Bill S1061C-2013

Directs the commissioner of parks, recreation and historic preservation to establish a program of free parking for senior citizens

Directs the commissioner of parks, recreation and historic preservation to establish a program of free parking for senior citizens aged sixty-two and older.

Details

Actions

  • Jan 28, 2014: PRINT NUMBER 1061C
  • Jan 28, 2014: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • Jan 22, 2014: PRINT NUMBER 1061B
  • Jan 22, 2014: AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • Jan 9, 2014: PRINT NUMBER 1061A
  • Jan 9, 2014: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • Jan 9, 2013: REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1061C

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in relation to free parking passes for senior citizens

PURPOSE:

To allow Senior Citizens 62 and over to enjoy free parking year at state parks.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends section 13.16 of parks, recreation, and historic pres- ervation law to allow the commissioner to establish a program where those individuals age 62 and over shall be issued an annual pass for free parking at New York State Parks.

Section 2 of the bill is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

Currently, the Office of Parks and Historic Preservation provides free parking to senior citizens during the week, but not on weekends or on holidays. While this is extremely well received, the Office of Parks & Recreation not differentiate between the week and weekends for seniors. Many senior citizens are still required to work during the week to provide for their families - consequently, the current free parking benefit is not available to them. This legislation corrects this inequity.

BILL HISTORY:

S.3103 2007/2008; Referred to Aging Committee. S.3214/A.3909 of 2009/2010; Reported and Committed to Finance S.278/A.2357 of 2011/2012; Referred to Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

120th day after becoming law.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1061--C 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sens. MAZIARZ, BONACIC, GRIFFO, LARKIN, LIBOUS, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation -- recommitted to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in relation to free parking passes for senior citizens THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 13.16 of the parks, recreation and historic preser- vation law is amended by adding a new subdivision 4-a to read as follows: 4-A. THE COMMISSIONER OR OTHER STATE AGENCY HAVING JURISDICTION OF A STATE PARK OR RECREATIONAL FACILITY IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO ESTAB- LISH A SYSTEM OR PROGRAM, OR MODIFY AN EXISTING SYSTEM OR PROGRAM, TO PROVIDE SENIOR CITIZENS, UPON PROOF OF AGE SIXTY-TWO OR OLDER, WITH AN ANNUAL PASS FOR FREE DAILY PARKING, INCLUDING PARKING ON WEEKENDS, AT STATE PARK FACILITIES. SUCH ANNUAL PARKING PASS SHALL BE ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER TO SUCH SENIOR CITIZENS FREE OF CHARGE. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law, provided however that, effective immediate- ly, the commissioner of parks, recreation and historic preservation shall be authorized and directed to add, amend and/or repeal any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date.

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