Bill Text: NY S07242 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to installing Lyme and tick-borne disease warning signs at all state-managed parks including trail entryways and campgrounds due to the increased presence of such diseases within the state.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 8-3)

Status: (Passed) 2018-11-05 - APPROVAL MEMO.4 [S07242 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-S07242-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                    IN SENATE
                                     January 5, 2018
        Introduced  by  Sen.  SERINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
          Parks and Recreation
        AN ACT to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law,  in
          relation  to  installing  Lyme and tick-borne disease warning signs at
          all state-managed parks
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds that the
     2  number of Lyme disease and tick-borne related diseases in New York state
     3  is increasing every day with certain areas of the state having  some  of
     4  the  highest  numbers of reported incidents in the United States. Proper
     5  notification through the use of signs warning of the prevalence of ticks
     6  in the area and the potential for tick transmitted  diseases  is  imper-
     7  ative to help combat this growing problem.
     8    § 2. The parks, recreation and historic preservation law is amended by
     9  adding a new section 13.28 to read as follows:
    10    §  13.28  Lyme  and tick-borne disease warning signs. The office shall
    11  install and maintain signs at all state-managed  parks,  including,  but
    12  not  limited  to,  trail  entryways and campgrounds, warning individuals
    13  that ticks may be found in such areas and may result in Lyme disease  or
    14  other  tick-borne  diseases.  Such  office may use models already in use
    15  throughout the state when determining the design for such  signage.  For
    16  the  purposes of this subdivision, "trail" shall include footpaths, bike
    17  ways, snowmobile trails, horse trails, cross country ski  trails,  roads
    18  and  other rights-of-way suitable for hiking, strolling, cycling, horse-
    19  back riding, skiing and other means of motorized and non-motorized trav-
    20  el for recreational purposes and shall include combinations and  systems
    21  of  trails,  including connecting and side trails, and trails leading to
    22  scenic and recreational areas  located  within  and  maintained  by  the
    23  state.
    24    §  3.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    25  have become a law; provided, however, that  effective  immediately,  the
    26  addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation necessary
    27  for the implementation of this act on its effective date are  authorized
    28  and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.