Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 31, 2020||
referred to local government
Senate Bill S7617
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Local Government Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S7617 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S7617 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7617 SPONSOR: FLANAGAN PURPOSE: To statutorily designate certain state-owned land as the Nissequoque River State Park and to develop a master plan. for such property. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 outlines a legislative intent. Section 2 established a definition of "Nissequcgue River State Park" to ensure that both transfers of property from the Kings Park Psychiatric Center in 2000 and 2006 are statutorily protected state parkland. In addition, section 2 requires a master plan be developed for the Nisseq- uogue River State Park property. Section 2 is the effective date. JUSTIFICATION:
2019-S7617 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7617 I N S E N A T E January 31, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT requiring the development, adoption and implementation of a master plan for the Nissequogue River State Park THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds and declares that Kings Park in the town of Smithtown is home to a large parcel of land commonly referred to as the Kings Park Psychiatric Center ("the center"). The center was closed in 1996, and in 2001, 155 acres of the center were designated state parkland, thereby creating the Nissequogue River State Park ("NRSP"). In 2006, an additional 364.68 acres of the center's property was administratively transferred by and between the office of general services, the department of mental hygiene, and the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation. The legislature further finds and declares that the initial 2001 and subsequent 2006 administrative actions taken to establish and then expand the center's property into the eventual NRSP is fully dispositive of the will of the community and of local and state elected officials, while others believe that a statutory codification is preferable. The legislature therefore finds and declares that this legislation is needed to: (a) codify and ensure that the 2001 and 2006 transfers of land from the center to establish the NRSP are protected from adminis- trative changes; and (2) develop a master plan for the NRSP. § 2. (a) For purposes of this section, "Nissequogue River State Park" shall mean the 155-acre portion of the former Kings Park Psychiatric Center property closed in 1996 and then transferred into the New York state park system in 2001, along with the 364.68 acres of former hospi- tal property administratively transferred by an order of the office of general services, dated December 29, 2006 entitled, "In the Matter of the Application of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preser- vation for a transfer of jurisdiction of certain lands located in the Town of Smithtown, County of Suffolk". EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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