senate Bill S6721

Amended

Authorizes the sale, lease and transfer of certain public lands owned by school districts

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 04 / Mar / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 6721A

Summary

Authorizes the sale, lease and transfer to certain public lands owned by a school district.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8940
Versions:
S6721
S6721A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง72-h, Gen Muni L

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BILL NUMBER:S6721

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation
to the sale, lease and transfer to certain municipal corporations of
certain public lands

PURPOSE: Allows school districts, board of cooperative educational
services, the State of New York, or the government of the United State
and any agency or department thereof, to acquire or lease real
property under the provisions of subdivision (a) of Section 72-h of
the General Municipal Law.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Subdivision (a) of Section 72-h of
the General Municipal Law is amended to include school districts,
board of cooperative educational services, the State of New York, or
the government of the United State and any agency or department
thereof as entities which may acquire or lease real property provided
in this Section.

Section 2. Provides for an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:Section 72-h of the General Municipal Law provides that
the supervisors of a county, the town board of a town, the board of
trustees of a village, the board of fire commissioners of a fire
district, the board of estimate of a city, or if there be none the
local legislative body of such city, and, in a city having a
population of one million or more, the mayor, subject to the
disapproval by the council within thirty days following receipt of
notice of approval of the mayor, may sell, transfer or lease to or
exchange with any municipal corporation or municipal corporations,
school district, board of cooperative educational services, fire
district, the State of New York, or the government of the United
States and any agency or department thereof, any real property owned
by such county, town, village, fire district or city. However, the law
limits the ability to acquire or lease real property owned by an
entity listed above to only municipal corporations and fire districts.
This legislation would allow school districts, board of cooperative
educational services, the State of New York, or the government of the
United States and any agency thereof to acquire or lease real property
owned by a county, town, village, fire district or city. This would
benefit school districts, for example, by allowing them to receive
land at no cost from another municipal entity to help support school
district activities.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

    S. 6721                                                  A. 8940

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              March 4, 2014
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern-
  ment

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Local Governments

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law,  in  relation  to  the  sale,
  lease and transfer to certain municipal corporations of certain public
  lands

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

  Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 72-h of  the  general  municipal
law,  as  amended by chapter 562 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read
as follows:
  (a) Notwithstanding any provision of any general, special or local law
or of any charter, the supervisors of a county,  the  town  board  of  a
town,  the board of trustees of a village, the board of fire commission-
ers of a fire district, the board of estimate of a city, or if there  be
none  the  local  legislative body of such city, and, in a city having a
population of one million or more, the mayor, subject to disapproval  by
the  council  within  thirty  days  following  receipt  of notice of the
approval of the mayor, may sell, transfer or lease to or  exchange  with
any  municipal  corporation  or municipal corporations, school district,
board of cooperative educational services, fire district, the  state  of
New  York,  or  the  government  of  the United States and any agency or
department thereof, either without consideration or for  such  consider-
ation  and  upon  such terms and conditions as shall be approved by such
officer or body, any real property owned by such county, town,  village,
fire  district  or  city;  and  any  municipal  corporation [or], SCHOOL
DISTRICT, BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, fire district,  THE
STATE OF NEW YORK, OR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND ANY AGENCY
OR  DEPARTMENT  THEREOF,  may  acquire  or  lease  such real property as
provided in this section. The term of any lease entered into pursuant to
the provisions of this section shall not exceed ten  years  but  nothing
herein contained shall prevent the renewal of any such lease.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11665-02-4

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