senate Bill S4841

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits fracturing and horizontal drilling for natural gas or oil on land operated by the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
Apr 26, 2013 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

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S4841 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5833
Law Section:
Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §13.33, Pks & Rec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A5677
2009-2010: A10641

S4841 - Summary

Prohibits fracturing and horizontal drilling for natural gas or oil on land operated by the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation and within 1 mile thereof.

S4841 - Sponsor Memo

S4841 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4841

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 26, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LATIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
  Parks and Recreation

AN ACT to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law,  in
  relation  to prohibiting fracturing and horizontal drilling to extract
  oil or natural gas from state park, recreation and historic lands

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  parks,  recreation  and historic preservation law is
amended by adding a new section 13.33 to read as follows:
  S 13.33 FRACTURING AND HORIZONTAL DRILLING PROHIBITED. 1.   FRACTURING
OF ANY TYPE, INCLUDING HYDRAULIC FRACTURING OR EXPLOSIVE FRACTURING, FOR
THE EXTRACTION OF NATURAL GAS OR OIL SHALL BE PROHIBITED ON AND/OR UNDER
ALL  REAL  PROPERTY  OVER WHICH THE OFFICE EXERCISES JURISDICTION AND ON
AND/OR UNDER ALL REAL PROPERTY WITHIN ONE MILE OF LAND  OVER  WHICH  THE
OFFICE EXERCISES JURISDICTION.
  2.  HORIZONTAL  DRILLING  SHALL  BE PROHIBITED UNDER ALL REAL PROPERTY
OVER WHICH THE OFFICE EXERCISES JURISDICTION WHERE THE  STATE  OWNS  THE
MINERAL RIGHTS ON OR UNDER SUCH LANDS.
  3. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "HORIZONTAL  DRILLING"  SHALL  MEAN A TECHNIQUE WHEREBY A CENTRAL
VERTICAL WELLBORE IS TURNED UP TO NINETY DEGREES AND GENERALLY  HORIZON-
TALLY DRILLS FOR THE PURPOSE OF NATURAL GAS OR OIL EXTRACTION.
  (B)  "HYDRAULIC  FRACTURING" SHALL MEAN FRACTURING OF ROCK BY MAN-MADE
FLUID-DRIVEN  FRACTURING  TECHNIQUES  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  STIMULATING
NATURAL GAS OR OIL WELL PRODUCTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09502-01-3

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