Relates to the membership of the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission.
Ayes (58): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Dilan, Duane, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Oppenheimer, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Storobin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (4): Diaz, Espaillat, Huntley, Krueger
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in relation to the membership of the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor commission
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill will add a representative of the Langston Hughes Institute as a voting member to the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission, change the date by which the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission must submit for approval to the Commissioner a draft management plan and change the date when Article 41 expires to conform to such date. The plan must be submitted by July 31, 2013.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends section 41.05 and section one of subdivision 2 of section 41.09 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law, as added by Chapter 595 of the Laws of 2007. The draft management plan shall be submitted to the Commissioner for approval by July 31, 2013. The bill amends Section 3 of Chapter 595 of the Laws of 2007 to extend Article 41 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law to December 31, 2013.
JUSTIFICATION: The Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission was designated as part of New York's system of heritage area in 2007. The Commission encompasses the geographical east side of downtown Buffalo, in Erie County. It encompasses the J. Edward Nash House, Michigan Street Baptist Church, the Langston Hughes Institute, and the Colored Musicians Club, associated with and revealing of a historic role as the center of African-American history, culture and reform activities. The importance of the Commission's mission to develop the heritage corridor to function as a destination for both academic research and tourism is imperative. To further the Commission's purpose, it must have a dedicated funding source.
This legislation would give the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission additional time to submit their plan to the Commissioner for approval.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7600 IN SENATE June 6, 2012 ___________Introduced by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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 the membership of the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor commission THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The opening paragraph of section 41.05 of the parks, recre- ation and historic preservation law, as amended by chapter 49 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows: The commission is hereby established as a not-for-profit corporation. The commission shall be governed by the not-for-profit corporation law except where such law conflicts with this article, in which case the provisions of this article shall govern. The commission shall consist of up to
[eleven]TWELVE voting members and seven non-voting ex-officio members. One member each shall be appointed by the governor, the tempo- rary president of the senate, and the speaker of the assembly. Other members shall include the mayor of the city of Buffalo, or his or her designee, a representative of museum studies at the state university of New York College at Buffalo, two representatives of the department of Afro-American studies at the state university of New York at Buffalo, a representative from the Monroe Fordham regional history center at the state university of New York College at Buffalo, and a representative from each board governing the J. Edward Nash House, THE MICHIGAN STREET BAPTIST CHURCH, the Langston Hughes Institute, and the Colored Musicians Club. All appointments shall be residents of the city of Buffalo, but the commission has the authority to waive this requirement at its discretion. In addition, seven non-voting members shall serve ex-offi- cio: the secretary of state, the commissioners of the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation, environmental conservation, economic development and education, ONE MEMBER FROM THE CONGREGATION OF THE MICHIGAN STREET BAPTIST CHURCH OR THEIR DESIGNEE AND the president of the city of Buffalo's convention and visitor's bureau, or theirEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD16117-02-2 S. 7600 2
[, and a representative of the Michigan Street Baptist Church]. Appointments to the commission shall be filed with the commissioner who shall convene the first meeting of the commission following the filing of a majority of the appointments. At the initial meeting, the members of the commission shall elect officers. S 2. This act shall take effect on the same date and in the same manner as chapter 49 of the laws of 2012, amending the parks, recreation and historic preservation law relating to membership of the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor commission; and provided, further, that the amendments to section 41.05 of the parks, recreation and historic preservation law made by section one of this act shall not affect the repeal of such section and shall be deemed repealed there- with.