Bill Text: NY S04416 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Requires the empire state development corporation to create a plan regarding non-motorized multi-use trails in consultation with the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation, the department of environmental conservation, the department of health and the department of transportation.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-20 - REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE [S04416 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04416-Amended.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                         4416--A
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     March 11, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sens. KAPLAN, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed,
          and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Corporations,
          Authorities  and  Commissions  --  committee discharged, bill amended,
          ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
        AN ACT to require the empire state development corporation to  create  a
          plan regarding non-motorized multi-use trails
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. (a) For the purposes of this act, the  term  "non-motorized
     2  multi-use trail" shall mean an off-street linear facility for recreation
     3  and transportation, paved or unpaved, designated to serve multiple types
     4  of  non-motorized  users,  including,  but  not  limited to, bicyclists,
     5  pedestrians, in-line skaters, joggers, cross-country skiers or equestri-
     6  ans.
     7    (b) The empire state development corporation shall create a plan for a
     8  comprehensive  statewide  system  of  non-motorized   multi-use   trails
     9  consisting of a network of non-motorized primary corridors linked to and
    10  enhanced by regional and local non-motorized multi-use trails. The draft
    11  plan  shall  be  completed  one  year  after this act becomes a law. The
    12  empire state development corporation  shall  consult  concurrently  with
    13  representatives  from the office of parks, recreation and historic pres-
    14  ervation, the department of environmental conservation,  the  department
    15  of  health  and  the department of transportation to create such plan. A
    16  representative of each agency shall be appointed by the commissioner  of
    17  their  respective agency. The empire state development corporation shall
    18  meet with the representatives  of  such  agencies  at  least  quarterly.
    19  There  shall be a sixty-day public comment period on such draft plan and
    20  there shall be at least one public hearing on the draft plan during such
    21  sixty-day public comment period. The final plan shall be  completed  and
    22  adopted  one hundred eighty days after submission of the draft plan. The
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD09167-02-9

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     1  plan shall be updated no less than every five  years.  Such  plan  shall
     2  include five major components:
     3    (i)  A  vision for a statewide network of non-motorized primary corri-
     4  dors linked to and enhanced by regional and local  non-motorized  multi-
     5  use  trails,  which will include trail uses to be addressed in the plan;
     6  goals for geographic distribution; goals  for  universal  accessibility;
     7  and general goals for new trail acquisition and development.
     8    (ii)  A Geographic Information System (GIS) inventory of existing non-
     9  motorized multi-use trails across the state, as well as planned  non-mo-
    10  torized  multi-use  trails, or undeveloped corridors under consideration
    11  for future non-motorized multi-use trails.
    12    (iii) Identification of new  non-motorized  multi-use  trail  opportu-
    13  nities including, but not limited to, transportation (rail, canal, trol-
    14  ley)  corridors - existing, abandoned or under consideration to be aban-
    15  doned; under-utilized or closed roads;  utility  corridors  and  natural
    16  corridors such as waterways and waterfronts.
    17    (iv)  A comprehensive set of non-motorized multi-use trail recommenda-
    18  tions, including but not limited to acquisition and development  priori-
    19  ties;  guidelines for design and maintenance of different "tier" (prima-
    20  ry, regional, local)  non-motorized  multi-use  trails;  guidelines  for
    21  wayfinding,   marketing   and   interpretive   signs  and  informational
    22  resources, such as statewide and regional maps of existing non-motorized
    23  multi-use trails, to promote the use of such trails  and  their  coordi-
    24  nation with other tourism opportunities in New York state.
    25    (v) Recommendations for funding the acquisition, construction, mainte-
    26  nance, and promotion of non-motorized multi-use trails as well as imple-
    27  mentation.
    28    (c)  The  office  of  parks, recreation and historic preservation, the
    29  department of environmental conservation, the department of health,  the
    30  department  of transportation and any other state agencies, departments,
    31  public authorities or programs  with  relevant  expertise  or  resources
    32  shall provide the empire state development corporation with such facili-
    33  ties,  assistance,  and data as will enable the empire state development
    34  corporation to carry out its powers and duties. The empire state  devel-
    35  opment  corporation  will have primary responsibility for implementation
    36  of the plan created pursuant to the provisions of this act, provided the
    37  costs of implementation have been  appropriated  or  identified  by  the
    38  chairperson of the empire state development corporation.
    39    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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