N.Y. Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law Section 13.19
Free use of campsites


1.

Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, any person who is blind, non-ambulatory, or an amputee or any veteran or member of a Gold Star family shall be permitted to use any of the public campsites, parks and other public places of recreation in this state, upon the same terms and conditions as apply to the general public, but without the payment of any fees or other charges for the use of such campsites, parks and other public places of recreation.

2.

For the purposes of this section (a) “veteran” shall mean a resident of this state who is:

(i)

a veteran as such term is defined in section one of the veterans’ services law; or

(ii)

a person who has served on active duty for the state as a member of the state organized militia as defined in subdivision nine of Military Law § 1 (Definitions)section one of the military law and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable; or

(iii)

a person who has served on active duty in the uniformed services of the United States or on active duty for the state as a member of the organized militia and has a qualifying condition, as defined in section one of the veterans’ services law, and has received a discharge other than bad conduct or dishonorable from such service, or is a discharged LGBT veteran, as defined in section one of the veterans’ services law, and has received a discharge other than bad conduct or dishonorable from such service; and (b) “member of a Gold Star family” shall mean a resident of this state who is a gold star parent as defined in section twenty-six of the veterans’ services law, the spouse or domestic partner, or the biological, step, or legally adopted minor child of a veteran whose death qualified the parent for an annuity.

Source: Section 13.19 — Free use of campsites, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PAR/13.­19 (updated Apr. 5, 2024; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Apr. 5, 2024

§ 13.19’s source at nysenate​.gov

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