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SECTION 31
Fair grounds
Agriculture & Markets (AGM) CHAPTER 69, ARTICLE 2-A
§ 31. Fair grounds. The property described in the conveyance to the
state by the New York state agricultural society of its property in the
town of Geddes, Onondaga County, New York, by deed dated July
twenty-eight, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, and recorded in the
office of the comptroller and any other property heretofore or hereafter
acquired by the state for state fair purposes shall be under the
management and control of the department, and it may, from time to time,
make rules and provide for the care, preservation and improvement
thereof. When the exhibition buildings and facilities are not in use for
state fair purposes, the commissioner of agriculture and markets may
manage and lease such exhibition buildings and facilities and may lease
space in such buildings, and may execute contracts in relation to such
rentals and fix, impose and collect rentals and license fees therefor.
All rental and license fees and such other income as may be provided by
the leasing of such buildings, space and facilities shall be considered
moneys payable to the state on account of said fair in accordance with
the provisions of section thirty-one-c of this article. The commissioner
of agriculture and markets may convey to the industrial exhibit
authority certain real property in the town of Geddes, Onondaga county,
New York, as heretofore or hereafter acquired by the state for state
fair purposes. The commissioner is authorized to execute and file in the
Onondaga county clerk's office an instrument in writing defining
specifically the plot or plots of land transferred to the industrial
exhibit authority pursuant to this section provided, however, that such
plot or plots of land shall be no more than is sufficient to accomplish
the purposes described in the instrument. When such written instrument
is so filed it shall vest the authority with the title to the real
property defined therein provided, however, that nothing herein shall
prevent the industrial exhibit authority from transferring back to the
state and vesting title in the state for state fair purposes under the
management and control of the department of agriculture and markets any
land which the authority heretofore received as state fair land or any
state fair land which the authority may hereafter receive pursuant to
this section. In the event that the industrial exhibit authority shall
be abolished or for any reason cease to exist the title to all lands
held by the authority which were formerly state fair lands shall revert
to the state for state fair purposes under the management and control of
the department of agriculture and markets. All conveyances heretofore
made between the commissioner of agriculture and markets and the
industrial exhibit authority are hereby confirmed and recognized as
valid and sufficient to convey good title.

The maintenance and repair of the improved roads on said property
shall however be under the direct supervision and control of the
superintendent of public works who is hereby authorized and directed to
maintain and repair the same, and the cost of such maintenance and
repair shall be paid out of any funds available for the maintenance,
repair and reconstruction of improved state highways.