senate Bill S8859

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Authorizes the state university of New York at Farmingdale to lease certain lands to the Farmingdale state development corporation

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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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view actions (14)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 17, 2022 signed chap.538
Aug 05, 2022 delivered to governor
May 31, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.489
substituted for a9980
May 25, 2022 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 16, 2022 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2022 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2022 1st report cal.1248
Apr 27, 2022 reference changed to higher education
Apr 25, 2022 referred to education

S8859 (ACTIVE) - Details

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S8859 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes state University Trustees, without any public bidding, to lease and otherwise contract to make available to Farmingdale state development corporation, a not-for-profit corporation, a portion of the lands of the university for the purpose of developing, constructing, maintaining and operating a multi-purpose athletic facility to support the provision of athletic tournaments, camps, clinics and other opportunities for Farmingdale students and local community residents; provides such lease shall be a term of thirty years; makes related provisions.

S8859 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8859 (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
                              April 25, 2022
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BROOKS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Education
 AN ACT in relation to authorizing the state university of  New  York  at
   Farmingdale  to  lease certain lands to the Farmingdale state develop-
   ment corporation
   Section  1. Legislative findings. The legislature finds that the state
 university of New York  at  Farmingdale  ("Farmingdale")  seeks  to  use
 approximately 16 acres of underutilized land on Farmingdale's campus for
 the purpose of the creation of multiple lacrosse and multi-sport athlet-
 ic  fields.  One  of the nation's leading youth sports tournament firms,
 has indicated a desire to develop these parcels at  the  firm's  expense
 which  would  present an opportunity to generate significant revenue for
 Farmingdale and offers the unique prospect of  rendering  Farmingdale  a
 desired destination for athletic tournaments, camps and clinics.
   The  legislature further finds that the location and operation of this
 facility  would  provide  opportunities   for   students   enrolled   in
 Farmingdale's Sports Management Program to participate in applied learn-
 ing and receive direct, hands-on access to myriad aspects of this indus-
   The  legislature  further finds that Farmingdale is ideally suited for
 such a successful venture, with proximity along the border of Nassau and
 Suffolk counties known as the Route 110 corridor;  Farmingdale  controls
 and  maintains  vacant  land  throughout  the  corridor  and  in several
 locations  on  its  campus.  This  partnership  opportunity  will  raise
 Farmingdale's  campus profile, diversify its revenue stream and position
 Farmingdale as a prominent member of the Long Island economy.  Moreover,
 this  partnership  opportunity  fulfills  a  necessary  and vital public
   Finally, the legislature finds that granting the trustees of the State
 University of New York the authority and power to  lease  and  otherwise
 contract  to  make available grounds and facilities of the campus of the
 State University of New York at Farmingdale will  ensure  such  activity
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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