senate Bill S1012

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "Adirondack sportsmen's club preservation act"

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to finance

S1012 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §92-s, St Fin L; amd §§54-0301 & 54-0303, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2487
2009-2010: S4789

S1012 - 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.

S1012 - Sponsor Memo

S1012 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

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-

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


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