senate Bill S5905

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes the commissioner of the office of general services to execute and deliver a release to the city of Oneonta with respect to certain lands

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Jun 11, 2012 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 08, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 07, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 02, 2012 1st report cal.698
Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
Oct 05, 2011 referred to rules

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May 2, 2012 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

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S5905 - Bill Details

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A8685
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Otsego County

S5905 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the commissioner of the office of general services to execute and deliver a release to the city of Oneonta with respect to certain lands to extinguish reversionary language relating to property which contains a municipal recreation building.

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BILL NUMBER:S5905

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to authorize
the commissioner of the office of general services to execute and
deliver a release to the city of Oneonta with respect to certain lands

PURPOSE:
To release the city of Oneonta from the state of New York's
restriction of use of a certain parcel of land.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one - establishes a release reversion clause, authorizing the
release of land obtained by the city of Oneonta in 2004. Such release
extinguishes the reversionary interest of the state of New York and
does not restrict the lawful use of the property by the city of
Oneonta.

Section two - provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
This bill comes as a home rule request from the City of Oneonta. The
city obtained the former New York State Armory in 2004 from the State
of New York, now known as the municipal recreation building. The
state retained a clause which limited the use of the property to
"recreational purposes," and if the property was not used for that
purpose, the title would revert to the state. The city is interested
in other uses or the possible sale of the property. This bill removes
the reversion clause from the letter's patent and removes the city's
limitation of use.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  5905

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             October 5, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to authorize the commissioner of the office of  general  services
  to  execute  and deliver a release to the city of Oneonta with respect
  to certain lands

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

  Section  1.   Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law to the
contrary, the commissioner of the office of general services is  author-
ized  to  execute  and  deliver  a  release  to the city of Oneonta with
respect to land conveyed to the city of Oneonta from the  state  of  New
York by letters patent dated January 28, 2004 and recorded in the Otsego
county  clerk's  office  on  February 18, 2004 in Liber 1034 of Deeds at
Page 336. Such release shall extinguish the reversionary interest of the
state of New York in such land as provided for in such letters patent as
required by section 34 of the public lands law. Such release  shall  not
provide  for  any reservation, limitation or condition of any kind which
would restrict the lawful use of such property by the city  of  Oneonta.
The  commissioner  shall file a copy of the release, along with an offi-
cial copy of this act, with the secretary of state.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13539-01-1

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