Directs the commissioner of the office of parks, recreation, and historic preservation to take certain land through the use of eminent domain.
BILL NUMBER: S1080
TITLE OF BILL : An act requiring the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation to take a parcel of land through the eminent domain procedure
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : Directs the Commissioner of the Office of Parks, Recreation, and historic preservation to take certain land by the use of eminent domain.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1: Legislative findings, Location of site Section 2: Effective Date
JUSTIFICATION : This legislation is needed to advance a planned East River waterfront park that has been stalled for years by the proponents of a proposed gas fired electric power plant. Through the manipulation of the siting process and via perverse legal tactics, the power plant applicant has hindered the release of a final decision by the Public Service Siting Board for well beyond a reasonable time. This is a park that NYC has planned and zoned for - with the approval of all electoral and governmental entities. It is time for the State to be directed take a bold move to advance the achievement of this park.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : S.6536 of 2007 Referred to Rules S.9545 of 2007 Referred to Judiciary A.6536 of 2008 Referred to Judiciary A.9545 of 2008 Referred to Judiciary
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : Undetermined.
EFFECTIVE DATE : Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1080 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 26, 2009 ___________Introduced by Sens. DILAN, DIAZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT requiring the office of parks, recreation and historic preserva- tion to take a parcel of land through the eminent domain procedure THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The legislature hereby finds that it is necessary for a public purpose to procure certain property within the city of New York. To that extent, the commissioner of the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation is hereby directed to take, through the use of the eminent domain procedure as established under the eminent domain proce- dure law, the parcel located between North 12th Street and North 14th Street and between the East River Waterfront and Kent Street, commonly known as 1 North 12th Street, Brooklyn. Such parcel is designated on the tax maps of such borough as block 2277, lot 1 and constitutes approxi- mately 8.4 acres. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05059-01-9