Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 20, 2020
referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Assembly Bill A10835
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-A10835 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-A10835 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 10835 I N A S S E M B L Y July 20, 2020 ___________ Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. D. Rosen- thal) -- read once and referred to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions AN ACT in relation to requiring certain provisions be included in any procurement or agreement prior to disposing of any asset owned, leased or otherwise controlled on or in the immediate vicinity of the Lefferts Boulevard Bridge THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds and declares that the Lefferts Boulevard Bridge is an essential almost 100- year-old structure of historical significance in Kew Gardens, Queens that has been owned by the MTA/Long Island Rail Road since 1925. The bridge has been an integral and essential focal point for community life in Kew Gardens for the past century. The bridge has long served critical and multiple purposes in the community-as a hub of business and culture, and as a pristine example of "Ponte Vecchio" style architecture which is rare and brilliant, particularly in New York City. The structure itself has intrinsically historical significance and currently is under review by the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation for desig- nation on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places Programs. In addition, the bridge is home to a series of longstanding local businesses, many of which have served the community, and contrib- uted substantial revenues to the MTA, for multiple generations, while hard at work in their humble storefronts on top of the bridge. In 2018 the bridge was saved from demolition by an earnest and professional partnership between the MTA, LIRR, the businesses and the concerned community. Stabilization of the structure was undertaken and now reha- bilitation is contemplated yet the metes and bounds are unclear. This legislation will ensure that the character of the singularly important bridge and its footprint are protected and that the bridge-based busi- nesses are given a fair opportunity to continue, post rehabilitation. § 2. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, prior to disposing of any asset owned, leased or otherwise controlled on or in the immediate EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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