New York Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law

Sec. § 33.01
New York State Heritage Areas Advisory Council


* § 33.01 New York state heritage areas advisory council. There shall continue to be in the office a New York state heritage areas advisory council which shall consist of twenty-six members or their designated representatives. The commissioner shall be a member of the advisory council. In addition, the advisory council shall consist of the following twenty-five other members: the commissioner of economic development, to advise and assist regarding related tourism and economic revitalization; the commissioner of education, to advise and assist regarding the interpretive and educational aspects of the programs; the secretary of state, to advise and assist regarding matters of community development and state planning and to advise on the identification and preservation of rural resources; the commissioner of transportation, to advise and assist regarding matters of transportation to and within heritage areas; the president of the New York state urban development corporation, to advise and assist regarding matters of economic development; the commissioner of environmental conservation, to advise and assist regarding matters of conservation and use of natural resources; the chairman of the state board for historic preservation, to advise and assist in matters regarding historic preservation; the commissioner of housing and community renewal to advise and assist regarding neighborhood and community development and preservation programs; the chairman of the New York state thruway authority regarding the operation of the New York state canal system; the commissioner of agriculture and markets regarding agriculture in heritage areas; a representative of the State Heritage Area Association; the director or chief executive officer of the Hudson River National Heritage Area, the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership and the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area; and ten members to be appointed by the governor, three of such members shall be municipal officers, elected officials or representatives of local government interest and seven of such members shall be, by professional training or experience or attainment, qualified to analyze or interpret matters relevant to the establishment and maintenance of state designated heritage areas including urban cultural parks and heritage corridors, one of whom shall be the director of a heritage area. Of these last seven, two are to be appointed from names recommended by the majority leader of the senate, two are to be appointed from names recommended by the speaker of the assembly, one is to be appointed from names recommended by the minority leader of the senate and one is to be appointed from names recommended by the minority leader of the assembly. The governor may designate such ex-officio members who shall be from the executive department, state agencies or public corporations as he or she deems appropriate; provided that such ex-officio members shall not vote on matters before the advisory council. For the ten members appointed by the governor, each shall hold office for a term of five years and until his or her successor shall have been appointed or until he or she shall resign. The members of the advisory council shall elect a chair from amongst its members for a term of three years. Eleven members of the advisory council shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business at both regular and special meetings. Any ex-officio member may delegate all his or her duties of membership, including voting rights, to an officer or employee of such member’s organization. No member shall receive any compensation. * NB Effective until January 1, 2017 * § 33.01 New York state heritage areas advisory council. There shall continue to be in the office a New York state heritage areas advisory council which shall consist of twenty-six members or their designated representatives. The commissioner shall be a member of the advisory council. In addition, the advisory council shall consist of the following twenty-five other members: the commissioner of economic development, to advise and assist regarding related tourism and economic revitalization; the commissioner of education, to advise and assist regarding the interpretive and educational aspects of the programs; the secretary of state, to advise and assist regarding matters of community development and state planning and to advise on the identification and preservation of rural resources; the commissioner of transportation, to advise and assist regarding matters of transportation to and within heritage areas; the president of the New York state urban development corporation, to advise and assist regarding matters of economic development; the commissioner of environmental conservation, to advise and assist regarding matters of conservation and use of natural resources; the chairman of the state board for historic preservation, to advise and assist in matters regarding historic preservation; the commissioner of housing and community renewal to advise and assist regarding neighborhood and community development and preservation programs; the president and chief executive officer of the power authority of the state of New York regarding the operation of the New York state canal system; the commissioner of agriculture and markets regarding agriculture in heritage areas; a representative of the State Heritage Area Association; the director or chief executive officer of the Hudson River National Heritage Area, the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership and the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area; and ten members to be appointed by the governor, three of such members shall be municipal officers, elected officials or representatives of local government interest and seven of such members shall be, by professional training or experience or attainment, qualified to analyze or interpret matters relevant to the establishment and maintenance of state designated heritage areas including urban cultural parks and heritage corridors, one of whom shall be the director of a heritage area. Of these last seven, two are to be appointed from names recommended by the majority leader of the senate, two are to be appointed from names recommended by the speaker of the assembly, one is to be appointed from names recommended by the minority leader of the senate and one is to be appointed from names recommended by the minority leader of the assembly. The governor may designate such ex-officio members who shall be from the executive department, state agencies or public corporations as he or she deems appropriate; provided that such ex-officio members shall not vote on matters before the advisory council. For the ten members appointed by the governor, each shall hold office for a term of five years and until his or her successor shall have been appointed or until he or she shall resign. The members of the advisory council shall elect a chair from amongst its members for a term of three years. Eleven members of the advisory council shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business at both regular and special meetings. Any ex-officio member may delegate all his or her duties of membership, including voting rights, to an officer or employee of such member’s organization. No member shall receive any compensation. * NB Effective January 1, 2017
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