senate Bill S1758

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Establishes the Historic Hudson-Hoosic Rivers Partnership to replace and expand the territory of the former Historic Saratoga-Washington on the Hudson Partnership

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S1758 - Bill Details

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A4701
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Environmental Conservation Law

S1758 - Bill Texts

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BILL NUMBER: S1758

TITLE OF BILL :

An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to
establishing the Historic Hudson-Hoosic Rivers Partnership


PURPOSE :

To create a Historic Hudson-Hoosic Rivers Partnership, to replace the
Historic Washington on the Hudson Partnership that will address such
matters such as collaborative agriculture and open space protection,
tourism development and revitalization of main streets, recreational
development, and protection of natural and cultural heritage.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :

Amend the environmental conservation law by establishing the Historic
Hudson-Hoosic Rivers Partnership and repealing article 42 of such law
relating to the Historic Saratoga-Washington on the Hudson
Partnership. The Historic Hudson-Hoosic Rivers Partnership will
consist of Historic Hudson-Hoosic Rivers Partnership Reserve that will
address such matters such as collaborative agriculture and open space
protection, tourism development and revitalization of main streets,
recreational development, and protection of natural and cultural
heritage. The areas of the Hudson Reserve are within the municipal
boundaries in the towns of Saratoga, Stillwater, Northumberland,
East,on, Fort Edward, Waterford, Halfmoon, Greenwich, Schaghticoke,
Hoosick, Moreau, White Creek, Cambridge, Pittstown; the villages of
South Glens Falls; and the city of Mechanicville. The partnership will
consist of up to thirty-two voting members that will consist of
supervisors and mayors that encompass the Hudson Partnership, as well
as six additional appointed members, two appointed by the Governor,
two appointed by the temporary president of the senate and two
appointed by the speaker of the assembly. The Historic
Saratoga-Washington on the Hudson fund in joint custody of the state
comptroller and commissioner of taxation and finance. The partnership
can enter into an agreement with Siena College revolutionary war
institute to provide diverse, academically based education
opportunities based on the historic resources of the Historic
Hudson-Hoosic Rivers Reserve for local schools, residents and visitors
of the reserve to learn about our nation's birth and democratic
foundations.

JUSTIFICATION :

The communities along the Hudson River in the counties of Saratoga,
Washington and Rensselaer possess unique historic and natural
significance as a primary birthplace of America. The Historic
Hudson-Hoosic Rivers Partnership is an innovative framework building
and expanding on existing public and private initiatives to fully
realize the areas historic, natural and scenic, recreational and
economic potential for the people of the region and the state as a
whole.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect upon the receipt by the commissioner of
environmental conservation of notice from at least eight of the
following municipal voting members of their intention to join the
Hudson-Hoosic Rivers Partnership: the town of White Creek, the town of
Cambridge, the town of Moreau, the town of Schaghticoke, the town of
Pittstown, the town of Hoosick, the town of Kingsbury, the town of
Corinth, the village of South Glens Falls, the village of Cambridge,
the village of Hudson Falls, the village of Valley Falls, the village
of Schaghticoke, the village of Corinth or the village of Hoosick
Falls; provided that the commissioner of environmental conservation
shall notify the legislative bill drafting commission upon the
occurrence of notice from eight of the preceding municipalities in
order that the commission may maintain an accurate and timely
effective database of the official text of the laws of the state of
New York in furtherance of effectuating the provisions of section 44
of the legislative law and section 70-b of the public officers law.
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