senate Bill S1501

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits the state from gaining any interest in forest land other than a conservation easement

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
Jun 15, 2011 committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 07, 2011 referred to investigations and government operations

S1501 - Details

Law Section:
Public Lands Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง27, Pub Lds L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4787

S1501 - Summary

Prohibits the state from gaining any interest in forest land other than a conservation easement.

S1501 - Sponsor Memo

S1501 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1501

                       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 Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the public lands law, in relation to limiting the inter-
  est the state may acquire in forest land to a conservation easement

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of section 27 of the public lands law, as
added by chapter 513 of the laws of 1989, is amended to read as follows:
  1. The commissioner of general services when moneys therefor have been
appropriated by the legislature or are otherwise available, may  acquire
any  real  property  which  he deems necessary for the implementation or
accomplishment of any statutory purpose, function, operation or  respon-
sibility of the commissioner of general services or the office of gener-
al  services, by purchase or as provided in the eminent domain procedure
law. Title to such real property shall be taken in the name  of  and  be
vested in the people of the state of New York. No real property shall be
so  acquired  by  purchase  unless  the title thereto is approved by the
attorney general. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, WHEN  SUCH
REAL  PROPERTY IS FOREST LAND, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION FIVE OF SECTION
9-0101 OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW, THE STATE  SHALL  TAKE  NO
OTHER INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY THAN A CONSERVATION EASEMENT. THE CONVEY-
ANCE OF ANY OTHER INTEREST IN FOREST LAND TO THE STATE SHALL BE NULL AND
VOID.  The  terms  "property" or "real property" as used in this section
shall mean "real property" as defined by section one  hundred  three  of
the eminent domain procedure law.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to convey-
ances occurring on or after such effective date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05137-01-1

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