senate Bill S1501

Prohibits the state from gaining any interest in forest land other than a conservation easement

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 07 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 15 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

Summary

Prohibits the state from gaining any interest in forest land other than a conservation easement.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1501
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Public Lands Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง27, Pub Lds L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S4787

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1501

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to the
employment of retired persons as superintendents of schools

PURPOSE: This legislation provides that retired
persons shall not be
employed as the superintendent of schools of a school district for
more than a year.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 211 of the retirement
and social
security law as amended by adding a new subdivision 4-a to provide
that retired persons shall not be employed as the superintendent of
schools of a school district for more than a year.

On or before the conclusion of the one year period, the district must
permanently fill the position of superintendent with a non-retired
person. The Commissioner of Education may grant a waiver from this
requirement if the district can prove a substantial hardship. The
Commissioner will determine the manner and form of the waiver process

JUSTIFICATION: It has become common practice to fill
vacant School
District Superintendent positions on a temporary basis with retired
education professionals. Under current law, retirees are allowed to
collect both their pension and a full salary from the school
district. Too often, these temporary situations continue for multiple
years without a permanent hire.

While at times districts struggle to immediately find a qualified
replacement, it should not take more than one calendar year to find a
suitable, permanent candidate to lead the school district. This
legislation will require that retired persons shall not be employed
as the superintendent of a school district for more than one year

By limiting these temporary, retiree hires to a one year term, a
younger group of educational professionals will be given and
opportunity to bring a fresh approach to school districts statewide.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.8171 of 2008 S.566-A of
2009/10. S.937 of 2011/12.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the
ninetieth day after
it shall have become a law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1501

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the public lands law, in relation to limiting the inter-
  est the state may acquire in forest land to a conservation easement

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of section 27 of the public lands law, as
added by chapter 513 of the laws of 1989, is amended to read as follows:
  1. The commissioner of general services when moneys therefor have been
appropriated by the legislature or are otherwise available, may  acquire
any  real  property  which  he deems necessary for the implementation or
accomplishment of any statutory purpose, function, operation or  respon-
sibility of the commissioner of general services or the office of gener-
al  services, by purchase or as provided in the eminent domain procedure
law. Title to such real property shall be taken in the name  of  and  be
vested in the people of the state of New York. No real property shall be
so  acquired  by  purchase  unless  the title thereto is approved by the
attorney general. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, WHEN  SUCH
REAL  PROPERTY IS FOREST LAND, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION FIVE OF SECTION
9-0101 OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW, THE STATE  SHALL  TAKE  NO
OTHER INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY THAN A CONSERVATION EASEMENT. THE CONVEY-
ANCE OF ANY OTHER INTEREST IN FOREST LAND TO THE STATE SHALL BE NULL AND
VOID.  The  terms  "property" or "real property" as used in this section
shall mean "real property" as defined by section one  hundred  three  of
the eminent domain procedure law.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to convey-
ances occurring on or after such effective date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05137-01-1

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