S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 9, 2013
Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER -- 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 eminent
domain in cities with a population of one million or more
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The title heading of title 6 of article 9 of the public
authorities law, as added by chapter 307 of the laws of 1964 and such
title as renumbered by chapter 838 of the laws of 1983, is amended and a
new section 2901 is added to read as follows:
EMINENT DOMAIN TAKING; PROPERTY OF OR BY A PUBLIC
S 2901. EMINENT DOMAIN; CERTAIN CITIES. IN CITIES WITH A POPULATION OF
ONE MILLION OR MORE IN WHICH ANY PART OF THE REAL PROPERTY TO BE
ACQUIRED IS LOCATED, THE CITY COUNCIL SHALL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO
APPROVE OR DISAPPROVE ANY PUBLIC AUTHORITIES OR PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPO-
RATION'S USE OF EMINENT DOMAIN. THE CITY COUNCIL SHALL APPROVE OR DISAP-
PROVE ANY PROPOSED USE OF THE POWER OF EMINENT DOMAIN BY MAJORITY VOTE.
PRIOR TO SUCH VOTE, SUCH CITY COUNCIL SHALL HOLD AT LEAST ONE OFFICIAL
PUBLIC HEARING ON SUCH MATTER AT A LOCATION REASONABLY PROXIMATE TO THE
PROPERTY WHICH MAY BE ACQUIRED.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.