Provides that the office of parks, recreation & historic preservation or any other agency setting fees for the use of overnight camping facilities shall set such rate at five dollars for residents of the state 65 years of age or over for the use of such facilities.
BILL NUMBER: S2221
TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in relation to reduced campsite fees for persons sixty-five years of age or older
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : The purpose of this bill is to enable more seniors the opportunity to enjoy our State Parks through reduced camping fees.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : This bill would reduce the overnight camping fee for persons sixty-five years of age or older in New York State Parks to five dollars.
JUSTIFICATION : Most seniors live on fixed incomes and need price breaks in order to afford leisure activities. The registration fees and daily charges for a camp site now total approximately $20. Providing a reduced rate would allow more seniors to be able to enjoy camping in the State Parks.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : 2007-08: A.9939 - Referred to Aging/S.3171 - Referred to Finance
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : Minimal.
EFFECTIVE DATE : Thirty days after enactment.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2221 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 13, 2009 ___________Introduced by Sen. DIAZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging AN ACT to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in relation to reduced campsite fees for persons sixty-five years of age or older 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 section 13.20 to read as follows: S 13.20 OVERNIGHT CAMPING FEES FOR THE ELDERLY. THE OFFICE AND ANY OTHER STATE AGENCY SETTING FEES FOR THE USE OF ANY OVERNIGHT CAMPING FACILITY SHALL SET THE RATE AT FIVE DOLLARS FOR RESIDENTS OF THE STATE WHO ARE SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR OVER FOR THE USE OF SUCH FACILITIES. S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03230-01-9