Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2016||
referred to environmental conservation
|Jan 13, 2015||
referred to environmental conservation
Senate Bill S1564
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S1564 (ACTIVE) - Details
2015-S1564 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1564 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the granting of utility easements within reforestation areas PURPOSE: To authorize the issuance of a permit to allow for a utility easement over certain real property owned by the state of New York in the town of Orange. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: The commissioner of environmental conservation is authorized to enter into a contract on behalf of the state of New York with the owner of property located in the town of Orange, county of Schuyler, designated as Sugar Hill Reforestation with identification number 72.00-1-10, or the company the owner has or will contract with for electrical power for a utility easement over a reforestation area. Section 2: In order for the commissioner of environmental conservation to issue the permit, he must review the proposed easement for environmental compatibility and determine that there will be no significant impact on the natural environment, wildlife and birds the
2015-S1564 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1564 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 13, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sen. O'MARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the granting of utility easements within reforestation areas THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new section 9-0511 to read as follows: S 9-0511. UTILITY EASEMENTS. THE COMMISSIONER IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO GRANT UTILITY EASEMENTS FOR FAIR MARKET VALUE WITHIN A REFORESTATION AREA FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVID- ING ELECTRICAL POWER TO PERSONS RESIDING WITHIN SUCH AREA. SUCH EASE- MENTS SHALL BE LIMITED TO PLACEMENT WITHIN THE FOOTPRINT OF A PUBLIC ROADWAY. ANY SUCH EASEMENT MAY BE GRANTED UPON APPLICATION BY ANY PERSON RESIDING WITHIN A REFORESTATION AREA, WHERE GRANTING OF SUCH EASEMENT WOULD ALLOW SUCH APPLICANT TO RECEIVE ELECTRICAL POWER. IN MAKING HIS OR HER DETERMINATION WITH RESPECT TO WHETHER OR NOT AN APPLICATION FOR A UTILITY EASEMENT SHALL BE GRANTED, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL CONSIDER: 1. THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMPATIBILITY OF UTILITY POLES AND UTILITY LINES WITH THEIR SURROUNDINGS, INCLUDING THE IMPACT OF SUCH POLES AND LINES ON THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, WILDLIFE AND BIRDS, THE AESTHETICS OF THE REGION AND OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES; AND 2. WHETHER OR NOT THE PUBLIC GOOD SHALL BE SERVED BY GRANTING SUCH EASEMENT. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07418-01-5
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