Bill S3014-2013

Prohibits littering on state park lands

Prohibits littering on state park lands.

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Actions

  • Jun 12, 2014: referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
  • Jun 12, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 12, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 11, 2014: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1319
  • Jun 11, 2014: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Apr 30, 2014: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • May 22, 2013: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 28, 2013: REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION

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VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation - May 22, 2013
Ayes (12): Little, Bonacic, Griffo, Grisanti, Marcellino, Marchione, Ritchie, Serrano, Kennedy, Hoylman, Gipson, O'Brien
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation - Apr 30, 2014
Ayes (12): Little, Bonacic, Griffo, Grisanti, Marcellino, Marchione, Ritchie, Serrano, Kennedy, Hoylman, Gipson, O'Brien

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3014

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in relation to prohibiting littering on state park lands

PURPOSE: To create a greater deterrent to littering in State Parks and Historic Sites.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

- Codifies Selection 375.1 of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Codes, Rules and Regulations by prohibiting the throwing of refuse on park lands.

- Makes appropriate exemptions for the reasonable use of ashes, sand, salt or other material for the purpose of reducing the hazard of, or providing traction on snow, ice or sleet.

- Creates strict punishments for the act of littering in State Parks ox Historic Sites, including a fine not to exceed $750 and/or community service at a State Park.

JUSTIFICATION: New York's State Parks are among the most magnificent in the Nation. By enacting stringent policies to protect our parks, we will deter littering and ensure our park staff spends less time picking up trash and more time maintaining and beautifying parks in other ways. Moreover, in the event that someone does litter, a punishment of community service in that park wil help in the upkeep of the park.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 3014 A. 3576 2013-2014 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y January 28, 2013 ___________
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. SERRANO -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. BARRETT -- 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, in relation to prohibiting littering on state park lands 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 13.12 to read as follows: S 13.12 THROWING REFUSE ON PARK LANDS PROHIBITED. 1. NO PERSON SHALL THROW, DUMP, DEPOSIT OR PLACE, OR CAUSE TO BE THROWN, DUMPED, DEPOSITED OR PLACED UPON ANY PARK LANDS OR UPON PRIVATE LANDS ADJACENT THERETO, ANY REFUSE, TRASH, GARBAGE, RUBBISH, LITTER OR ANY NAUSEOUS OR OFFENSIVE MATTER. 2. NOTHING HEREIN CONTAINED SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS PROHIBITED THE USE IN A REASONABLE MANNER AS ASHES, SAND, SALT OR OTHER MATERIAL FOR THE PURPOSE OF REDUCING THE HAZARD OF, OR PROVIDING TRACTION ON SNOW, ICE OR SLEET. 3. A VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY A FINE NOT TO EXCEED SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS AND/OR A REQUIREMENT TO PERFORM SERVICES AT THE PARK LANDS WHERE THE OFFENSE OCCURRED, OR, IN THE DISCRETION OF THE DEPARTMENT, AT ANOTHER STATE PARK LAND LOCATION, NOT TO EXCEED TEN HOURS AND FOR ANY SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT VIOLATION BY A FINE NOT TO EXCEED ONE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS AND/OR A REQUIREMENT TO PERFORM SERVICES AT THE PARK LANDS WHERE THE OFFENSE OCCURRED, OR, IN THE DISCRETION OF THE DEPARTMENT, AT ANOTH- ER STATE PARK LAND LOCATION, NOT TO EXCEED FIFTEEN HOURS. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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