Arts and Cultural Affairs - New York State Cultural Resources Act - Trust For Cultural Resources of the County of Onondaga - Legislative findings and statement of purposes

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§ 22.03. Legislative findings and statement of purposes. 1. The
legislature hereby finds, determines and declares:

(a) that certain major cultural institutions located in the county are
invaluable cultural, educational and recreational resources of the state
and the continued operation of such institutions in the county is for
the benefit of the people of the state and the county;

(b) that by reason of the severe economic and fiscal problems facing
both the state and county, neither the state nor the county is able
adequately to support the cultural institutions of the county in their
efforts both to provide cultural, recreational and educational
opportunities to the people of the state and to improve the viability
and growth of cultural organizations in the county; and

(c) that it is in the interest of the people of the state and for
their benefit and welfare to encourage the creative and innovative use
of public and private resources in order to preserve and protect the
cultural resources of the county and otherwise to effectuate the
purposes of this article and article twenty of this chapter by the
creation of the trust for cultural resources of the county of Onondaga.

2. The legislature hereby further finds, determines and declares that
the creation of the trust for cultural resources of the county of
Onondaga and the delegation to the trust of part of the sovereign power
of the state are in all respects for the benefit of the people of the
state and constitute a governmental, state, municipal and public
purpose; and that the exercise by the trust of the functions and powers
granted to it under this article constitutes the performance of an
essential public and governmental function.