N.Y. Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law Section 19.13

As used in this article:


“Claimant” means a person who asserts ownership or some other legal right to undocumented property held by the office.


“Loan” means a deposit of property with the office not accompanied by a transfer to the office of title to the property.


“Lender” means a person whose name appears on the records of the office as the person legally entitled to, or claiming to be legally entitled to, property held by the office or, if deceased, the legal heirs of such person.


“Lender’s address” means the most recent address for the lender shown on the office’s records pertaining to the property on loan, or if the lender is deceased, the last known address of the legal heirs of such lender.


“Office” means the state office of parks, recreation and historic preservation and those facilities including historic sites as defined in section 1.03 of this chapter which:


are under the jurisdiction of the office;


are operated primarily for educational, cultural, scientific, historic, or aesthetic purposes; and


own, borrow, care for, exhibit, study, archive or catalogue property.


“Permanent loan” means a loan of property to the office for an unspecified period.


“Property” means any inanimate object, document or tangible object under the office’s care which has intrinsic historic, artistic, scientific, or cultural value.


“Undocumented property” means property in the possession of the office for which the office cannot determine the owner by reference to its records.


“Deaccession” means the permanent removal or disposal of an object from the collection of the office by virtue of its sale, exchange, donation or transfer in accordance with the provisions of section 19.29 of this article.


“Conservation measures” means any actions taken to preserve or stabilize a property including, but not limited to, proper storage support, cleaning, proper lighting, and restoration.

Source: Section 19.13 — Definitions, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PAR/19.­13 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 19.13’s source at nysenate​.gov

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