Bill Text: NY A06413 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Authorizes the commissioner of transportation to conduct a study pertaining to a proposed expansion of the Long Island Motor Parkway trail.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 32-4)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-18 - substituted by s4492 [A06413 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06413-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          6413
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      March 7, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M. of A. WEPRIN, BRAUNSTEIN, ROZIC, SIMON, D. ROSENTHAL,
          COOK, PHEFFER AMATO, VANEL, D'URSO, STECK, TITUS, AUBRY, M. G. MILLER,
          McDONOUGH, HYNDMAN  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A.  BARNWELL,
          DenDEKKER,  EPSTEIN,  HEVESI, KIM, SIMOTAS, ZEBROWSKI -- read once and
          referred to the Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT in relation to ordering a study and report on a  proposed  exten-
          sion  of  the  Long Island Motor Parkway trail, a part of the Brooklyn
          Queens Greenway, east from Winchester Boulevard to Little Neck Parkway
          in the county of Queens to the trailhead of the planned Motor  Parkway
          trail  in  the  county of Nassau; and providing for the repeal of such
          provisions upon expiration thereof
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The office of parks, recreation and historic preservation
     2  and the office of mental health are hereby authorized  and  directed  to
     3  jointly conduct a study on a proposed extension of the Long Island Motor
     4  Parkway  trail,  a  part  of  the  Brooklyn  Queens  Greenway, east from
     5  Winchester Boulevard to Little Neck Parkway in the county of  Queens  to
     6  the  trailhead  of  the  planned  Motor  Parkway  trail in the county of
     7  Nassau.
     8    1. Such study shall address no less than the following issues:
     9    (a) The estimated total cost of the project.
    10    (b) The estimated duration of the project.
    11    (c) The impact construction will have on local traffic patterns.
    12    (d) The environmental impact of the project, represented in  an  envi-
    13  ronmental  impact statement, if such statement is required by law, or is
    14  deemed warranted according to the discretion of  the  office  of  parks,
    15  recreation and historic preservation.
    16    (e)  Assess  if  the  project  could  provide a connection between the
    17  Empire State Trail  and  the  counties  of  Kings,  Queens,  Nassau  and
    18  Suffolk.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10345-01-9

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     1    (f)  Identify  areas for cooperation between agencies who have purview
     2  over this project and/or relevant properties and solicit and incorporate
     3  input from such agencies.
     4    2.  The  office of parks, recreation and historic preservation and the
     5  office of mental health shall report such findings to the  governor  and
     6  the legislature within one year after the effective date of this act.
     7    §  2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire one year
     8  after it shall have become a law when upon such date the  provisions  of
     9  this act shall be deemed repealed.
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