senate Bill S8027

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts legislation to implement a constitutional amendment authorizing the placement of public utility line and bike paths in the forest preserve and establishing land banks

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 14, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 08, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.1595
Jun 06, 2016 referred to rules

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S8027 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §9-0309, En Con L; amd §97-e, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S2608

S8027 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts legislation implementing the provisions of a constitutional amendment authorizing public utility lines and bike paths to be located within the forest preserve, and establishes land banks within such preserve for public projects.

S8027 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8027 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8027

                            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

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law and the state finance
  law, in relation to the regional land banks for projects on state land
  in the forest preserve

  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 9-0309 to read as follows:
S 9-0309. USE  OF  CERTAIN  STATE  LANDS IN FOREST PRESERVE COUNTIES FOR
            PUBLIC UTILITIES AND REGIONAL LAND  BANKS  FOR  PROJECTS  ON
            STATE LANDS.
  1. DEFINITIONS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  A.   "ENVIRONMENTAL   INFRASTRUCTURE"   MEANS   FIRE   HYDRANTS,  FIRE
SUPPRESSION LINES AND STORMWATER MANAGEMENT STRUCTURES.
  B. "HIGHWAY" MEANS A TOWN HIGHWAY, AS DEFINED  IN  PARAGRAPH  FIVE  OF
SECTION  THREE  OF  THE  HIGHWAY LAW, IN EXISTENCE ON JANUARY FIRST, TWO
THOUSAND FIFTEEN AND WHICH IS LISTED  ON  THE  LOCAL  HIGHWAY  INVENTORY
MAINTAINED  BY  THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, OR A STATE HIGHWAY, AS
DEFINED IN SUBDIVISIONS ONE, TWO AND THREE OF SECTION THREE OF THE HIGH-
WAY LAW, OR A COUNTY ROAD, AS DEFINED IN  SUBDIVISION  FOUR  OF  SECTION
THREE OF THE HIGHWAY LAW.
  C. "PROJECT SPONSOR" MEANS A TOWN, A COUNTY, A PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANY,
A  PUBLIC WATER SUPPLIER OR, FOR PURPOSES OF A BICYCLE PATH, THE DEPART-
MENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
  D. "PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANY" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS  SUCH  TERM
IS DEFINED IN SECTION TWO OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE LAW, AND FOR PURPOSES OF
PUBLIC  UTILITY  LINE PROJECTS, AS DEFINED IN SUBPARAGRAPH FOUR OF PARA-
GRAPH E OF THIS SUBDIVISION, SHALL INCLUDE A PUBLIC  WATER  SUPPLIER,  A
TOWN OR A COUNTY.
  E. "PUBLIC UTILITY LINE" MEANS:
  (1)  A LINE THAT CONVEYS, TRANSPORTS OR DISTRIBUTES STEAM OR ELECTRIC-
ITY FOR LIGHT, HEAT OR POWER;

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

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