senate Bill S7501

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Directs the department of environmental conservation to lease the Rogers environmental education center to the Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center, Inc. for not less than 40 years

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 14, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 08, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.1583
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 05, 2016 referred to environmental conservation

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S7501 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10077
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3-0301, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A4633

S7501 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the department of environmental conservation to lease the Rogers environmental education center to the Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center, Inc. for a term of not less than 40 years.

S7501 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7501 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7501

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 5, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. SEWARD, VALESKY -- 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
  providing for the lease of the Rogers environmental  education  center
  in the town of Sherburne, county of Chenango, to the Friends of Rogers
  Environmental  Education Center, Inc., and providing for certain terms
  of such lease

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section  3-0301  of the environmental conservation law is
amended by adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
  6. THE DEPARTMENT, BY AND THROUGH THE COMMISSIONER, SHALL, IN ADDITION
TO ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW AUTHORIZING THE LEASING OF PROPERTY  UNDER
ITS  JURISDICTION,  LEASE  THE LAND, AND THE   BUILDINGS, STRUCTURES AND
IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, CONSTITUTING THE  ROGERS  ENVIRONMENTAL  EDUCATION
CENTER  IN  THE TOWN OF SHERBURNE, COUNTY OF CHENANGO, TO THE FRIENDS OF
ROGERS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER,  INC.,  A  NOT-FOR-PROFIT  CORPO-
RATION,  FOR  A TERM OF NOT LESS THAN FORTY YEARS FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE
OPERATION OF SUCH CENTER TO PROMOTE THE UNDERSTANDING  OF  ENVIRONMENTAL
CONSERVATION.  SUCH EXTENDED LEASE TERM SHALL BE FOR ASSURING THE LESSEE
OF ADEQUATE PROTECTION AGAINST LOSS OF INVESTMENTS  IN  RENOVATIONS  AND
IMPROVEMENTS  TO,  AND THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE ROGERS ENVI-
RONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER DURING THE TERM  OF  THE  LEASE.  SUCH  LEASE
SHALL  REQUIRE  THE  LESSEE TO OPERATE SUCH CENTER IN A MANNER THAT WILL
ENCOURAGE INVESTMENT BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN MAINTAINING AND  OPERATING
THE  ROGERS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER FOR PUBLIC USE AND ENJOYMENT,
IN FURTHERANCE  OF  ENVIRONMENTAL  EDUCATION  AND  PRESERVATION  OF  THE
NATURAL  RESOURCES OF SUCH CENTER. THE LESSEE SHALL HAVE SOLE DISCRETION
IN DETERMINING WHICH INVESTMENTS BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR, AND THE  PARTIES
MAKING  SUCH  INVESTMENTS  SHALL  BE  ACCEPTED  OR  REJECTED.  THE LEASE
REQUIRED BY THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL AUTHORIZE THE LESSEE  TO  IMPOSE  AND
COLLECT   REASONABLE  USE  FEES  FOR  EVENTS,  PROGRAMS  AND  ACTIVITIES
CONDUCTED BY IT UPON THE GROUNDS OF THE ROGERS  ENVIRONMENTAL  EDUCATION

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

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