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This bill would require the Department of Parks and Recreation to charge senior citizens, young adults, persons with disabilities, active military personnel, and veterans and their minor children reduced admission and membership fees to all department recreational facilities, including existing community recreation centers, museums, zoos, and botanical gardens.

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Int. No. 528


By Council Member Lancman


A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of parks and recreation to charge senior citizens, young adults, active members of the military, veterans and their minor children and persons with disabilities reduced admission fees to recreational facilities


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:


Section 1. Section 18-149 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 133 of the year 2017, is amended to read as follows:

§ 18-149 Discounted fees. a. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Recreational facility. The term “recreational facility” means any land, building, structure or improvement maintained and operated by the department, including but not limited to existing community recreational centers, museums, zoos, wildlife sanctuaries, botanical gardens and conservation centers.

Veteran. The term “veteran” means a person:

1. Who served in the active military or naval service of the United States; in active duty in a force of any organized state  militia in a full-time status; or in the reserve armed forces of the United States in active duty; and

2. Who was released from such service otherwise than by dishonorable discharge.

b. Annual membership and admissions fees for each recreation [center] facility under the jurisdiction of the department shall be reduced for:

[persons] 1. Persons 62 years of age or older[,];

[persons] 2. Persons between 18 and 24 years of age[,];

[veterans] 3. Veterans and active members of the United States military and their minor children; and

[persons] 4. Persons with disabilities.

b. Such reduced fees shall be no greater than 25 percent of the highest annual membership fee or admission fee charged at such recreation center or facility.                     

§ 2. This local law shall take effect 180 days after it becomes law, except that the department shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.



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