senate Bill S8026A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes public utility line and bike paths located within the forest preserve, and establishes land banks within such preserve for public projects

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A10721 - In Assembly Committee


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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 29, 2016 opinion referred to judiciary
Jul 18, 2016 delivered to secretary of state
Jun 29, 2016 to attorney-general for opinion
Jun 17, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1668
substituted for s8026a
Jul 27, 2016 opinion referred to judiciary
Jun 22, 2016 to attorney-general for opinion
Jun 17, 2016 substituted by a10721a
amended on third reading (t) 8026a
Jun 17, 2016 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Jun 09, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1668
Jun 06, 2016 referred to rules

Votes

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Jun 9, 2016 - Rules committee Vote

S8026
22
1
committee
22
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

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S8026 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10721
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 14 §1, add §6, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S2414, A8301

S8026 - Summary

Allows public utility lines and bicycle paths on certain state lands in the forest preserve and establishes a forest preserve health and safety land account.

S8026 - Sponsor Memo

S8026 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8026

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 6, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. LITTLE, AMEDORE, BONACIC, FARLEY, GRIFFO, SEWARD --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the Committee on Rules

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing an amendment to article 14 of the constitution, in relation to
  allowing public utility lines and bicycle paths on certain state lands
  in  the  forest  preserve and establishing a forest preserve land bank
  for public projects

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That article 14  of  the
constitution be amended by adding a new section 6 to read as follows:
  S  6.  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE  PROVISIONS  CONTAINED IN SECTIONS ONE AND
THREE OF THIS ARTICLE:
  1. A. PUBLIC UTILITY LINES MAY BE BURIED OR CO-LOCATED  BY  A  MUNICI-
PALITY OR PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANY WITHIN THE WIDTH OF ANY TOWN HIGHWAY IN
EXISTENCE  ON JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN AND WHICH IS LISTED ON
THE LOCAL HIGHWAY INVENTORY MAINTAINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF  TRANSPORTA-
TION, OR ANY STATE OR COUNTY HIGHWAY, WHERE SUCH HIGHWAY TRAVERSES STATE
LAND  IN  FOREST  PRESERVE  COUNTIES,  AS  DEFINED BY LAW, AND WHICH ARE
SUBJECT TO SECTION ONE OR THREE OF THIS ARTICLE, AND  ESSENTIAL  RELATED
PUBLIC  UTILITY  LINE INFRASTRUCTURE MAY BE LOCATED WITHIN THE WIDTHS OF
SUCH HIGHWAYS, AS DEFINED IN LAW,  AND  CONSISTENT  WITH  STANDARDS  AND
REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN LAW.
  B. BICYCLE PATHS MAY BE CONSTRUCTED AND MAINTAINED IN THE WIDTH OF ANY
TOWN  HIGHWAY  IN  EXISTENCE  ON JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN AND
WHICH IS LISTED ON THE LOCAL HIGHWAY INVENTORY MAINTAINED BY THE DEPART-
MENT OF TRANSPORTATION, OR ANY STATE OR COUNTY HIGHWAY, WHERE SUCH HIGH-
WAY TRAVERSES STATE LAND IN FOREST PRESERVE COUNTIES, AS DEFINED BY LAW,
AND WHICH ARE SUBJECT TO SECTION ONE OR THREE OF THIS ARTICLE,  CONSIST-
ENT WITH STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN LAW.
  2.  THE  STATE  SHALL ESTABLISH AN ADIRONDACK REGIONAL LAND BANK AND A
CATSKILL REGIONAL LAND BANK, WHICH COMBINED SHALL CONSIST  OF  NOT  MORE
THAN  A  TOTAL  OF  SEVEN  HUNDRED  FIFTY ACRES OF STATE LANDS IN FOREST
PRESERVE COUNTIES, AS DEFINED BY LAW AND WHICH ARE OTHERWISE SUBJECT  TO
SECTION  ONE  OR  THREE  OF  THIS ARTICLE. WHERE NO FEASIBLE ALTERNATIVE
EXISTS AND OTHER CRITERIA DEVELOPED BY THE LEGISLATURE ARE SATISFIED,  A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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S8026A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10721
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 14 §1, add §6, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S2414, A8301

S8026A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows public utility lines and bicycle paths on certain state lands in the forest preserve and establishes a forest preserve health and safety land account.

S8026A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8026A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8026--A
    Cal. No. 1668

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 6, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. LITTLE, AMEDORE, BONACIC, FARLEY, GRIFFO, SEWARD --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the  Committee  on  Rules  --  reported favorably from said committee,
  ordered to a third reading, passed by  Senate  and  delivered  to  the
  Assembly,  recalled,  vote  reconsidered,  restored  to third reading,
  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
  third reading

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing an amendment to article 14 of the constitution, in relation to
  allowing public utility lines and bicycle paths on certain state lands
  in  the  forest preserve and establishing a forest preserve health and
  safety land account

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 1 of  arti-
cle 14 of the constitution be amended by adding a new undesignated para-
graph to read as follows:
  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE  FOREGOING  PROVISIONS AND SUBJECT TO LEGISLATIVE
APPROVAL PRIOR TO ACTUAL TRANSFER OF TITLE, A TOTAL OF NO MORE THAN  TWO
HUNDRED FIFTY ACRES OF FOREST PRESERVE LAND SHALL BE USED FOR THE ESTAB-
LISHMENT  OF  A HEALTH AND SAFETY LAND ACCOUNT. WHERE NO VIABLE ALTERNA-
TIVE EXISTS AND OTHER CRITERIA DEVELOPED BY THE LEGISLATURE  ARE  SATIS-
FIED,  A  TOWN,  VILLAGE  OR  COUNTY  MAY  APPLY,  PURSUANT TO A PROCESS
DETERMINED BY THE LEGISLATURE, TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY LAND ACCOUNT FOR
PROJECTS LIMITED TO:  ADDRESS BRIDGE HAZARDS OR SAFETY ON  COUNTY  HIGH-
WAYS, AND TOWN HIGHWAYS LISTED ON THE LOCAL HIGHWAY INVENTORY MAINTAINED
BY  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  TRANSPORTATION,  DEDICATED, AND IN EXISTENCE ON
JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, AND ANNUALLY PLOWED  AND  REGULARLY
MAINTAINED; ELIMINATION OF THE HAZARDS OF DANGEROUS CURVES AND GRADES ON
COUNTY HIGHWAYS, AND TOWN HIGHWAYS LISTED ON THE LOCAL HIGHWAY INVENTORY
MAINTAINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, DEDICATED, AND IN EXIST-
ENCE  ON  JANUARY  FIRST,  TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, AND ANNUALLY PLOWED AND
REGULARLY MAINTAINED; RELOCATION AND RECONSTRUCTION AND  MAINTENANCE  OF
COUNTY HIGHWAYS, AND TOWN HIGHWAYS LISTED ON THE LOCAL HIGHWAY INVENTORY
MAINTAINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, DEDICATED, AND IN EXIST-
ENCE  ON  JANUARY  FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND FIFTEEN AND ANNUALLY PLOWED AND
REGULARLY MAINTAINED, PROVIDED FURTHER THAT NO SINGLE RELOCATED  PORTION

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