senate Bill S6851

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits non-disclosure clauses in leases of real property to be used for hydraulic fracturing

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Mar 19, 2014 referred to judiciary

S6851 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8983
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง222-a, RP L

S6851 - Summary

Prohibits non-disclosure clauses in leases of real property to be used for hydraulic facturing.

S6851 - Sponsor Memo

S6851 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6851

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 19, 2014
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation  to  leases  of  real
  property for the purposes of hydraulic fracturing

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

  Section 1. The real property law is amended by adding  a  new  section
222-a to read as follows:
  S  222-A.  PROPERTY  LEASED  FOR  HYDRAULIC  FRACTURING.  1.   FOR THE
PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "HYDRAULIC FRACTURING" MEANS THE USE OF CHEMI-
CALS, WATER AND OTHER SUBSTANCES INJECTED OR PUMPED INTO A  NATURAL  GAS
WELL TO STIMULATE THE EXTRACTION OF NATURAL GAS.
  2. NO LEASE OF REAL PROPERTY SHALL PROVIDE FOR OR REQUIRE THE NON-DIS-
CLOSURE  OF ANY TERM OR CONDITION THEREOF, WHEN ANY PORTION OF SUCH REAL
PROPERTY IS TO BE USED FOR HYDRAULIC FRACTURING.  EVERY  LEASE  OF  REAL
PROPERTY  USED  FOR SUCH PURPOSES SHALL INCLUDE ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
OF THE USE  OF  THE  REAL  PROPERTY.  EVERY  LEASE  WHICH  VIOLATES  THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE VOID AS CONTRARY TO PUBLIC POLI-
CY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14017-01-4

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