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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to corporations, authorities and commissions|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to corporations, authorities and commissions|
senate Bill S1244
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S1244 - Details
S1244 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1244 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in relation to blighted property and blighted areas; and to repeal certain provisions of such act relating thereto PURPOSE: To provide an objective, measurable standard for determining whether a property, group of properties or an area is "blighted" in the context of the exercise of eminent domain. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends Section 2 of the Urban Development Corporation Act ("UDC") to update the purpose of the UDC to include such important public policies as consideration for the environment, comprehensive planning and concern for those individuals and businesses displaced by redevelopment. Section 2 amends Section (3)(12) to repeal the existing definition of "substandard and insanitary" and replace it with an objective definition of blight. A property or group of properties would be found to be blighted only if they met certain detailed criteria of deterioration. Further, in order for an area to be found to be
S1244 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1244 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. PERKINS, AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions AN ACT to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in relation to blighted property and blighted areas; and to repeal certain provisions of such act relating thereto THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2 of section 1 of chapter 174 of the laws of 1968, constituting the New York state urban development corporation act, the ninth undesignated paragraph as added by chapter 280 of the laws of 1984 and the tenth undesignated paragraph as amended by chapter 747 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: S 2. Statement of legislative findings and purposes. It is hereby found and declared that there exists in [urban] SOME areas of this state a condition of substantial and persistent unemployment and underemploy- ment which causes hardship to many individuals and families, wastes vital human resources, increases the public assistance burdens of the state and municipalities, impairs the security of family life, contrib- utes to the growth of crime and delinquency, prevents many of our youth from finishing their [educations] EDUCATION, impedes the economic and physical development of municipalities and adversely affects the welfare and prosperity of all the people of the state. [Many existing indus- trial, manufacturing and commercial facilities in such urban areas are obsolete and inefficient, dilapidated, and without adequate mass trans- portation facilities and public services. Many of such facilities are underutilized or in the process of being vacated, creating additional unemployment. Technological advances and the provision of modern, effi- cient facilities in other states will speed the obsolescence and aban- donment of existing facilities causing serious injury to the economy of EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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