senate Bill S1451

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Grants the power of site plan review to towns and villages over railroad facilities of the MTA

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
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S1451 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1264 & 1266, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2548, A5937

S1451 - Summary

Grants towns and villages site plan review over railroad stations and other rail facilities of the metropolitan transportation authority in order that changes and improvements to such stations and facilities may be properly integrated into the landscape of such towns and villages in which they are located; provides that the governmental nature of the metropolitan transportation authority shall not exempt its rail stations and railroad facilities from site plan review by towns and villages.

S1451 - Sponsor Memo

S1451 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 1451                                                  A. 1404

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

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

                             January 7, 2011

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

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once  and  referred
  to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

AN  ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to granting the
  power of site plan review to towns and villages over railroad  facili-
  ties of the metropolitan transportation authority


  Section 1. Legislative findings. The  legislature  hereby  finds  that
pursuant  to  title  11  of article 5 of the public authorities law, the
metropolitan transportation authority operates railroad facilities with-
in the state of New York, including stations, terminals,  platforms  and
other  buildings, structures, and improvements. Historically, the legis-
lature has exempted the metropolitan transportation authority  from  the
local  laws, ordinances, resolutions, and rules and regulations of poli-
tical subdivisions, including but not limited to  zoning  and  land  use
  The legislature hereby finds that it is necessary and desirable to now
subject  the  metropolitan transportation authority to limited municipal
authority with regard  to  site  plan  review  of  railroad  facilities.
Specifically, railroad facilities established by the metropolitan trans-
portation authority, including stations, terminals, platforms, and other
buildings,  structures,  and  improvements  are  located  in communities
throughout the metropolitan transportation authority service area.  Many
of  these railroad facilities are centrally located in these communities
and are an integral part of the character and history of these  communi-

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


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