Bill S4128-2015

Extends the time period for the conveyance of lands for the establishment of the Gateway National Recreation Area until May 1, 2017

Extends the time period for the conveyance of lands for the establishment of the Gateway National Recreation Area until May 1, 2017.

Details

Actions

  • May 12, 2015: referred to cities
  • May 12, 2015: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 12, 2015: PASSED SENATE
  • Apr 23, 2015: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Apr 22, 2015: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 21, 2015: 1ST REPORT CAL.326
  • Mar 2, 2015: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Local Government - Apr 21, 2015
Ayes (9): Marchione, Boyle, Murphy, Ortt, Ritchie, Valesky, Panepinto, Hoylman, Latimer

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4128

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, 2017.

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:

2013: CHAPTER 493

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 4128 A. 5614 2015-2016 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y March 2, 2015 ___________
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 493 of the laws of 2013, 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, [2015] 2017. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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