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A00608 Summary:

BILL NOA00608
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORCarroll
 
COSPNSREnglebright, DeStefano, Reyes, Tague, Williams
 
MLTSPNSRCook, Sayegh, Simon
 
Add Art 6 6.01 - 6.05, Arts & Cul L
 
Establishes regional arts, cultural affairs, and parks grants for ten regions throughout the state for capital projects.
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A00608 Actions:

BILL NOA00608
 
01/06/2021referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
01/05/2022referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
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A00608 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                           608
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                       (Prefiled)
 
                                     January 6, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. CARROLL, ENGLEBRIGHT, DeSTEFANO, REYES, TAGUE,
          WILLIAMS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK, SAYEGH, SIMON -- read
          once and referred to the Committee 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 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 GRANTS
     5  Section 6.01. Definitions.
     6          6.03. Establishment  of  arts,  cultural  affairs,   and   parks
     7                  regions.
     8          6.05. Regional  arts,  cultural  affairs,  and parks competitive
     9                  grants.
    10    § 6.01. Definitions. For the purposes of this article,  the  following
    11  terms shall have the following meanings:
    12    1.  "Regions" shall mean the arts, cultural affairs, and parks regions
    13  established in section 6.03 of this article.
    14    2. "Regional councils" shall mean  the  councils  which  issue  grants
    15  under section 6.05 of this article.
    16    §  6.03.  Establishment  of arts, cultural affairs, and parks regions.
    17  Ten arts, cultural affairs, and parks regions shall be established with-
    18  in the state, one for each of the following regions:
    19    1. Long Island (which consists of Suffolk and Nassau counties);
    20    2. the city of New York (which consists of Bronx,  New  York,  Queens,
    21  Kings, and Richmond counties);

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05351-01-1

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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 grants.
    18  1.  The  governor  shall,  in each region, establish a council who shall
    19  issue competitive grants within the region. The members of each regional
    20  council shall be local experts and stakeholders from arts  and  cultural
    21  affairs  organizations  and  parks organizations within the region. Each
    22  regional council shall have seven total members appointed to such  coun-
    23  cil.  Five  members  of  each regional council shall be appointed by the
    24  governor and shall serve at the pleasure of the governor, one member  of
    25  each  regional council shall be appointed by the speaker of the assembly
    26  and serve at the pleasure of  the  assembly,  and  one  member  of  each
    27  regional  council  shall  be appointed by the temporary president of the
    28  senate and serve at the pleasure of  the  senate.  All  members  of  the
    29  regional  councils  shall be subject to the provisions of section seven-
    30  ty-three-a of the public officers law.
    31    2. The regional councils shall, with approval from the governor, issue
    32  competitive grants to arts and cultural affairs organizations and  parks
    33  organizations within their region for capital projects such that:
    34    (a)  in the city of New York region, an equal amount of grant money is
    35  issued to organizations with operating budgets of ten million dollars or
    36  more as is issued to organizations with operating budgets of  less  than
    37  ten million dollars; and
    38    (b)  in all other regions, an equal amount of grant money is issued to
    39  organizations with operating budgets of five million dollars or more  as
    40  is  issued  to  organizations  with  operating budgets of less than five
    41  million dollars.
    42    3. The regional councils  shall  determine  which  organization  shall
    43  receive  a competitive grant based on criteria established by the gover-
    44  nor for such purpose.
    45    4. No regional council shall issue a grant to  an  organization  which
    46  has received a grant under this article within the prior three years.
    47    5.  No  regional  council  shall issue grants totaling more than fifty
    48  percent of such council's grant money issued in a calendar year to parks
    49  organizations.
    50    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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