senate Bill S1959

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes the state to convey certain forest preserve land

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 13, 2020 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 14, 2020 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 08, 2020 referred to judiciary
Feb 27, 2019 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 07, 2019 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 18, 2019 referred to judiciary

S1959 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate 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: S2041, A5739
2021-2022: S5333, A794

S1959 (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.

S1959 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1959 (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  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2019

Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary


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 Assembly concur), That section 1 of  arti-
cle 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
such  trails  shall be in excess of one hundred twenty feet wide, on the

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


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