senate Bill S6494

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for the protection of parkland by petition and referendum

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    • Passed Assembly
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
May 08, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 07, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 02, 2012 1st report cal.695
Feb 16, 2012 referred to local government

Votes

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May 2, 2012 - Local Government committee Vote

S6494
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Local Government Committee Vote: May 2, 2012

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S6494 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10145
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19-C ยง995, Gen Muni L

S6494 - Summary

Provides for the protection of parkland by petition and referendum.

S6494 - Sponsor Memo

S6494 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6494

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 16, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MARTINS,  OPPENHEIMER  --  read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Local
  Government

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  general  municipal law, in relation to parkland
  protection

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

  Section  1. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new arti-
cle 19-C to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 19-C
                           PARKLAND PROTECTION
SECTION 995. PRESERVATION OF PARKLAND BY PETITION AND REFERENDUM.
  S 995. PRESERVATION OF PARKLAND BY PETITION AND REFERENDUM.    A.  THE
RESIDENTS OF ANY TOWN, CITY, VILLAGE OR COUNTY, MAY CIRCULATE A PETITION
TO  PROVIDE  FOR  THE  DEDICATION OF A PARCEL OF PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN
SUCH TOWN, CITY, VILLAGE OR COUNTY  AS  PARKLAND.  SUCH  PETITION  SHALL
PROVIDE  AN  EXACT  LEGAL  DESCRIPTION  OF  THE PROPERTY, WHICH SHALL BE
EITHER PROPERTY OWNED BY THE TOWN, CITY, VILLAGE OR COUNTY, OR  PROPERTY
OWNED  BY  A PERSON OR CORPORATION WHERE THE OWNER OR AUTHORIZED OFFICER
OF WHICH HAS MADE A SWORN AUTHORIZATION CONSENTING TO HAVE  SUCH  PARCEL
OF  PROPERTY CONVERTED EXCLUSIVELY AND PERMANENTLY TO PARKLAND PURPOSES.
THE COMPLETE LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF SUCH PARCEL, WHICH SHALL BE DESIGNATED
ON THE PETITION AS "LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PARKLAND TO BE PRESERVED" SHALL
BE PRINTED ON THE PETITION UNDER THE TITLE: "PETITION  FOR  PRESERVATION
OF PARKLAND BY PRESERVATION OF PARKLAND BY REFERENDUM."
  B. IF THE PARCEL THAT IS SUBJECT OF THE PETITION IS OWNED BY:
  1.  THE  TOWN,  THEN THE PETITION MUST BE CIRCULATED IN THE TOWN, WITH
ONLY ENROLLED VOTERS OF THE TOWN BEING ELIGIBLE TO SIGN THE PETITION;
  2. THE CITY, THEN THE PETITION MUST BE CIRCULATED IN  THE  CITY,  WITH
ONLY ENROLLED VOTERS OF THE CITY BEING ELIGIBLE TO SIGN THE PETITION;
  3.  THE  VILLAGE, THEN THE PETITION MUST BE CIRCULATED IN THE VILLAGE,
WITH ONLY ENROLLED VOTERS OF THE VILLAGE  BEING  ELIGIBLE  TO  SIGN  THE
PETITION;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14221-02-2

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