senate Bill S8807

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for the exchange of lands in the state forest preserve

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 13, 2022 opinion referred to judiciary
Apr 29, 2022 to attorney-general for opinion
Apr 19, 2022 referred to judiciary

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S8807 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 14 §1, Constn

S8807 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the exchange of lands in the state forest preserve located on Cathead Mountain in the southern Adirondacks.

S8807 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8807 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8807
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 19, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BROOKS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
 
             CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
 
 proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 14 of the constitution in
   relation to the exchange of lands in the state forest preserve
 
   Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 1 of  arti-
 cle  14 of the constitution be amended by adding a new closing paragraph
 to read as follows:
   NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING PROVISIONS, TO INCREASE THE  ACREAGE  OF
 FOREST PRESERVE LAND LOCATED ON CATHEAD MOUNTAIN IN THE SOUTHERN ADIRON-
 DACKS,  TO ENHANCE PUBLIC RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES BY REOPENING TO THE
 PUBLIC  A HISTORIC FIRE TOWER LOCATED ON THE SUMMIT OF SUCH MOUNTAIN AND
 PROVIDING  PUBLIC ACCESS TO SUCH TOWER, TO PROVIDE FOR THE  CONSERVATION
 OF  PRIVATE  LAND  LOCATED ON SUCH MOUNTAIN, AND TO RESOLVE LONGSTANDING
 PUBLIC HEALTH  AND  SAFETY  CONCERNS  IN  THE  SOUTHERN  ADIRONDACKS  BY
 ADDRESSING  THE  NEED  FOR RELIABLE EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT ON
 THE SUMMIT OF SUCH MOUNTAIN, A LAND EXCHANGE IS AUTHORIZED  BETWEEN  THE
 STATE,  THE  HATCHBROOK SPORTSMEN CLUB, INC., THE THOMAS GANG, INC., AND
 THE COUNTY OF HAMILTON WHEREBY THE HATCHBROOK SPORTSMEN CLUB,  INC.  MAY
 CONVEY TO THE STATE FOR INCORPORATION INTO THE FOREST PRESERVE LOTS 122,
 165,  AND 172 BENSON TRACT, TOWN OF BENSON, COUNTY OF HAMILTON, TOTALING
 APPROXIMATELY FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTY ACRES OF TRUE FOREST LAND, MAY  CONVEY
 TO  THE STATE AN EASEMENT FOR HIKING TRAILS ACROSS LOTS 122, 165 AND 166
 OF SUCH TRACT TO PROVIDE PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE FIRE TOWER LOCATED ON  THE
 SUMMIT OF SUCH MOUNTAIN, MAY CONVEY TO THE STATE A CONSERVATION EASEMENT
 AND  A  RIGHT  OF  FIRST  REFUSAL OVER LOT 166 OF SUCH TRACT, MAY CONVEY
 EASEMENTS OVER LOT 166 OF SUCH TRACT TO THE COUNTY OF HAMILTON  AND  THE
 STATE  FOR  THE  CONSTRUCTION  AND  MAINTENANCE OF A TOWER FOR EMERGENCY
 COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT IN LOT 166 OF SUCH TRACT, AND MAY CONVEY TO THE
 COUNTY OF HAMILTON AND THE STATE AN EASEMENT OVER LOT 166 OF SUCH  TRACT
 FOR A UTILITY LINE TO BRING POWER TO SUCH TOWER AND EQUIPMENT AND A ROAD
 FOR  MOTORIZED  ACCESS TO SUCH TOWER AND EQUIPMENT, AND THE THOMAS GANG,
 INC.  MAY CONVEY TO THE STATE AN EASEMENT FOR A HIKING TRAIL ACROSS  LOT
 113  OF SUCH TRACT TO PROVIDE PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE FIRE TOWER LOCATED ON
 THE SUMMIT OF SUCH MOUNTAIN, MAY CONVEY  TO  THE  STATE  A  CONSERVATION
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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