S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2009-2010 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
April 27, 2009
Introduced by Sen. THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government
AN ACT to amend chapter 616 of the laws of 1992, relating to authorizing
the conveyance of state land in the city of Buffalo, to Women for
Human Rights and Dignity Development Corporation Inc. for charitable
purposes, in relation to authorizing the commissioner of general
services to release a right of reverter in letters patent conveying
certain land located in the city of Buffalo, county of Erie
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Chapter 616 of the laws of 1992, relating to authorizing
the conveyance of state land in the city of Buffalo to Women for Human
Rights and Dignity Development Corporation, Inc. for charitable
purposes, is amended to read as follows:
Section 1. The commissioner of general services in the executive
department [is hereby authorized to sell and convey to the Women for
Human Rights and Dignity Development Corporation, Inc., a not-for-profit
corporation in the state of New York, the lands with the improvements
thereon] MAY, BY ORDER, CANCEL ANY CONDITION OR RIGHT OF REVERTER
CONTAINED IN LETTERS PATENT, CONVEYING CERTAIN PREMISES, more partic-
ularly described in section [three] TWO of this act, UPON APPLICATION OF
THE SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO THE ORIGINAL GRANTEE, IF THE COMMISSIONER
IS SATISFIED BY REASON OR PROOF SUBMITTED THAT SUCH CANCELLATION IS JUST
AND NOT DETRIMENTAL TO THE INTERESTS OF THE STATE. THE ORDER SHALL BE
UPON TERMS AND CONDITIONS INCLUDING PAYMENT OF FAIR AND EQUITABLE
CONSIDERATION AS DETERMINED BY SAID COMMISSIONER.
S 2. [The purpose of this conveyance is to develop, implement and
monitor activities which are exclusively charitable, with the primary
intent of providing educational relief to those individuals who are
disadvantaged, particularly women. Conveyance shall be on terms and
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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conditions, including consideration, as the commissioner of general
services may fix and determine.
S 3.] The premises are more particularly described as follows:
All that tract or parcel of land, situate in the city of Buffalo,
county of Erie, state of New York and being part of Lot 65, Township 11,
Range 8 of the Holland Land Company Survey (so-called) and further being
part of subdivision lot 12 in block "F" as shown on a map filed in the
Erie county clerk's office under cover no. 254, bounded and described
Beginning at a point on the northwesterly boundary of Main street at
its intersection with the southwesterly boundary of Florence avenue;
running thence southwesterly along the northwesterly boundary of Main
street, a distance of 50.0 feet to a point. Said point being the south-
easterly corner of subdivision lot 12; running thence northwesterly,
parallel with the southwesterly boundary of Florence avenue and along
the southwesterly line of subdivision lot 12, a distance of 140.0 feet
to a point; running thence northeasterly, parallel with the northwester-
ly boundary of Main street, a distance of 50.0 feet to a point on the
southwesterly boundary of Florence avenue; running thence southeasterly
along the southwesterly boundary of Florence avenue, a distance of 140.0
feet to the point or place of beginning.
Together with all the right, title and interest of the party of the
first part of, in and to any land lying in the bed of any highway, road,
street or avenue, land or alley, open or proposed, lying in front of or
adjacent to the premises conveyed hereunder to the centerline thereof.
Being the same premises conveyed to the people of the state of New
York by Florence B. Lunz by deed dated November 14, 1975 and recorded
December 9, 1975 in the Erie county clerk's office in liber 8345 of
deeds at page 523, said premises being known as 2238 Main Street,
Buffalo, New York.
[S 4. Any lands transferred pursuant to this act shall be used exclu-
sively to develop, implement and monitor activities which are exclusive-
ly charitable, with the primary intent of providing educational relief
to those individuals who are disadvantaged, particularly women and upon
termination of such use, title to the lands so transferred shall revert
to the state of New York.
S 5.] S 3. The commissioner of general services shall not grant the
aforesaid lands unless application is made therefor within one year
after the date on which this act shall have become a law.
[S 6.] S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.