senate Bill S4521

Amended

Provides for the Beacon Institute Inc. as a public authority for certain purposes, and adds the Old Main Building at Clarkson University

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 08 / Apr / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 04 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.547
  • 09 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 10 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 01 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 01 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 01 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 4521A
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A6726A

Summary

Provides for the Beacon Institute Inc. as a public authority for certain purposes, and adds the Old Main Building at Clarkson University.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S4521
S4521A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1676 & 1680, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
A11550

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BILL NUMBER:S4521

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law, in relation to authorizing the
dormitory authority to construct and finance certain facilities
for The Beacon Institute, Inc.

PURPOSE:
This bill would allow The Beacon Institute, Inc. through the Dormitory
Authority to improve and construct research and education facilities
at its upstate research and development center located at the Old
Main Building at Clarkson University's downtown campus.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill amends paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 of section 1676 and
subdivision 1 of section 1680 of the Public Authorities Law to add
Clarkson University.

JUSTIFICATION:
This bill will enable The Beacon Institute to access Dormitory
Authority services for the development of future projects at Clarkson
University. The Beacon-Clarkson Center for Advanced Environmental
Technology (CAET) was founded by Beacon Institute and Clarkson
University to create and implement technological innovations that
advance research, public policy and education regarding water and
water resources. The 13,000 square foot Old Main Building, located at
Clarkson University in Potsdam NY will be equipped to provide
engineering and technology research and development functions in
conjunction with and support of the continued development of the
River and Estuary Observatory Network (REON) including but not
limited to design, fabrication, construction, testing and eventual
commercialization of technology. Funding for this project is already
available in the UDC (Urban Development Corporation).

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New in Senate.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediate.

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

                                  4521

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 8, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
  and Commissions

AN  ACT  to amend the public authorities law, in relation to authorizing
  the dormitory authority to construct and  finance  certain  facilities
  for The Beacon Institute, Inc.

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

  Section 1. The undesignated paragraph of paragraph (b) of  subdivision
2  of  section 1676 of the public authorities law, as amended by chapter
605 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  The Beacon Institute,  Inc.,  a  domestic  not-for-profit  corporation
formerly  known  as the Rivers and Estuaries Center on the Hudson, Inc.,
for  the  acquisition,  financing,  refinancing,  construction,   recon-
struction,  renovation,  development, improvement, expansion, furnishing
and equipping or otherwise providing for  facilities  for  conducting  a
program  of  research  and  education that advances the understanding of
rivers and estuaries and develops policies and  practices  that  benefit
the  human  and  natural  communities that depend upon these ecosystems,
located at Beacon Harbor and Denning's Point in Beacon,  New  York,  The
Upper Hudson Research Center at Troy, located at the waterfront in Troy,
New  York  and  the Center for Tributary Study, located at Creek Road in
Beacon, New York, AND THE  OLD  MAIN  BUILDING  AT  CLARKSON  UNIVERSITY
LOCATED IN POTSDAM, NEW YORK.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10436-01-1

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