|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 20, 2012||referred to environmental conservation|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1399
|Jun 12, 2012||referred to rules|
senate Bill S7659
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7659 - Details
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art 9 Title 19 §§9-1901 - 9-1915, En Con L
S7659 - Summary
Establishes provisions of law, as authorized by a proposed constitutional amendment, providing for the settlement of land disputes between the state and private parties with regard to parcels in township 40, Totten and Crossfield Purchase, in the town of Long Lake, county of Hamilton.
S7659 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7659 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to providing for the settlement of a land dispute between the state and private parties with regard to parcels in township 40, Totten and Crossfield Purchase, in the town of Long Lake, county of Hamilton PURPOSE: This bill amends the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) to implement a constitutional amendment authorizing resolution of 100 year old competing claims of title between the State and private parties in Township Forty, Trotten and Crossfield Purchase (Raquette Lake), in the town of Long Lake, Hamilton county (Township Forty.) SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of this bill adds a new Title 19 to Article 9 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL), titled Township Forty Settlement Act. ECL §9-1901 states the legislative purpose and intent of the act. ECL §9-1903 sets forth the definitions of the Act. ECL §9-1905 sets forth the list of disputed parcels in Township 40.
S7659 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7659 I N S E N A T E June 12, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to providing for the settlement of a land dispute between the state and private parties with regard to parcels in township 40, Totten and Crossfield Purchase, in the town of Long Lake, county of Hamilton THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Article 9 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new title 19 to read as follows: TITLE 19 TOWNSHIP FORTY SETTLEMENT ACT SECTION 9-1901. LEGISLATIVE PURPOSE AND INTENT. 9-1903. DEFINITIONS. 9-1905. LIST OF DISPUTED PARCELS. 9-1907. PROCESS FOR CLEARING TITLE. 9-1909. ATTORNEY GENERAL TO FILE SUIT. 9-1911. CONVEYANCES TO THE STATE. 9-1913. ADIRONDACK PARK AGENCY JURISDICTION. 9-1915. NOTICE OF NONPARTICIPATION FORMAT. S 9-1901. LEGISLATIVE PURPOSE AND INTENT. 1. DURING THE LAST ONE HUNDRED YEARS, BOTH THE STATE AND PRIVATE PARTIES HAVE CLAIMED TITLE TO IDENTICAL PORTIONS OF TOWNSHIP FORTY, TOTTEN AND CROSSFIELD PURCHASE, IN THE TOWN OF LONG LAKE, COUNTY OF HAMILTON. INDEED, SOME PRIVATE PARTIES HAVE OCCUPIED AND IMPROVED A NUMBER OF SUCH PARCELS TO WHICH THE STATE CLAIMS TITLE AND, IN MANY CASES, BOTH THE STATE AND PRIVATE PARTIES HAVE PAID TAXES ON SUCH PARCELS. IN THE LAST SEVERAL DECADES, THE STATE AND SOME PRIVATE PARTIES HAVE COMMENCED LITIGATION, AT SIGNIFICANT EXPENSE AND WITH LIMITED SUCCESS, TO ESTABLISH THEIR RESPECTIVE CLAIMS OVER DISPUTED PARCELS. AS A RESULT OF LONGSTANDING CLAIMS TO DISPUTED PARCELS, THE FREE TRANSFER OF THE PARCELS HAS BEEN INHIBITED, THEREBY CREATING ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL HARDSHIP IN TOWNSHIP FORTY WHICH, IN TURN, HAS PREVENTED BOTH STATE AND PRIVATE PARTIES FROM THE FULL USE AND ENJOYMENT OF THE PARCELS. THE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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