assembly Bill A1629

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes the state to convey certain forest preserve land

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 14, 2020 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 17, 2020 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 08, 2020 referred to environmental conservation
Mar 01, 2019 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 18, 2019 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 16, 2019 referred to environmental conservation


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A1629 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 14 §1, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S8028
2017-2018: A5739, S2041
2021-2022: A794, S5333

A1629 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the state to convey certain forest preserve land; such sale shall be subject to legislative approval and the proceeds of such conveyance shall be used for acquisitions to the forest preserve.

A1629 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2019

Introduced  by  M.  of A. JONES, PHEFFER AMATO, STEC, D'URSO, B. MILLER,
  LAWRENCE, MONTESANO, CROUCH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK  --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation


proposing  an  amendment to section 1 of article 14 of the constitution,
  in relation to authorizing the sale of certain  forest  preserve  land
  which was not intended to be included in the forest preserve

  Section  1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 1 of article
14 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  Section 1. The lands of the state, now owned  or  hereafter  acquired,
constituting  the  forest preserve as now fixed by law, shall be forever
kept as wild forest lands. They shall not be leased, sold or  exchanged,
or  be taken by any corporation, public or private, nor shall the timber
thereon be sold, removed or destroyed. Nothing  herein  contained  shall
prevent  the  state  from  constructing,  completing and maintaining any
highway heretofore specifically authorized by constitutional  amendment,
nor  from  constructing and maintaining to federal standards federal aid
interstate highway route five hundred two from a point in  the  vicinity
of  the  city  of  Glens  Falls, thence northerly to the vicinity of the
villages of Lake George and Warrensburg, the hamlets  of  South  Horicon
and  Pottersville  and  thence northerly in a generally straight line on
the west side of Schroon Lake to the vicinity of the hamlet of  Schroon,
then  continuing  northerly  to  the  vicinity of Schroon Falls, Schroon
River and North Hudson, and to the east of Makomis Mountain, east of the
hamlet of New Russia, east of the village of Elizabethtown and  continu-
ing northerly in the vicinity of the hamlet of Towers Forge, and east of
Poke-O-Moonshine  Mountain  and  continuing northerly to the vicinity of
the village of Keeseville and the city of Plattsburgh, all of the afore-
said taking not to exceed a total of three hundred acres of state forest
preserve land, nor from constructing and maintaining not more than twen-
ty-five miles of ski trails thirty to two hundred  feet  wide,  together
with  appurtenances  thereto,  provided  that no more than five miles of

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