senate Bill S6257A

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for leasing of cemetery lands

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Current Bill Status Via A6971 - Signed by Governor


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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 01, 2021 signed chap.200
Jun 24, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 09, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1074
substituted for s6257a
Jun 09, 2021 substituted by a6971
May 24, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 18, 2021 1st report cal.1074
Apr 23, 2021 print number 6257a
Apr 23, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to corporations, authorities and commissions
Apr 19, 2021 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

Votes

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May 18, 2021 - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions committee Vote

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Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee Vote: May 18, 2021

S6257 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6971
Law Section:
Not-for-Profit Corporation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1506-e, N-PC L

S6257 - Summary

Provides for leasing of cemetery lands upon notice to and approval of the cemetery board.

S6257 - Sponsor Memo

S6257 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6257
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
   and Commissions
 
 AN ACT to amend the not-for-profit corporation law, in relation to leas-
   ing cemetery lands
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative  findings  and  declarations.  The  legislature
 finds  and  declares  that  the state has a vital interest in the public
 service that public cemeteries provide and in their  viability  as  not-
 for-profit entities. Many cemeteries face falling demand for traditional
 burial services and other financial pressures. It is therefore necessary
 for  the state to provide greater flexibility for cemeteries to generate
 income to prevent their operational failure  and  abandonment  to  local
 governments  and  impacts on the state fiscal plan, while simultaneously
 protecting the interests of cemetery lot owners and visitors. It  is  in
 the  public  interest  that  cemeteries  with  surplus  land are able to
 receive income from such land for a period of time without altering  the
 purpose  of  public  cemeteries or negatively impacting the operation of
 the cemetery and the use of cemetery land. The following provisions  are
 enacted to grant such cemeteries the ability to lease a portion of their
 land  and  use  the  income  for the maintenance and preservation of the
 cemetery, to ensure that through leasing cemeteries  themselves  do  not
 engage in non-cemetery purposes.
   §  2.  The  not-for-profit  corporation law is amended by adding a new
 section 1506-e to read as follows:
 § 1506-E. LEASE OF CEMETERY LANDS.
   (A) EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION (J) OF THIS SECTION,  NO  CEME-
 TERY  CORPORATION  SHALL LEASE ANY PORTION OF ITS LAND WITHOUT NOTICE TO
 AND APPROVAL OF THE CEMETERY BOARD.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10913-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S6257A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6971
Law Section:
Not-for-Profit Corporation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1506-e, N-PC L

S6257A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for leasing of cemetery lands upon notice to and approval of the cemetery board.

S6257A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6257A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6257--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
   and   Commissions  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the not-for-profit corporation law, in relation to leas-
   ing of cemetery lands
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Legislative  findings  and  declarations. The legislature
 finds and declares that the state has a vital  interest  in  the  public
 service  that  public  cemeteries provide and in their viability as not-
 for-profit entities. Many cemeteries face falling demand for traditional
 burial services and other financial pressures. It is therefore necessary
 for the state to provide greater flexibility for cemeteries to  generate
 income  to  prevent  their  operational failure and abandonment to local
 governments and impacts on the state fiscal plan,  while  simultaneously
 protecting  the  interests of cemetery lot owners and visitors. It is in
 the public interest that  cemeteries  with  surplus  land  are  able  to
 receive  income from such land for a period of time without altering the
 purpose of public cemeteries or negatively impacting  the  operation  of
 the  cemetery and the use of cemetery land. The following provisions are
 enacted to grant such cemeteries the ability to lease a portion of their
 land and use the income for the  maintenance  and  preservation  of  the
 cemetery,  to  ensure  that through leasing cemeteries themselves do not
 engage in non-cemetery activity, and to protect the public  interest  in
 land dedicated to cemetery purposes.
   §  2.  The  not-for-profit  corporation law is amended by adding a new
 section 1506-e to read as follows:
 § 1506-E. LEASE OF CEMETERY LANDS.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10913-02-1

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