senate Bill S4689

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the legislature to settle the land dispute between the state and private parties in township 40, Totten and Crossfield Purchase in Long Lake (Second Passage)

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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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view actions (14)
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.474
substituted for a7684
Jun 12, 2013 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 11, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.1283
reported and committed to rules
May 29, 2013 reported and committed to finance
May 06, 2013 opinion referred to judiciary
Apr 19, 2013 to attorney-general for opinion
Apr 18, 2013 referred to judiciary


S4689 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 14 §1, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7660, A10642

S4689 - Summary

Authorizes the legislature to settle the land dispute between the state and private parties in township 40, Totten and Crossfield Purchase in the town of Long Lake, county of Hamilton, such lands being in the state forest preserve (second passage).

S4689 - Sponsor Memo

S4689 - 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  Sens.  LITTLE, FARLEY -- 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  disputed title in township 40, Totten and Crossfield
  Purchase, in the town of Long Lake, Hamilton county

  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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