senate Bill S27

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Authorizes the state to convey certain forest preserve land

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 15, 2023 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 30, 2023 advanced to third reading
Mar 29, 2023 2nd report cal.
Mar 28, 2023 1st report cal.574
Feb 07, 2023 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 06, 2023 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 04, 2023 referred to judiciary

S27 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 14 §1, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S8028
2017-2018: S2041, A5739
2019-2020: S1959, A1629
2021-2022: S5333, A794

S27 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the state to convey certain forest preserve land; provides such sale shall be subject to legislative approval and the proceeds of such conveyance shall be used for acquisitions to the forest preserve.

S27 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S27 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              January 4, 2023
 Introduced  by  Sen.  STEC  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
 proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 14 of  the  constitution,
   in  relation  to  authorizing the sale of certain forest preserve land
   which was not intended to be included in the forest preserve
   Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 1 of  arti-
 cle 14 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
   Section  1.  The  lands of the state, now owned or hereafter acquired,
 constituting the forest preserve as now fixed by law, shall  be  forever
 kept  as wild forest lands. They shall not be leased, sold or exchanged,
 or be taken by any corporation, public or private, nor shall the  timber
 thereon  be  sold,  removed or destroyed. Nothing herein contained shall
 prevent the state from  constructing,  completing  and  maintaining  any
 highway  heretofore specifically authorized by constitutional amendment,
 nor from constructing and maintaining to federal standards  federal  aid
 interstate  highway  route five hundred two from a point in the vicinity
 of the city of Glens Falls, thence northerly  to  the  vicinity  of  the
 villages  of  Lake  George and Warrensburg, the hamlets of South Horicon
 and Pottersville and thence northerly in a generally  straight  line  on
 the  west side of Schroon Lake to the vicinity of the hamlet of Schroon,
 then continuing northerly to the  vicinity  of  Schroon  Falls,  Schroon
 River and North Hudson, and to the east of Makomis Mountain, east of the
 hamlet  of New Russia, east of the village of Elizabethtown and continu-
 ing northerly in the vicinity of the hamlet of Towers Forge, and east of
 Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain and continuing northerly to  the  vicinity  of
 the village of Keeseville and the city of Plattsburgh, all of the afore-
 said taking not to exceed a total of three hundred acres of state forest
 preserve land, nor from constructing and maintaining not more than twen-
 ty-five  miles  of  ski trails thirty to two hundred feet wide, together
 with appurtenances thereto, provided that no more  than  five  miles  of
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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