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|Jan 09, 2013||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S995
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S995 - Details
S995 - Summary
Authorizes state residents to gather fallen timber from the floor of the state forest preserve when such timber is within 50 feet of the center line of a public highway.
S995 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S995 TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 14 of the constitution, in relation to the gathering of fallen timber from the lands of the state forest preserve PURPOSE: To permit the taking of fallen timber from the forest preserve lands along the side of public highways. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1- Amends section 1 of article 14 of the constitution to allow residents of the state to gather fallen timber lying on the forest floor on state-owned lands when such timber is within fifty feet of the center line of a public highway, except lands the commissioner of environmental conservation may designate by rule and regulation where such gathering shall be prohibited. Every person gathering fallen timber pursuant to the provisions of this subdivision shall do so at his or her own risk without disturbing the surrounding vegetation. EXISTING LAW: The State Constitution prohibits the selling, removal or destruction
S995 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 995 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 14 of the constitution, in relation to the gathering of fallen timber from the lands of the state forest preserve 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. A. 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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