senate Bill S4477

2013-2014 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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Jan 08, 2014 referred to local government
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
May 21, 2013 starred on calendar
May 20, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 08, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 07, 2013 1st report cal.589
Apr 03, 2013 referred to local government

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May 7, 2013 - Local Government committee Vote

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Local Government Committee Vote: May 7, 2013

S4477 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
Otsego County
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5905

S4477 - 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 certain property.

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BILL NUMBER:S4477

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 Asa Allison 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:

S. 5905/A.8685 (2011-2012). Passed senate. Held in assembly gov't
operations committee

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediate

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

                                  4477

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 3, 2013
                               ___________

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

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.
                                                           LBD06567-01-3

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