Bill S5665-2013

Extends provisions relating to the Mohawk Valley heritage corridor commission

Extends provisions relating to the Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor Commission.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • Jun 3, 2013: REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION

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BILL NUMBER:S5665

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 371 of the laws of 1997, amending the parks, recreation and historic preservation law relating to establishing the Mohawk Valley heritage corridor commission and providing for the membership and powers and duties thereof, in relation to the expiration thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

Extends provisions relating to the Mohawk Valley heritage corridor commission relating to the expiration thereof

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Amends section 4 of chapter 371 of the laws of 1997, amending the parks, recreation and historic preservation law relating to establishing the Mohawk Valley heritage corridor commission and providing for the membership and powers and duties thereof, and amended by chapter 218 of the laws of 2007 to extend the date of sunset of the commission to 2023.

Section 2. Resurrects the provisions of section 37 of the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, as repealed by section 4 of chapter 371 of the laws of 1997, notwithstanding the provisions of article 5 of the general construction law, to the full force and effect as they existed on March 31, 2013.

Section 2. Establishes an immediate effective date for this act and states that the act shall be deemed to have been in full force and effect on and after April 1, 2013.

JUSTIFICATION:

The Mohawk Valley's history is unique and calls for a distinctive system of recognition, protection, and partnership to maintain its economic viability. Therefore it is fitting to be designated to join the New York State Heritage Areas System. Chapter 371 of the laws of 1997, amended the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, providing for the formation of the Mohawk Valley heritage corridor planning commission and preparation of a regional management plan. That plan provides for community revitalization and the development of heritage tourism within the region. To date, the commission has implemented the plan for the benefit of member counties, and continues to assist in ongoing community revitalization and heritage tourism efforts.

The provisions of law establishing the Mohawk Valley heritage corridor commission (MVHCC) have expired and this bill would reinstate those provisions. Given the Commission's success and the critical need fox. its ongoing assistance, this legislation extends the Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor Commission from April 1, 2013 to April 1, 2023.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This bill shall go into effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5665 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE June 3, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. TKACZYK -- 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 chapter 371 of the laws of 1997, amending the parks, recreation and historic preservation law relating to establishing the Mohawk Valley heritage corridor commission and providing for the membership and powers and duties thereof, in relation to the expira- tion thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 4 of chapter 371 of the laws of 1997, amending the parks, recreation and historic preservation law relating to establishing the Mohawk Valley heritage corridor commission and providing for the membership and powers and duties thereof, as amended by chapter 218 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: S 4. This act shall take effect on the first day of April next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law, provided howev- er that prior to such effective date the Mohawk Valley heritage corridor planning commission created pursuant to section 13 of chapter 666 of the laws of 1994 shall continue and shall be deemed to have the necessary and appropriate authority, consistent with section one of this act, to implement the Mohawk Valley heritage corridor management plan, if it has been approved by the commissioner of parks, recreation and historic preservation, until the organization meeting of the Mohawk Valley herit- age corridor commission, created by this act, is held and provided further that effective immediately the appropriate authorities may take actions necessary to make appointments to the Mohawk Valley heritage corridor commission before the effective date of this act; provided further that article 37 of title G of the parks, recreation and historic preservation law as added by section one of this act shall expire April 1, [2013] 2023 when upon such date the provisions of such article shall
be deemed repealed; and provided further, section two of this act shall take effect June 17, 1997. S 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of article 5 of the general construction law, the provisions of article 37 of the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, as repealed by section 4 of chapter 371 of the laws of 1997, are hereby revived and shall continue in full force and effect as such provisions existed on March 31, 2013. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to have been in full force and effect on and after April 1, 2013.

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