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The legislature hereby finds and declares that the
economic and social well-being of the people of the
state is clearly related to the state's rural resources.
The rural economy and environment contribute greatly to
the quality and maintenance of life in New York State.
Rural areas offer an important alternative to urban
living. Agricultural, forestry, mineral extractions,
tourism and recreation in rural areas constitute much of
New York's
York's agricultural base. New York's indispensible.
rural resources are decentralized, diverse and unique,
and their enhancement and protection require special at-
tention in view of their special characterization and
needs. The legislature further finds that a commission
is necessary to review and reassess state policies and
programs and their impact upon rural resources and to
make recommendations thereon to promote the enhancement
and protection of such resources.
Accordingly, a legislative commission on the development
of rural resources is hereby established (a) to examine
the impact of rural resources upon the state's economy;
(b) to review existing laws and regulations as they per-
tain to rural resources; (c) to assess the effect of
state policies generally on rural areas; (d) to reassess
the effectiveness of programs specifically addressed to
rural resource needs and problems, such as agricultural
districting, agricultural product promotion, maintenance
of agricultural land, forest management, tax exemptions
for agricultural and forest land, oil and gas regula-
tion, and tourism and recreation; and (e) to
recommendations to the legislature for
determines necessary for the enhancement and
of the state's rural resources.
The commission shall consist of ten members to be ap-
pointed as follows: three members of the senate shall be
appointed by the temporary president of the senate;
three members of the assembly shall be appointed by the
speaker of the assembly; two members of the senate shall
be appointed by the minority leader of the senate; and
two members of the assembly shall be appointed by the
minority leader of the assembly. From among the members
as appointed, a chairman and a vice-chairman shall be
appointed jointly by the temporary president of the sen-
ate and the speaker of the assembly. Any vacancy that
occurs in the chairmanship, vice-chairmanship or other
membership of the commission shall be filled in the same
manner in which the original appointment was made. No

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member, officer, or employee of the commission shall be disqualified from holding any other public office or employment, nor shall he forfeit any such office or employment by reason of his appointment hereunder, notwithstanding the provisions of any general, special or local laws, ordinance, or city charter. The commission may employ personnel required and fix their compensation within the amount appropriated therefor. The commission may meet within and without the state, hold public and private hearings, and otherwise have all of the powers of a legislative committee under the legislative law. The members of the commission shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties hereunder. Employees of the commission shall be considered to be employees of the legislature for all purposes.

The commission may request and shall receive from any
court, department, division, board, or bureau, commis-
sion, or agency of the state such assistance and data as
will enable the commission properly to carry out its
powers and duties hereunder.

The commission is hereby authorized and empowered to make
and sign any agreements, and to do and perform any acts
that may be necessary, desirable or proper to carry out
the purpose and objectives of this act.
The commission shall make a report, not later than April
first, nineteen hundred eighty-six, to the legislature
containing its recommendations relative to the
commission's studies. The commission shall continue in
existence until June thirtieth, nineteen hundred eighty-
six.

For services and expenses

LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON PUBLIC-PRIVATE COOPERATION

General Fund

State Purposes Account

The legislature hereby finds and declares that the future
economic and social well-being of the people of the
state will be
greatly enhanced to the extent that the
programs and goals of the state's public sector have a
synergistic effect on the objectives of the business and
labor communities. Where it is possible to focus the
responsibilities undertaken in the public sector in
directions which also advance growth of the private sec-
tor, the consequent expansion of the state's labor force
and tax revenue base allows the public sector to main-
tain the highest levels of services to all its citizens
without overburdening taxpayers. The state's efforts to
promote tourism activity, to reduce the state's tax bur-
den and to streamline the permit gathering process are
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ment Authority's important role in promoting economic growth in the state further highlights the degree of success attainable when public sector involvement becomes a catalyst for private sector expansion and development. Where educational institutions work cooperatively with businesses to train skilled workers, local economies benefit handsomely. Private sector investments in human capital in the form of subsidized apprentice training programs, on-the-job training funding, tax centives for hiring the economically disadvantaged, and vocational education programs provide the business munity with "work ready" employees with the necessary skills to step right into the state's labor force while at the same time addressing the social problems that result from high rates of unemployment. Accordingly, the legislature finds and declares that additional actions to foster public-private cooperation are necessary and desirable if business and labor's perception of the state's economic climate is to continually improve. Therefore, a legislative commission on publicprivate cooperation is hereby established to (a) review cooperative programs already underway underway in New York to determine if the scope of such efforts can be broadened and applied to additional or similar situations in other areas of the State, (b) examine the policies of the state as they relate to the training and availability of a skilled labor force that meets the requirements for present and future economic growth, (c) catalogue examples of innovative public-private cooperative arrangements in other states to determine the viability of such projects if undertaken in New York, (d) review state laws and suggest amendments that will remove unnecessary impediments to public-private cooperation, and (e) make recommendations to the legislature as it determines may be necessary to achieve these goals and objectives. The commission shall consist of ten members to be appointed as follows: three members of the senate shall be appointed by the temporary president of the senate; three members of the assembly shall be appointed by speaker of the assembly; two members of the senate shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate; and two members of the assembly shall be appointed by the minority leader of the assembly. From among the members as appointed, a chairman and vice chairman shall be appointed jointly by the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly. Any vacancy that occurs in the chairmanship, vice-chairmanship or other membership of the commission shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made. No member, officer, or employee of the commission shall be disqualified from holding any other public office or employment, nor shall he forfeit any such office or employment by reason of his appointment hereunder,

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notwithstanding the provisions of any general, special
or local laws, ordinance, or city charter.
The commission may employ personnel required and fix their
compensation within the amount appropriated therefor.
The commission may meet within and without the state,
hold public and private hearings, and otherwise have all
of the powers of a legislative committee under the
legislative law. The members of the commission shall
receive no compensation for their services but shall be
allowed their actual and necessary expenses incurred in
the performance of their duties hereunder.
Employees of the commission shall be considered to be em-
ployees of the legislature for all purposes.
The commission may request and shall receive from any
court, department, division, board, or bureau, commis-
sion, or agency of the state such assistance and data as
will enable the commission properly to carry out its
powers and duties hereunder.

The commission is hereby authorized and empowered to make
and sign any agreements, and to do and perform any acts
that may be necessary, desirable or proper to carry out
the purpose and objectives of this act.
The commission shall make a report, not later than April
first, nineteen hundred eighty-six, to the legislature
containing its recommendations relative to the
commission's studies. The commission shall continue in
existence until June thirtieth, nineteen hundred eighty-
six.

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The temporary state commission on the restoration of the capitol as last continued by chapter fifty of the laws of nineteen hundred eighty-four, as amended by the provisions of chapter six hundred fifty-one of the laws of nineteen hundred eighty-three, is hereby continued in existence until March thirty-first, nineteen hundred eighty-six. The responsibilities, powers and duties of the commission during the extended period of continuation shall be to:

1. review the master plan for the New York state capitol submitted by it to the governor and the legislature in December, nineteen hundred eighty-two, make and submit to the governor and the legislature such revisions thereof and additions or deletions thereto as it deems advisable and make such other recommendations to the governor and the legislature with respect to such plan and for the implementation thereof as it deems advisable;

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2. make such other studies, reports and recommendations to the governor and the legislature as it advisable with respect to the restoration, rehabilitation, preservation, improvement and utilization of the capitol building and the grounds thereof, exclusive of the chambers, offices and other facilities of the legislature;

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render such advice and assistance as the legislature or either house thereof may request with respect to the chambers, offices and other facilities of the legislature in the capitol;

4. advise the office of general services on the specialized maintenance needs of the capitol to assure the continued preservation of historically historically and architecturally important spaces in the capitol;

5. advise the office of general services in the development of plans and specifications for all master plan projects which may be approved, including assisting the office in the selection of qualified architects gaged by the office for these purposes;

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6. develop, in concert with the office of general services, and other agencies of the state as appropriate, interpretive program which explores the architectural, historic, artistic, social, political and cultural themes associated with the capitol;

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7. encourage the making of gifts and grants to the state to assist the commission in the performance of its powers, duties and responsibilities and for the implementation of such master plan projects or other recommendations of the commission as may be approved by the governor and the legislature;

8. provide advice and guidance to the division of military and naval affairs with respect to the care, conservation and exhibition of the collections under its jurisdiction as may be housed in the capitol;

9. render such other advice and assistance as the governor or the legislature or either house thereof may from time to time request;

10. make a report to the governor and the legislature on or before January thirty-first, nineteen hundred eighty-six which shall contain such recommendations with respect to its powers, duties and responsibilities as the commission may deem advisable. The present members of the commission shall continue to serve as such and any vacancy shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made. The members of the commission shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be reimbursed for their expenses actually and necessarily incurred by them in the performance of their duties hereunder. During such extended period, the commission may employ and at pleasure remove staff personnel to assist it in the performance of its duties and fix their compensation within the amount appropriated therefor. During such extended

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