assembly Bill A5539

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for a review process of proposals to alienate municipal parkland

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to local governments
Feb 28, 2011 reference changed to local governments
Feb 23, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

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A5539 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 16 ยงยง16.01 - 16.15, Pks & Rec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A10575A

A5539 - Summary

Provides for a review process of proposals to alienate municipal parkland.

A5539 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5539

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 23, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, REILLY, GOTTFRIED, MAISEL, GLICK,
  LIFTON, COLTON, JAFFEE, MILLMAN, CASTRO, DINOWITZ, WEPRIN,  HOOPER  --
  Multi-Sponsored  by  -- M. of A.  BARRON, BING, GIBSON, MARKEY, MAYER-
  SOHN, McENENY -- read once and referred to the Committee  on  Environ-
  mental Conservation

AN  ACT to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in
  relation to providing for a review process of  proposals  to  alienate
  municipal parkland

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

  Section 1. The parks, recreation  and  historic  preservation  law  is
amended by adding a new article 16 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 16
                      MUNICIPAL PARKLAND ALIENATION
SECTION 16.01 DECLARATION OF POLICY.
        16.03 DEFINITIONS.
        16.05 MUNICIPAL PARKLAND ALIENATION.
        16.07 PARKLAND ALIENATION PROPOSAL REVIEW.
        16.09 PARKLAND ALIENATION REPORTING.
        16.11 PARKLAND ALIENATION ENFORCEMENT.
        16.13 STATE AUDITS.
        16.15 PUBLIC TRUST DOCTRINE NOT AFFECTED.
  S 16.01 DECLARATION OF POLICY. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS AND DECLARES THAT
MUNICIPALLY OWNED PARKLAND ENHANCES THE QUALITY OF LIFE, COMMUNITY CHAR-
ACTER,  AND  ECONOMIC VITALITY OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND PROVIDES HEALTHY
AND AFFORDABLE RECREATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES  TO  NEW  YORK
STATE  RESIDENTS  AND VISITORS.  ONCE LOST, MUNICIPAL PARKLAND IS DIFFI-
CULT TO RECOVER.  ACCORDINGLY,  THE  DISCONTINUATION  OR  ALIENATION  OF
MUNICIPAL  PARKLAND SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED BY REPLACEMENT WITH COMPARABLE
PARKLAND TO BE AVAILABLE TO THE COMMUNITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE STATE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00293-01-1

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