|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to environmental conservation|
|May 01, 2013||committee discharged and committed to environmental conservation|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to local government|
senate Bill S974
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S974 - Details
S974 - Summary
Authorizes counties to lease county land for natural gas exploration, development and production for five years or as long as gas is produced in paying quantities.
S974 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S974 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the county law, in relation to leases for the exploration and drilling for and extraction of natural gas and liquefied natural gas PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to allow non-charter counties to enter into leases for a period exceeding 5 years in order to put them in the same position as charter counties. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: § 1 proposes to amend County Law §215 by adding a new subdivision to allow a board of supervisors or other county legislative body to lease, upon such terms and conditions the board or body shall determine, county land for the purposes of exploration, development and production of natural gas and liquefied natural gas, for not more than five years and, if gas is produced the lease shall continue until the production is no longer being produced in paying quantities. §2 Sets the effective date of the act as immediately. JUSTIFICATION: Currently, §215 of County Law restricts the lease term counties may
S974 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 974 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LIBOUS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to amend the county law, in relation to leases for the explora- tion and drilling for and extraction of natural gas and liquefied natural gas THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 215 of the county law is amended by adding a new subdivision 4-a to read as follows: 4-A. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISIONS THREE AND FOUR OF THIS SECTION, A BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OR OTHER COUNTY LEGISLATIVE BODY MAY LEASE, UPON SUCH TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS THE BOARD OR BODY SHALL DETERMINE, COUNTY LAND FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF NATURAL GAS AND LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS, AS SUCH TERMS ARE DEFINED IN SECTION 23-1705 OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW, FOR NOT MORE THAN FIVE YEARS AND, IF ANY SUCH GAS IS PRODUCED UPON THE COUNTY LAND PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION OF SUCH FIVE YEAR LEASE, THE LEASE SHALL BE EXTENDED FOR AS LONG AS NATURAL GAS OR LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS IS PRODUCED IN PAYING QUANTITIES. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05284-01-3
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