Bill Text: NY A07544 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Includes lakes in adopt-a-municipal park, shoreline or roadway programs.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-19 - ordered to third reading rules cal.626 [A07544 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A07544-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          7544
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                       May 9, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by M. of A. STIRPE -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Local Governments
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  general municipal law, in relation to including
          lakes in adopt-a-municipal park, shoreline or roadway programs
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1.  The article heading of article 13-BB of the general munic-
     2  ipal  law,  as  added  by chapter 626 of the laws of 1991, is amended to
     3  read as follows:
     4               ADOPT-A-MUNICIPAL PARK, SHORELINE [OR], ROADWAY
     5                              OR LAKE PROGRAMS
     6    § 2.  Section 277 of the general municipal law, as  added  by  chapter
     7  626 of the laws of 1991, is amended to read as follows:
     8    §  277.  Adopt-a-municipal  park,  shoreline  [or],  roadway  or  lake
     9  programs. 1. The governing body of any county, city, town or village  is
    10  hereby  authorized  and  empowered  to  authorize and direct such of its
    11  officers or agencies as it shall designate to enter into  [adopt-a-park]
    12  adopt-a-municipal  park,  shoreline [or], roadway or lake program agree-
    13  ments with volunteers or groups in an effort to reduce and remove litter
    14  from its municipal parks, shorelines, roadways, lakes and  other  public
    15  lands. Such agreements shall include but not be limited to:
    16    a.  providing  and  coordinating  services  by volunteers or groups to
    17  reduce the amount of litter including providing trash bags and trash bag
    18  pick up and in designated areas where volunteers may be in close proxim-
    19  ity to moving vehicles providing safety briefings and reflective  safety
    20  gear; and
    21    b.  providing  and  installing  signs  identifying those volunteers or
    22  groups adopting its particular municipal  parks,  shorelines,  roadways,
    23  lakes or other sections of public land.
    24    2.  Notwithstanding  any  inconsistent  provision  of law, the county,
    25  city, town or village and its employees shall not be liable for  damages
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00544-01-9

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     1  suffered by any persons resulting from the actions or activities of such
     2  volunteers or groups.
     3    §  3.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
     4  have become a law.
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