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A00571 Summary:

BILL NOA00571
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORCarroll
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add Art 6 6.01 - 6.05, Arts & Cul L
 
Establishes regional arts, cultural affairs, and parks accessibility grants for ten regions throughout the state for accessibility programs.
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A00571 Actions:

BILL NOA00571
 
01/06/2021referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
01/05/2022referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
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A00571 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                           571
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                       (Prefiled)
 
                                     January 6, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. CARROLL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development
 
        AN ACT to amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in  relation  to  the
          establishment  of  regional arts, cultural affairs, and parks accessi-
          bility grants

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  The  arts and cultural affairs law is amended by adding a
     2  new article 6 to read as follows:
     3                                  ARTICLE 6
     4          REGIONAL ARTS, CULTURAL AFFAIRS, AND PARKS ACCESSIBILITY
     5                                   GRANTS
     6  Section 6.01. Definitions.
     7          6.03. Establishment  of  arts,  cultural  affairs,   and   parks
     8                  regions.
     9          6.05. Regional  arts,  cultural  affairs,  and parks competitive
    10                  accessibility grants.
    11    § 6.01. Definitions. For the purposes of this article,  the  following
    12  terms shall have the following meanings:
    13    1.  "Regions" shall mean the arts, cultural affairs, and parks regions
    14  established in section 6.03 of this article.
    15    2. "Regional councils" shall mean  the  councils  which  issue  grants
    16  under section 6.05 of this article.
    17    3.  "Accessibility  programs"  shall  mean  programs  which: (a) bring
    18  facilities into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act;  or
    19  (b)  improving the ability for disabled persons to use an organization's
    20  facilities.
    21    § 6.03. Establishment of arts, cultural affairs,  and  parks  regions.
    22  Ten arts, cultural affairs, and parks regions shall be established with-
    23  in the state, one for each of the following regions:
    24    1. Long Island (which consists of Suffolk and Nassau counties);
    25    2.  the  city  of New York (which consists of Bronx, New York, Queens,
    26  Kings, and Richmond counties);
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05502-01-1

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     1    3. the Mid-Hudson region (which consists of Sullivan,  Ulster,  Dutch-
     2  ess, Orange, Putnam, Westchester, and Rockland counties);
     3    4.  the  Southern tier (which consists of Steuben, Schuyler, Tompkins,
     4  Chemung, Tioga, Chenango, Broome, and Delaware counties);
     5    5. the Capital region (which consists of Warren, Washington, Saratoga,
     6  Schenectady, Rensselaer, Albany, Columbia, and Greene counties);
     7    6. the Mohawk valley (which  consists  of  Oneida,  Herkimer,  Fulton,
     8  Montgomery, Otsego, and Schoharie counties);
     9    7.  the  North  country  (which  consists  of  Clinton,  Franklin, St.
    10  Lawrence, Jefferson, Lewis, Hamilton, and Essex counties);
    11    8. the Central region (which consists  of  Oswego,  Cayuga,  Onondaga,
    12  Madison, and Cortland counties);
    13    9.  the Finger Lakes region (which consists of Orleans, Monroe, Wayne,
    14  Genesee, Wyoming, Livingston, Ontario, Seneca, and Yates counties); and
    15    10. the Western region (which consists of Niagara,  Erie,  Chautauqua,
    16  Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties).
    17    §  6.05. Regional arts, cultural affairs, and parks competitive acces-
    18  sibility grants. 1. The governor shall,  in  each  region,  establish  a
    19  council  which  shall  issue competitive accessibility grants within the
    20  region. Six members of each regional council shall be local experts  and
    21  stakeholders  from  arts  and  cultural  affairs organizations and parks
    22  organizations within the region. One member  of  each  regional  council
    23  shall  be  an  expert in accessibility. Each regional council shall have
    24  seven total members appointed to such  council.  Five  members  of  each
    25  regional  council  shall be appointed by the governor and shall serve at
    26  the pleasure of the governor, one member of each regional council  shall
    27  be appointed by the speaker of the assembly and serve at the pleasure of
    28  the assembly, and one member of each regional council shall be appointed
    29  by  the  temporary  president of the senate and serve at the pleasure of
    30  the senate. All members of the regional councils shall be subject to the
    31  provisions of section seventy-three-a of the public officers law.
    32    2. The regional councils shall, with approval from the governor, issue
    33  competitive accessibility grants to arts and cultural affairs  organiza-
    34  tions  and  parks organizations within their region for capital projects
    35  such that:
    36    (a) in the city of New York region, an equal amount of grant money  is
    37  issued to organizations with operating budgets of ten million dollars or
    38  more  as  is issued to organizations with operating budgets of less than
    39  ten million dollars; and
    40    (b) in all other regions, an equal amount of grant money is issued  to
    41  organizations  with operating budgets of five million dollars or more as
    42  is issued to organizations with operating  budgets  of  less  than  five
    43  million dollars.
    44    3.  The regional councils shall issue competitive accessibility grants
    45  for implementing the accessibility programs at  the  organization.  Such
    46  grants shall be issued based on criteria established by the governor for
    47  such purpose.
    48    4.  No  regional council shall issue a competitive accessibility grant
    49  to an organization which has received a competitive accessibility  grant
    50  under this article within the prior three years.
    51    5.  No  regional  council shall issue competitive accessibility grants
    52  totaling more than fifty percent of such council's competitive  accessi-
    53  bility grant money issued in a calendar year to parks organizations.
    54    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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