senate Bill S2487

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the "Adirondack sportsmen's club preservation act"

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    • Passed Assembly
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Jan 04, 2012 referred to finance
Jan 24, 2011 referred to finance

S2487 - Details

Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §92-s, St Fin L; amd §§54-0301 & 54-0303, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:

S2487 - Summary

Enacts the "Adirondack sportsmen's club preservation act"; provides that state acquisition of open space land shall only be undertaken with a willing seller and shall remain subject to the leases of sportsmen's clubs thereon.

S2487 - Sponsor Memo

S2487 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2011

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

AN ACT to amend the state finance law and the environmental conservation
  law, in relation to enacting the "Adirondack sportsmen's club  preser-
  vation act"


  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "Adirondack sportsmen's club preservation act".
  S  2.  Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that hunting
and fishing camps are an important fabric of the  Adirondacks.    Gener-
ations of families have been traveling to the Adirondacks to participate
in  these  important  American pastimes. The economy of this area of the
state is dependent on tourism and recreational activities.  It is  esti-
mated  that  tens  of  millions of dollars annually is injected into the
local economy from members of sportsmen's clubs through the purchase  of
goods  and  services.  Not  only is there an economic benefit from these
clubs, their members are true stewards of the land, and  provide  impor-
tant environmental and habitat preservation.
  The provisions of this act, in the case of the conveyance of privately
owned  land  to the state of New York when a sportsmen's club is located
upon such land, is intended to grant any such club the  right  of  first
refusal  to purchase or attain a long term lease of the land utilized by
the club and additional land including, but not  limited  to,  a  deeded
right  of way at fair market value. Sportsmen's clubs shall be deemed to
retain exclusive access to and usage rights  for  hunting  and  fishing,
while  allowing  public access to the land for other recreational activ-
  S 3. Paragraph (d) of subdivision 6  of  section  92-s  of  the  state
finance  law,  as  amended  by section 13 of part E of chapter 61 of the
laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows:

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


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