Arts and Cultural Affairs - Promotion of the Arts - Empire State Plaza Art Commission - Powers and duties of commission

Subscribe to a Global-Regulation Premium Membership Today!

Key Benefits:

Subscribe Now for only USD$40 per month.
§ 4.07. Powers and duties of commission. The commission shall have the
following responsibilities, powers and duties:

1. To make recommendations to state agencies regarding the custody,
display, conservation, preservation and maintenance of works of art in
the empire state plaza under the jurisdiction of such agencies;

2. To appraise and catalogue works of art in the empire state plaza;

3. To advise and assist state agencies in the preparation and
distribution of publications by such agencies;

4. To make recommendations to the governor, the legislature and the
commissioner of general services regarding the purchase of works of art
for display at the empire state plaza;

5. To solicit and acquire by gift, grant or loan such works of art for
display at the empire state plaza as it deems to be in the best
interests of the people of the state;

6. To enter into such contracts as may be necessary or appropriate for
the performance of the functions vested in it by this article;

7. To render such assistance as the legislature or either house
thereof may request with respect to the legislative office building and
other offices and facilities of the legislature in the empire state
plaza;

8. To render such assistance as the commissioner of education may
request with respect to the cultural education center;

9. To make an annual report to the governor and the legislature on or
before December fifteenth which shall contain a complete inventory of
the works of art in the empire state plaza, a summary of the
accomplishments of the commission for the prior year, as well as its
projects planned for the current year, and such recommendations
pertinent to the duties of the commission as it deems advisable. Such
report shall contain a full fiscal accounting of the activities of the
commission, both current and projected;

10. To solicit and accept gifts, contributions and bequests of funds
from individuals, foundations, corporations and other organizations or
institutions for purposes of the commission. All funds of the commission
from such gifts, contributions and bequests shall be deposited in a
state fiduciary fund, expenditures from which shall be limited to the
purposes of the commission set forth in this article;

11. To establish a program, in consultation with the commissioner of
general services, for the promotion of the empire state plaza art
collection to the public through such means as determined by the
commission to be appropriate, including, but not limited to, educational
seminars, remote exhibitions, special events and the sale of souvenirs
or mementos related to the collection. All receipts of the commission
from promotional efforts shall be deposited in a state fiduciary fund,
expenditures from which shall be limited to the purposes of the
commission set forth in this article.