senate Bill S2351

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 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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May 31, 2012 signed chap.46
May 21, 2012 delivered to governor
Apr 25, 2012 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.447
substituted for a2594
Mar 13, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 12, 2012 advanced to third reading
Mar 07, 2012 2nd report cal.
Mar 06, 2012 1st report cal.293
Jan 04, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 31, 2011 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 03, 2011 advanced to third reading
Mar 02, 2011 2nd report cal.
Mar 01, 2011 1st report cal.104
Jan 19, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

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Mar 6, 2012 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Mar 6, 2012

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Mar 1, 2011 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

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S2351 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2594
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 42 Art head, ยงยง42-0101, 42-0103, 42-0105, 42-0111, 42-0113, 42-0115 & 42-0117, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1758, A4701

S2351 - Bill Texts

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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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BILL NUMBER:S2351

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

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL:
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, Easton, 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 area's historic, natural and scenic, recreational and
economic potential for the people of the region and the state as a
whole.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:


2007-08: A.11711 Referred to Environmental Conservation
2009-10: A.4701 Referred to Environmental Conservation

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 municipal voting members of their intention to join the
Hudson-Hoosic Rivers Partnership; 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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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 2351                                                  A. 2594

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

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

                            January 19, 2011
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sen.  McDONALD -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
  mental Conservation

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of  A.  ENGLEBRIGHT  --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

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

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

  Section  1.  The  article  heading  of article 42 of the environmental
conservation law, as added by chapter  737  of  the  laws  of  2006,  is
amended to read as follows:

              HISTORIC [SARATOGA-WASHINGTON ON THE HUDSON]
                          HUDSON-HOOSIC RIVERS
                               PARTNERSHIP
  S  2.  Subdivisions 1, 3 and 4 of section 42-0101 of the environmental
conservation law, as added by chapter 737  of  the  laws  of  2006,  are
amended to read as follows:
  1.  "Partnership" shall mean the organization established as [The] THE
Historic [Saratoga-Washington on the Hudson] HUDSON-HOOSIC RIVERS  Part-
nership pursuant to section 42-0103 of this article.
  3.  "Historic [Saratoga-Washington on the Hudson] HUDSON-HOOSIC RIVERS
area" or "area" shall mean the contiguous area in Saratoga [and],  Wash-
ington AND RENSSELAER counties within the towns of Saratoga, Stillwater,
Northumberland,  Easton,  Fort Edward, Waterford, Halfmoon [and], Green-
wich, SCHAGHTICOKE, HOOSICK, MOREAU, WHITE CREEK, CAMBRIDGE,  KINGSBURY,
CORINTH  AND  PITTSTOWN;  THE  VILLAGES OF SOUTH GLENS FALLS, CAMBRIDGE,
HUDSON FALLS, VALLEY FALLS, SCHAGHTICOKE, CORINTH AND HOOSICK FALLS; and
the city of Mechanicville.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01418-01-1

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  4. "Historic [Saratoga-Washington on the Hudson] HUDSON-HOOSIC  RIVERS
fund"  or  "fund"  shall  be  the  fund  established pursuant to section
42-0115 of this article.
  S  3.  The  section  heading and subdivisions 1, 5, 7 and 9 of section
42-0103 of the environmental conservation law, as added by  chapter  737
of the laws of 2006, are amended to read as follows:
The  Historic  [Saratoga-Washington  on the Hudson] HUDSON-HOOSIC RIVERS
Partnership.
  1. The Historic  [Saratoga-Washington  on  the  Hudson]  HUDSON-HOOSIC
RIVERS  Partnership is hereby established in the department to be a body
corporate and public, and to consist of up to [twenty-two]  THIRTY-SEVEN
voting  members.  The  following  individuals shall be invited to become
members: the supervisor of the town of Saratoga, the supervisor  of  the
town of Fort Edward, the supervisor of the town of Greenwich, the super-
visor  of  the town of Easton, the supervisor of the town of Stillwater,
the supervisor of the town of Waterford, the supervisor of the  town  of
Northumberland,  the  supervisor of the town of Halfmoon, the supervisor
of the town of Mechanicville, THE SUPERVISOR OF THE TOWN OF WHITE CREEK,
THE SUPERVISOR OF THE TOWN OF CAMBRIDGE, THE SUPERVISOR OF THE  TOWN  OF
MOREAU,  THE  SUPERVISOR  OF THE TOWN OF SCHAGHTICOKE, THE SUPERVISOR OF
THE TOWN OF PITTSTOWN, THE SUPERVISOR OF THE TOWN OF HOOSICK, THE SUPER-
VISOR OF THE TOWN OF KINGSBURY, THE SUPERVISOR OF THE TOWN  OF  CORINTH,
the  mayor  of  the  city  of Mechanicville, the mayor of the village of
Schuylerville, the mayor of the village of Victory,  the  mayor  of  the
village  of  Stillwater,  the  mayor  of the village of Fort Edward, the
mayor of the village of Greenwich, THE MAYOR OF  THE  VILLAGE  OF  SOUTH
GLENS  FALLS,  THE  MAYOR  OF THE VILLAGE OF CAMBRIDGE, THE MAYOR OF THE
VILLAGE OF HUDSON FALLS, THE MAYOR OF THE VILLAGE OF VALLEY  FALLS,  THE
MAYOR  OF  THE  VILLAGE  OF  SCHAGHTICOKE,  THE  MAYOR OF THE VILLAGE OF
CORINTH, THE MAYOR OF THE VILLAGE OF HOOSICK FALLS and the mayor of  the
village  of  Waterford.  In  addition, six members shall be appointed as
follows: two shall be appointed by the governor, two shall be  appointed
by  the  temporary president of the senate[,] and two shall be appointed
by the speaker of the assembly. The commissioner and  the  commissioners
of agriculture and markets, and parks, recreation and historic preserva-
tion  shall  be nonvoting ex-officio members of the partnership. The six
appointed members of the partnership, [three]  TWO  of  which  shall  be
residents of Saratoga county, TWO OF WHICH SHALL BE RESIDENTS OF RENSSE-
LAER  COUNTY  and  [three] TWO of which shall be residents of Washington
county, shall by training, education and  experience  or  attainment  be
qualified  to  analyze,  interpret  and/or  support  matters relevant to
historical, environmental, economic or scenic preservation work  of  the
partnership.  Each  ex-officio member of the partnership may designate a
representative to attend, in his or her place, meetings of the  partner-
ship and to act in his or her behalf at meetings and with respect to the
business of the partnership.
  5.  Notwithstanding  any  inconsistent  provisions  of  law,  general,
special[,] or local, no officer or employee of the state  or  any  civil
division thereof, shall be deemed to have forfeited or shall forfeit his
or  her  office  or  employment  by  reason  of his or her acceptance of
membership on the partnership.
  [7. The partnership shall come into being, upon  the  receipt  by  the
commissioner,  of  notice from eight municipal voting members the inten-
tion to join the partnership.]
  9. Every state agency and public corporation  having  jurisdiction  of
land  within  municipalities located within the Historic [Saratoga-Wash-

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ington on the Hudson River]  HUDSON-HOOSIC  RIVERS  PARTNERSHIP  Reserve
shall, to the fullest extent practicable, cooperate and assist the part-
nership in carrying out the provisions of this article.
  S  4.  Section 42-0105 of the environmental conservation law, as added
by chapter 737 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows:
S 42-0105. The Historic [Saratoga-Washington on the Hudson]  HUDSON-HOO-
SIC RIVERS PARTNERSHIP Reserve.
  The  area  encompassed within the municipal boundaries in the towns of
Saratoga, Stillwater, Northumberland, Easton,  Fort  Edward,  Waterford,
Halfmoon,  MOREAU,  SCHAGHTICOKE,  CAMBRIDGE,  WHITE  CREEK,  PITTSTOWN,
HOOSICK, KINGSBURY, CORINTH and Greenwich; THE VILLAGES OF  SOUTH  GLENS
FALLS,  CAMBRIDGE, HUDSON FALLS, VALLEY FALLS, SCHAGHTICOKE, CORINTH AND
HOOSICK FALLS; and the city of Mechanicville is hereby designated to  be
the  Historic  [Saratoga-Washington  on the Hudson] HUDSON-HOOSIC RIVERS
PARTNERSHIP Reserve.
  S 5. Section 42-0111 of the environmental conservation law,  as  added
by chapter 737 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows:
S 42-0111. Appropriations by municipalities.
  To  effectuate  the  purposes  of  this article, the local legislative
bodies of the towns, villages and city within the reserve and the  coun-
ties  of  Saratoga  [and], Washington AND RENSSELAER may appropriate and
pay over to the partnership moneys to be expended by the partnership  to
carry out its functions [thereunder] PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE.
  S  6.  Section 42-0113 of the environmental conservation law, as added
by chapter 737 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows:
S 42-0113. Cooperation of state agencies.
  To effectuate the  purposes  of  this  article,  the  partnership  may
request  from  any department, board, bureau, commission or other agency
of the state, and the same are authorized to provide,  such  cooperation
and assistance, services and data as will enable the partnership proper-
ly to carry out its functions [thereunder] PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE.
  S  7.  Subdivision 1 of section 42-0115 of the environmental conserva-
tion law, as added by chapter 737 of the laws of  2006,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  1. There is hereby established in the joint custody of the state comp-
troller  and  the commissioner of taxation and finance a special fund to
be  known  as  the  "Historic  [Saratoga-Washington   on   the   Hudson]
HUDSON-HOOSIC RIVERS fund".
  S  8.  Section 42-0117 of the environmental conservation law, as added
by chapter 737 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows:
S 42-0117. Siena College revolutionary war institute.
  The partnership may enter into an agreement  with  the  Siena  College
revolutionary  war  institute  to  provide  diverse,  academically based
education opportunities based on the historic resources of the  Historic
[Saratoga-Washington  on  the  Hudson]  HUDSON-HOOSIC RIVERS PARTNERSHIP
Reserve for local schools, residents in the reserve and visitors to  the
reserve to learn about our nation's birth and democratic foundations.
  S  9.  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;

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provided that the commissioner of environmental conservation shall noti-
fy  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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