Provides free use of state parks to family members of deceased military; requires rules and regulations for timely implementation.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in relation to providing free use of state parks to family members of deceased military
PURPOSE: This legislation would allow family members of those killed in action to receive free park passes.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new section to allow family members of those killed in action to receive free park passes.
JUSTIFICATION: The families of those killed in action go through a grieving process that none of us can imagine. As individuals who are killed in action do not receive a DD214 the family is unable to apply for a free parks pass, this legislation seems to remedy that problem. This legislation is only a mere token of what the State of NY owes these families, and their loved ones who died in service of this State and Country.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the 60th day.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 301 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation AN ACT to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in relation to providing free use of state parks to family members of deceased military 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 13.26 to read as follows: S 13.26 FREE USE OF STATE PARKS. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF ANY OTHER LAW, FAMILY MEMBERS OF INDIVIDUALS WHO SERVED IN THE ACTIVE MILITARY, NAVAL OR AIR SERVICE DURING A PERIOD OF WAR AND DIED IN SUCH SERVICE, SHALL BE PERMITTED TO USE ANY OF THE STATE PARKS, UPON THE SAME TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS APPLY TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, BUT WITHOUT THE PAYMENT OF ANY FEES OR OTHER CHARGES FOR THE USE OF SUCH STATE PARK. S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date is authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02352-01-3