Bill S6219-2013

Requires certain leases and management agreements entered into by the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation to comply with master plans

Requires leases, licenses and management agreements entered into by the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation relating to the use or management of state parks and historic sites, having a term of more than 1 year, to comply with the recommendations of the management or master plan of the state park or historic site to which the lease, license or management plan relates.

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

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BILL NUMBER:S6219

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in relation to requiring all leases, licenses and management agreements relating to state parks and historic sites to comply with the park's or historic site's master plan

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

Requires certain leases and management agreements entered into by the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation to comply with master plans.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Every lease, license and management agreement, relating to the use or management of any state park or historic site, having a term of more than one year, entered into by the office shall comply with the recommendations in the management or master plan of the state park or historic site to which the lease, license or management agreement pertains.

JUSTIFICATION:

Management and master plans are valuable tools that outline specifics regarding the environmental, historic, cultural, scenic, interpretive, and recreational resources of a park or historic site. They also provide a future plan and goals for each of the different aspects of a park or historic site and offer the public an opportunity to comment. Tying long-term leases and agreements to the planning goals outlined in the master or management plans gives structure and a framework for what types of activities should be permitted in a park setting and holds such activities accountable to the established plan.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2014: This is a new bill in the Senate.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6219 IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 8, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. SERRANO -- 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 requiring all leases, licenses and management agreements relating to state parks and historic sites to comply with the park's or historic site's master plan 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 3.10 to read as follows: S 3.10 LONG TERM AGREEMENTS RELATING TO STATE PARKS AND HISTORIC SITES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THIS CHAPTER TO THE CONTRARY, EVERY LEASE, LICENSE AND MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT, RELATING TO THE USE OR MANAGEMENT OF ANY STATE PARK OR HISTORIC SITE, HAVING A TERM OF MORE THAN ONE YEAR, ENTERED INTO BY THE OFFICE SHALL COMPLY WITH THE RECOM- MENDATIONS IN THE MANAGEMENT OR MASTER PLAN OF THE STATE PARK OR HISTOR- IC SITE TO WHICH THE LEASE, LICENSE OR MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT PERTAINS. IN THE EVENT A STATE PARK OR HISTORIC SITE DOES NOT HAVE A MANAGEMENT OR MASTER PLAN IN EFFECT, NO LEASE, LICENSE OR MANAGEMENT PLAN RELATING THERETO SHALL HAVE A TERM OF MORE THAN ONE YEAR. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately, and shall apply to leas- es, licenses and management agreements entered into or renewed on or after such effective date.

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