senate Bill S974

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes counties to lease county land for natural gas exploration, development and production for 5 years or as long as gas is produced

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
May 01, 2013 committee discharged and committed to environmental conservation
Jan 09, 2013 referred to local government

S974 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6097
Law Section:
County Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §215, County L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3137A, A7300A
2009-2010: S6325, A9727

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

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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