senate Bill S7617

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires the development, adoption and implementation of a master plan for the Nissequogue River State Park

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Jan 31, 2020 referred to local government

S7617 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Senate Local Government
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S7617 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the development, adoption and implementation of a master plan for the Nissequogue River State Park.

S7617 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7617 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            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


  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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