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           S. 3245                                                  A. 5193

                              2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                             S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                                   February 14, 2011
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       IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. FARLEY -- read twice and ordered print-
         ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Transporta-
         tion

       IN  ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. AMEDORE, CORWIN, TOBACCO, JORDAN,
         SALADINO, OAKS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  JOHNS,  P. LOPEZ  --
         read  once  and  referred to the Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts and
         Sports Development

       AN ACT to amend the  canal  law  and  the  public  authorities  law,  in
         relation to local waterfront revitalization plans and programs

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

    1    Section 1. Paragraphs a and c of subdivision 1 of section 138-a of the
    2  canal law, as amended by chapter 243 of the laws of 1993, are amended to
    3  read as follows:
    4    a. the chairman of the authority, the commissioner of  transportation,
    5  the commissioner of the office of parks, recreation and historic preser-
    6  vation  [and],  the  commissioner  of environmental conservation AND THE
    7  SECRETARY OF STATE, or their representatives;
    8    c. the commissioner of economic  development  [and  the  secretary  of
    9  state,]  or  [their  representatives]  HIS  OR HER REPRESENTATIVE, and a
   10  member from each of the regional  planning  boards,  as  established  by
   11  articles  five-G and twelve-B of the general municipal law, whose region
   12  is intersected by the canal shall be ex-officio, non-voting  members  of
   13  the  commission  and shall provide technical expertise and advice to the
   14  commission as necessary.
   15    S 2. Subdivision 4 of section 138-b of the canal law,  as  amended  by
   16  chapter  335  of the laws of 2001, is amended and a new subdivision 8 is
   17  added to read as follows:
   18    4. If deemed appropriate, request that studies, surveys or analyses be
   19  performed by the corporation, the departments of transportation, econom-

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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    1  ic development  [and],  environmental  conservation,  STATE  and/or  the
    2  office  of  parks, recreation and historic preservation to assist in the
    3  development, promotion,  marketing  and/or  preservation  of  the  canal
    4  system or the preparation of the plan. At the request of the commission,
    5  state  agencies  and  public authorities shall cooperate fully and shall
    6  provide requested information in a timely manner.
    7    8. ENCOURAGE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO PREPARE LOCAL WATERFRONT REVITALIZA-
    8  TION PROGRAMS AND PLANS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FORTY-TWO OF  THE  EXECUTIVE
    9  LAW  FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFINING THE STATEWIDE CANAL RECREATIONWAY PLAN.
   10  SUCH ENCOURAGEMENT MAY INCLUDE THE PROVISION OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE  TO
   11  PREPARE AND IMPLEMENT SUCH PLANS AND PROGRAMS.
   12    S  3.  Subdivision  1  of section 384 of the public authorities law is
   13  amended by adding a new paragraph (c) to read as follows:
   14    (C) THE AUTHORITY IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
   15  TO MUNICIPALITIES FOR THE PURPOSE OF  UNDERTAKING  THE  PREPARATION  AND
   16  IMPLEMENTATION OF LOCAL WATERFRONT REVITALIZATION PLANS AND PROGRAMS.
   17    S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.