senate Bill S4720

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to oil and gas drilling in Allegany state park

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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 23, 2011 signed chap.568
Sep 12, 2011 delivered to governor
Jun 17, 2011 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.389
substituted for a393a
Jun 15, 2011 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 13, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 07, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 06, 2011 1st report cal.1006
Apr 15, 2011 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

Votes

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Jun 6, 2011 - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee Vote

S4720
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee Vote: Jun 6, 2011

aye wr (3)

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S4720 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A393A
Law Section:
Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §13.31, Pks & Rec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A11093A

S4720 - Summary

Relates to oil and gas drilling in Allegany State Park.

S4720 - Sponsor Memo

S4720 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4720

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 15, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
  Parks and Recreation

AN ACT to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law,  in
  relation to oil and gas drilling in Allegany state park

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

  Section 1. The parks, recreation  and  historic  preservation  law  is
amended by adding a new section 13.31 to read as follows:
  S  13.31  OIL AND GAS DRILLING IN ALLEGANY STATE PARK.  1. LEGISLATIVE
FINDINGS AND DECLARATION. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS AND DECLARES THAT  ALLE-
GANY  STATE  PARK  HARBORS  UNIQUE  AND IRREPLACEABLE NATURAL AND SCENIC
RESOURCES AND PROVIDES AN EXTENSIVE VARIETY OF RECREATIONAL  AND  EDUCA-
TIONAL  OPPORTUNITIES  FOR  NEW YORK RESIDENTS AND VISITORS. THE PARK IS
LOCATED IN A GEOLOGICALLY DISTINCT, UNGLACIATED AREA WITH UNIQUE TERRES-
TRIAL, FRESHWATER AND OLD GROWTH FOREST ECOSYSTEMS THAT WARRANT  SPECIAL
PROTECTION,  AND  IS  HOME  TO  NUMEROUS RARE, THREATENED AND ENDANGERED
SPECIES OF PLANTS AND WILDLIFE. THE PARK'S SIXTY-FIVE THOUSAND ACRES ARE
THE LARGEST TRACT OF INTACT, UNFRAGMENTED FOREST  LAND  IN  THE  WESTERN
HALF  OF  THE STATE, INCLUDING MATURE SECOND-GROWTH AS WELL AS EXTENSIVE
OLD-GROWTH FORESTS. THESE FEATURES ARE AN INVALUABLE  AND  IRREPLACEABLE
PART  OF  THE  STATE'S  NATURAL HERITAGE WHICH THE STATE IS OBLIGATED TO
PRESERVE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.
  THE LEGISLATURE FURTHER FINDS AND DECLARES THAT A UNIQUE  CIRCUMSTANCE
EXISTS  IN  ALLEGANY STATE PARK WHEREBY PRIVATE ENTITIES CONTROL SUBSUR-
FACE OIL AND GAS RIGHTS BENEATH PORTIONS OF THE PARK. OWNERSHIP OF  SUCH
SUBSURFACE OIL AND GAS RIGHTS WAS SEVERED AND RETAINED IN PRIVATE OWNER-
SHIP  PRIOR  TO THE ACQUISITION AND CREATION OF THE PARK BY THE STATE OF
NEW YORK IN THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY.  IT  IS  THE  PURPOSE  OF  THIS
SECTION  TO ENSURE THAT ANY EXPLORATION, DRILLING, OR PRODUCTION ASSOCI-
ATED WITH PRIVATELY-CONTROLLED OIL AND GAS RIGHTS WITHIN ALLEGANY  STATE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00398-04-1

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