDUCTION OF AIR POLLUTION, REDUCTION OF NOISE  POLLUTION,  MODIFICATION
OF  EXTREMES  OF  TEMPERATURE  THEREBY  REDUCING  THE  AMOUNT  OF ENERGY
CONSUMED IN HEATING AND COOLING MANY URBAN BUILDINGS AND HOMES,  ASSIST-
ING  IN  WATERSHED  MANAGEMENT,  PROVIDING  HABITATS FOR DESIRABLE URBAN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

senate Bill S7459

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes the Yonkers city school district joint schools construction and modernization act

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A9932 -


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 29, 2016 signed chap.355
Sep 20, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 16, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1870
substituted for s7459a
Jun 16, 2016 substituted by a9932a
ordered to third reading cal.1870
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 07, 2016 print number 7459a
amend and recommit to education
May 03, 2016 referred to education

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S7459 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3602, Ed L; amd §§2432, 2435-a, 2436 & 2438, Pub Auth L

S7459 - Summary

Establishes the Yonkers city school district joint schools construction and modernization act.

S7459 - Sponsor Memo

S7459 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7459

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, LATIMER -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Educa-
  tion

AN  ACT  establishing  the  Yonkers  city  school district joint schools
  construction and modernization act; and to amend the education law and
  the public authorities law, in relation  to  implementing  such  joint
  schools construction and modernization act

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
"the Yonkers city school district joint schools construction and modern-
ization act".
  S  2.  Legislative  findings  and declaration of need. The legislature
finds that Yonkers schools have a growing population yet the average age
of the school buildings in Yonkers is seventy-five years with the oldest
building at one hundred nineteen years old; nine are  over  ninety-seven
years  old  and most are past their useful life and in need of extensive
refurbishment.  The age of buildings in Yonkers  is  significantly  over
the  sixty-five  years average age of schools in New York State. Even by
maximizing the debt borrowing under existing constitutional and statuto-
ry limits Yonkers city is unable to finance modernization of its facili-
ties at a reasonable rate as needs are far greater than the availability
of capital. The city school  district's  facilities  are  landlocked  in
highly  dense  urban  neighborhoods  lacking  proper  school  bus loops,
athletic facilities and other essential school  amenities  required  for
the  safe  and  proper administration of an educational institution, and
while Yonkers city has invested significant  capital,  deterioration  of
building stock outpaces the district's ability to repair it.
  The  legislature  further finds that such deterioration of the schools
and inability to expand school  sites  to  provide  even  a  modicum  of
customary  facilities  and amenities to students is a serious impediment
to learning and teaching. If the quality of education in the city is  to
be  improved,  existing  schools must be rehabilitated and reconstructed
and new city schools must be built. This will include the retirement  of

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S7459A - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3602, Ed L; amd §§2432, 2435-a, 2436 & 2438, Pub Auth L

S7459A - Summary

Establishes the Yonkers city school district joint schools construction and modernization act.

S7459A - Sponsor Memo

S7459A - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 7459--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, LATIMER -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Educa-
  tion  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT establishing the  Yonkers  city  school  district  joint  schools
  construction and modernization act; and to amend the education law and
  the  public  authorities  law,  in relation to implementing such joint
  schools construction and modernization act

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
"the Yonkers city school district joint schools construction and modern-
ization act".
  S 2. Legislative findings and declaration  of  need.  The  legislature
finds that Yonkers schools have a growing population yet the average age
of the school buildings in Yonkers is seventy-five years with the oldest
building  at  one hundred nineteen years old; nine are over ninety-seven
years old and most are past their useful life and in need  of  extensive
refurbishment.    The  age of buildings in Yonkers is significantly over
the sixty-five years average age of schools in New York State.  Even  by
maximizing the debt borrowing under existing constitutional and statuto-
ry limits Yonkers city is unable to finance modernization of its facili-
ties at a reasonable rate as needs are far greater than the availability
of  capital.  The  city  school  district's facilities are landlocked in
highly dense  urban  neighborhoods  lacking  proper  school  bus  loops,
athletic  facilities  and  other essential school amenities required for
the safe and proper administration of an  educational  institution,  and
while  Yonkers  city  has invested significant capital, deterioration of
building stock outpaces the district's ability to repair it.
  The legislature further finds that such deterioration of  the  schools
and  inability  to  expand  school  sites  to  provide even a modicum of
customary facilities and amenities to students is a  serious  impediment
to  learning and teaching. If the quality of education in the city is to
be improved, existing schools must be  rehabilitated  and  reconstructed

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

K1264

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 2016 as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month in the State of New York

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K1264


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim May 2016 as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month in the State
of New York

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize official
months that are set aside to increase awareness of issues that affect
the lives of citizens of New York State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to memori-
alize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 2016 as Motorcycle Safety
and Awareness Month in the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Each year, motorcycle riders are killed by drivers who do not
see them; greater public awareness must be achieved in an effort to
reduce the numbers of fatalities; and
WHEREAS, In addition, the number of motorcyclists is increasing year-
ly; further education is necessary in an effort to teach riders to
become more aware of safety issues and possible road hazards; and
WHEREAS, It is imperative that there be greater public awareness of
this serious safety issue, and more must be done to increase activity at
the local, State and national levels; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 2016 as Motorcycle
Safety and Awareness Month in the State of New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York.

actions

  • 03 / May / 2016
    • REFERRED TO CALENDAR
  • 04 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative