senate Bill S6847

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the Peconic Bay region community preservation fund

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 08, 2021 signed chap.478
Sep 28, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 10, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.728
substituted for a7647
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 07, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1577
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 19, 2021 referred to local government

S6847 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Town Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §64-e, Town L

S6847 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the Peconic Bay region community preservation fund; includes the preservation of historic property; permits adaptive reuse of such properties that is consistent with the historic character of the property, while maximizing public use to the maximum extent practicable; makes related provisions.

S6847 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6847 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
     S. 6847                                                  A. 7647
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                       S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y
                               May 19, 2021
 IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. PALUMBO -- read twice and ordered print-
   ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern-
 IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred
   to the Committee on Local Governments

 AN ACT to amend the town law, in relation  to  the  Peconic  Bay  region
   community  preservation fund; and providing for the  repeal of certain
   provisions upon expiration thereof
   Section  1.  Subdivisions 5, 9 and 10 of section 64-e of the town law,
 as amended by chapter 551 of the laws of 2015, are amended  to  read  as
   5.  The  town  board  of  any town in the Peconic Bay region which has
 established a community preservation fund shall create an advisory board
 to review and make recommendations on proposed acquisitions of interests
 in real property or water quality improvement projects using monies from
 the fund. Such board shall consist of five or seven legal  residents  of
 the  municipality who shall serve without compensation. No member of the
 local legislative body shall serve on  the  board.  A  majority  of  the
 members  of  the board shall have demonstrated experience with conserva-
 tion and land  preservation  activities  or  water  quality  improvement
 activities,  OR HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACTIVITIES. The board shall act in
 an advisory capacity to the town board. At least one member of the board
 shall be an active farmer.
   9. Lands acquired pursuant to this section shall be  administered  and
 managed  in  a  manner  which  (a)  allows public use and enjoyment in a
 manner compatible with the natural,  scenic,  historic  and  open  space
 character  of  such lands; (b) preserves the native biological diversity
 of such lands; (c) with regard to open spaces,  limits  improvements  to
 enhancing  access  for  passive use of such lands such as nature trails,
 boardwalks, bicycle paths, and peripheral parking  areas  provided  that
 such  improvements  do  not  degrade the ecological value of the land or


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