Includes lakes in adopt-a-municipal park, shoreline or roadway programs.
Ayes (7): Martins, Ball, Little, McDonald, Ritchie, Stewart-Cousins, Klein
Excused (1): Oppenheimer
BILL NUMBER:S5073 REVISED 05/05/11
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to including lakes in adopt-a-municipal park, shoreline or roadway programs
PURPOSE: Add lakes to those areas which are eligible to participate in the Municipal Adoption Program.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 277 of the General Municipal Law which provides for agreements with volunteer groups for adopt-a-park. shoreline or roadway shall be amended to include lakes.
JUSTIFICATION: Many communities have lakes which can become littered and unsightly. This bill would expand the present statute to allow these areas to be the subject of agreements under which volunteers could maintain a beautiful resource.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 5073 A. 7363 2011-2012 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y May 3, 2011 ___________IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern- ment IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. MURRAY -- read once and referred to the Committee on Local Governments AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to including lakes in adopt-a-municipal park, shoreline or roadway programs THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 277 of the general municipal law, as added by chapter 626 of the laws of 1991, is amended to read as follows: S 277. Adopt-a-municipal park, shoreline
[or], roadway OR LAKE programs. 1. The governing body of any county, city, town or village is hereby authorized and empowered to authorize and direct such of its officers or agencies as it shall designate to enter into adopt-a-park, shoreline [or], roadway OR LAKE program agreements with volunteers or groups in an effort to reduce and remove litter from parks, shorelines, roadways, LAKES and other public lands. Such agreements shall include but not be limited to: a. providing and coordinating services by volunteers or groups to reduce the amount of litter including providing trash bags and trash bag pick up and in designated areas where volunteers may be in close proxim- ity to moving vehicles providing safety briefings and reflective safety gear; and b. providing and installing signs identifying those volunteers or groups adopting particular parks, shorelines, roadways, LAKES or other sections of public land. 2. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, the county, city, town or village and its employees shall not be liable for damages suffered by any persons resulting from the actions or activities of such volunteers or groups. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11141-01-1