Grants recognized veterans' organization free use of pavilions at state parks, other state recreational facilities, and historic sites.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in relation to waiving pavilion rental fees for recognized veterans' organizations
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 permits any recognized veterans' organization to rent any pavilion at state parks, other state recreational facilities and historic sites, without the payment of any fees or charges.
Section 2 contains the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: We have no greater obligation than to honor and thank our veterans for their service to our nation, whether in times of peace or in times of war. Given the personal sacrifices our veterans have made, waiving the rental fee for Veteran's organization to utilize state parks pavilions is small gesture for the work they do every day protecting and securing our freedoms.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.5885 of 2009/2010
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Effective immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4675 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 14, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- 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 waiving pavilion rental fees for recognized veterans' organizations 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 FREE USE OF PAVILIONS. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF ANY OTHER LAW, ANY RECOGNIZED VETERANS' ORGANIZATION SHALL BE PERMITTED TO RENT ANY PAVILION AT STATE PARKS, OTHER STATE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AND HISTORIC SITES UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE OFFICE OR ANY OTHER STATE AGENCY, 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 PAVILION. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01265-01-1