senate Bill S4688

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the state to engage in a land exchange with NYCO Minerals, Inc. relating to certain land in the town of Lewis, county of Essex, within the forest preserve (second passage)

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view actions (13)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 27, 2013 delivered to secretary of state
Jun 19, 2013 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.488
substituted for a7974
Jun 11, 2013 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 10, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.1201
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 06, 2013 opinion referred to judiciary
Apr 19, 2013 to attorney-general for opinion
Apr 18, 2013 referred to judiciary

S4688 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 14 ยง1, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7654, A10641

S4688 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the state to engage in a land exchange with NYCO Minerals, Inc. relating to certain land in the town of Lewis, county of Essex, within the state forest preserve (second passage).

S4688 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4688 (ACTIVE) - 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

                             April 18, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary


proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 14 of  the  constitution,
  in relation to a land exchange, in the state forest preserve with NYCO
  Minerals, Inc.

  Section  1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 1 of arti-
cle 14 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  Section 1. The lands of the state, now owned  or  hereafter  acquired,
constituting  the  forest preserve as now fixed by law, shall be forever
kept as wild forest lands. They shall not be leased, sold or  exchanged,
or  be taken by any corporation, public or private, nor shall the timber
thereon be sold, removed or destroyed. Nothing  herein  contained  shall
prevent  the  state  from  constructing,  completing and maintaining any
highway heretofore specifically authorized by constitutional  amendment,
nor  from  constructing and maintaining to federal standards federal aid
interstate highway route five hundred two from a point in  the  vicinity
of  the  city  of  Glens  Falls, thence northerly to the vicinity of the
villages of Lake George and Warrensburg, the hamlets  of  South  Horicon
and  Pottersville  and  thence northerly in a generally straight line on
the west side of Schroon Lake to the vicinity of the hamlet of  Schroon,
then  continuing  northerly  to  the  vicinity of Schroon Falls, Schroon
River and North Hudson, and to the east of Makomis Mountain, east of the
hamlet of New Russia, east of the village of Elizabethtown and  continu-
ing northerly in the vicinity of the hamlet of Towers Forge, and east of
Poke-O-Moonshine  Mountain  and  continuing northerly to the vicinity of
the village of Keeseville and the city of Plattsburgh, all of the afore-
said taking not to exceed a total of three hundred acres of state forest
preserve land, nor from constructing and maintaining not more than twen-
ty-five miles of ski trails thirty to two hundred  feet  wide,  together
with  appurtenances  thereto,  provided  that no more than five miles of
such trails shall be in excess of one hundred twenty feet wide,  on  the

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


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