senate Bill S3030

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Amends the constitution to convey land to Debar Pond Institute Inc. in order to facilitate the preservation of historic buildings

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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view actions (4)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 13, 2023 notice of committee consideration - requested
Feb 23, 2023 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 30, 2023 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 26, 2023 referred to judiciary

S3030 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 14 §1, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S7868, A7535

S3030 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Amends the constitution to convey land to Debar Pond Institute, Inc. in order to facilitate the preservation of historic buildings.

S3030 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3030 (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 26, 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 conveying land to Debar Pond Institute Inc.  in order
   to facilitate the preservation of historic buildings
   Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 1 of  arti-
 cle 14 of the constitution be amended 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
 such  trails  shall be in excess of one hundred twenty feet wide, on the
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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