senate Bill S1218

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits the lease of state forests, wildlife management areas and unique areas for the purpose of gas production

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.


view actions (2)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 09, 2015 referred to environmental conservation


S1218 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §23-1101, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A9408
2013-2014: S6220, A6106
2017-2018: S3440, A5021
2019-2020: S3569, A4167
2021-2022: S1421, A4242
2023-2024: S724, A4003

S1218 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the lease of state forests, wildlife management areas and unique areas for the purpose of gas production.

S1218 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1218 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2015

Introduced  by  Sen. SERRANO -- 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
  prohibiting  the lease of state forests, wildlife management areas and
  unique areas for gas production


  Section  1.  Paragraph  a  of  subdivision 1 of section 23-1101 of the
environmental conservation law, as added by chapter 722 of the  laws  of
1977, is amended to read as follows:
  a.  The  exploration, development and production of gas in state-owned
lands, except state  park  lands,  STATE  FORESTS,  WILDLIFE  MANAGEMENT
AREAS,  UNIQUE  AREAS, and the lands under the waters of Lake Ontario or
along its shoreline; and
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


Open Legislation is a forum for New York State legislation. All comments are subject to review and community moderation is encouraged.

Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity, hate or toxic speech; or that link to sites outside of the domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Attempts to intimidate and silence contributors or deliberately deceive the public, including excessive or extraneous posting/posts, or coordinated activity, are prohibited and may result in the temporary or permanent banning of the user. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday. By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.