senate Bill S1499

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Directs department of environmental conservation or its successor agency to establish management areas for newly acquired forest preserve lands

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Jan 09, 2012 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
Apr 27, 2011 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 14, 2011 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 07, 2011 referred to judiciary

S1499 - Details

Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 14 ยง1, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6940

S1499 - Summary

Directs the department of environmental conservation, and any successor agency thereto, to establish a reasonable number of forest preserve management areas upon state lands, acquired on or after the effective date of this amendment to the constitution, which are made a part of the state forest preserve; authorizes the cutting, sale and removal of timber on such lands, and the use of motorized equipment for such purposes.

S1499 - Sponsor Memo

S1499 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1499

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 14 of  the  constitution,
  in relation to the management and use of the lands of the state forest
  preserve

  Section  1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 1 of arti-
cle 14 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  Section 1. The lands of the state, now owned  or  hereafter  acquired,
constituting  the  forest preserve as now fixed by law, shall be forever
kept as wild forest lands. They shall not be leased, sold or  exchanged,
or  be taken by any corporation, public or private, nor shall the timber
thereon be sold, removed or destroyed.
  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  INCONSISTENT  PROVISION  OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE
DEPARTMENT  OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, OR ANY OTHER STATE DEPARTMENT
OR AGENCY WHICH SUCCEEDS TO THE POWERS,  DUTIES  AND  FUNCTIONS  OF  THE
DEPARTMENT  OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION RELATING TO THE MANAGEMENT AND
REGULATION OF THE FOREST PRESERVE, SHALL BE AUTHORIZED AND  DIRECTED  TO
ESTABLISH UPON ANY LANDS OF THE STATE ACQUIRED ON OR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE
DATE  OF THIS PARAGRAPH CONSTITUTING A PORTION OF THE FOREST PRESERVE, A
REASONABLE NUMBER OF FOREST PRESERVE MANAGEMENT AREAS. THE STATE, ACTING
BY AND THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT  OF  ENVIRONMENTAL  CONSERVATION  OR  SUCH
SUCCESSOR  DEPARTMENT  OR AGENCY THERETO, MAY CUT, SELL AND CONTRACT FOR
THE SALE AND REMOVAL OF TIMBER UPON  SUCH  LANDS  CONSISTENT  WITH  SUCH
PROVISIONS  OF  LAW  AS  THE  LEGISLATURE  SHALL ENACT RELATING THERETO.
FURTHERMORE, MOTORIZED EQUIPMENT SHALL BE AUTHORIZED  TO  BE  USED  UPON
SUCH  LANDS,  AND  ROADS  MAY BE CONSTRUCTED THEREON FOR THE PURPOSES OF
IMPLEMENTING THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH. Nothing herein  contained
shall  prevent  the  state from constructing, completing and maintaining
any highway heretofore specifically authorized by constitutional  amend-
ment, nor from constructing and maintaining to federal standards federal
aid interstate highway route five hundred two from a point in the vicin-

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

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