Bill S2177-2013

Relates to conveyance of lands for the establishment of Gateway National Recreation Area

Extends time period for the conveyance of lands for the establishment of Gateway National Recreation Area until May 1, 2015.

Details

Actions

  • Nov 13, 2013: SIGNED CHAP.493
  • Nov 1, 2013: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 18, 2013: returned to senate
  • Jun 18, 2013: passed assembly
  • Jun 18, 2013: ordered to third reading rules cal.306
  • Jun 18, 2013: substituted for a2297
  • May 29, 2013: referred to cities
  • May 29, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 29, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Mar 7, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 6, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 5, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.165
  • Jan 14, 2013: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Local Government - Mar 5, 2013
Ayes (9): Martins, Ball, Boyle, Marchione, Ritchie, Valesky, Gipson, Latimer, O'Brien

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2177

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 759 of the laws of 1973 relating to the transfer of lands to the United States for the establishment of the Gateway National Recreation Area, in relation to the time period in which lands may be conveyed

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation extends the time period during which lands may be transferred to U.S. for establishment of the Gateway National Recreational Area.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Section 5 of chapter 759 of the laws of 1973 relating to the transfer of lands to the United States for the establishment of the Gateway National Recreational Area, as amended by chapter 85 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: Section 5. All such lands shall be ceded, granted and conveyed to the United States on or before May 1, 2015

JUSTIFICATION: The Gateway National Recreational Area plan is an innovative approach to the creation of urban park space. Gateway will combine recreational facilities with educational programs and an organized effort to attract the population of the entire region which this Federal project will serve.

The process of assembling the scattered properties (situated in three of the City's counties and in New Jersey) which will ultimately comprise Gateway is not yet completed, in part because the plan to create the park has taken into account the need for input from the communities it will adjoin as well as those it will serve. As amended, this legislation would mandate timely applicable community board and borough board notification and review of any future property to be ceded or conveyed as part of Gateway.

In order to permit the Gateway project to take shape at a rate which permits the participation of the parties interested in the area's ultimate success, this bill extends by two years the deadline for transfer of those properties still held by the State and City of New York which are included in the Gateway plan.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2006: S.6536 - Signed Chapter 85 - 2 year extension. This legislation has been introduced and signed into law every two years since 1974. 2008: S6851 referred to cities/A10300 referred to ways and means 2009: A7324 referred to cities/NO SENATE 2010: A7324 Held for consideration in cities/NO SENATE 2011: S.4807 Signed Chapter .570

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 2177 A. 2297 2013-2014 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y January 14, 2013 ___________
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. MALLIOTAKIS, BORELLI -- read once and referred to the Committee on Cities AN ACT to amend chapter 759 of the laws of 1973 relating to the transfer of lands to the United States for the establishment of the Gateway National Recreation Area, in relation to the time period in which lands may be conveyed THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 5 of chapter 759 of the laws of 1973 relating to the transfer of lands to the United States for the establishment of the Gateway National Recreation Area, as amended by chapter 570 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: S 5. All such lands shall be ceded, granted and conveyed to the United States on or before May 1, [2013] 2015. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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