Relates to expanding the Susquehanna Heritage Area by including the cohesive geographical areas of the cities of Binghamton, Johnson City and Endicott, Broome county.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in relation to expanding the Susquehanna Heritage Area
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To expand the Susquehanna Heritage Area to include all of Broome & Tioga Counties.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends paragraph (h) of subdivision I of section 35.03 of the parks, recreation, and historic preservation law to expand the Susquehanna Heritage Area to include all of Broome and Tioga Counties.
JUSTIFICATION: The Susquehanna Heritage Area Management Plan Amendment represents a major achievement for historic, cultural and recreational planning in the Southern Tier. Since its inception as an urban cultural park in 1982, the Susquehanna Heritage Area (SHA) has been a statewide leader in promoting stewardship and appreciation of historical and cultural resources in the original three communities (Binghamton, Johnson City, and Endicott). It has developed numerous education and cultural programs, sponsored National Register nominations, and secured ants. In expanding the area to include all of Broome and Tioga Counties, the SHA has taken a more inclusive approach to regional history and extended the benefits of its knowledge and expertise to a number of smaller, rural communities that have not yet had much involvement with preservation planning or with state and federal preservation programs. The SHA's expertise will be extremely valuable partnership in these communities.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5534 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 31, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. LIBOUS -- 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 expanding the Susquehanna Heritage Area THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (h) of subdivision 1 of section 35.03 of the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, as added by chapter 541 of the laws of 1982, is amended to read as follows: (h)
[The related and cohesive geographical areas of the cities of Binghamton, Johnson City and Endicott, Broome county, associated with and revealing of immigration, migration and the region's industrial development during the nineteenth century]THE COHESIVE GEOGRAPHICAL AREA INCLUDING ALL OR PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF BROOME AND TIOGA ASSOCI- ATED WITH AND REVEALING THE NATURAL FEATURES AND HISTORIC DEVELOPMENT INCLUDING THE TOPOGRAPHICAL AND AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPE, NATIVE AMERICAN SETTLEMENT, THE REVOLUTIONARY FRONTIER, EARLY INDUSTRIES, LABOR PRAC- TICES, MANUFACTURING AND INNOVATION, IMMIGRATION AND MIGRATION; S 2. Subdivision 3 of section 35.05 of the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, as amended by chapter 352 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows: 3. The local legislative body of each city, town or village within a designated area except that for the area designated pursuant to para- graphs (H), (o) and (q) of subdivision one of section 35.03 of this article the legislative body of each county included in whole or in part within the area must approve the management plan before it is submitted to the commissioner for its approval. Each such plan shall be completed and submitted to the required local legislative bodies for approval and to the commissioner within forty-five days of the local approval. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09972-03-1