Allows canal corporation to waive fee for work permit for project on canal lands if it adds value to lands at no cost to canal corporation or state.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the powers of the canal corporation
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Allows canal corporation to waive fee for work permit for project on canal lands if it adds value to lands at no cost to canal corporation or state.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Adds a new paragraph (p) to Section 1 of subdivision 7 of section 382 of the public authorities law, as amended by chapter 138 of the laws of 1997.
JUSTIFICATION: This bill is being requested because of several eagle scouts being required to pay a $25 work permit fee for their projects on canal corporation lands. Currently, the Public Authorities Law disallows any waiver, even for individuals and groups involved in the Canal Clean Up Days. This amendment to the law would waive any fee for a work permit which the canal corporation has the power to issue if in its discretion the project which is subject to a work permit would add value to canal lands without any cost to the canal corporation or the state.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.6840 of 2007/2008 S.4888 of 2009/2010
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4912 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 29, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the powers of the canal corporation THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs (n) and (o) of subdivision 7 of section 382 of the public authorities law, as amended by chapter 138 of the laws of 1997, are amended and a new paragraph (p) is added to read as follows: (n) enter on any lands, waters, or premises for the purpose of making borings, soundings, and surveys;
[and](o) accept any gifts or any grant of funds or property from the feder- al government or from the state or any other federal or state public body or political subdivision or any other person and to comply with the terms and conditions thereof [.]; AND (P) WAIVE ANY FEE FOR A WORK PERMIT WHICH IT HAS THE POWER TO ISSUE IF IN ITS DISCRETION THE PROJECT WHICH IS SUBJECT TO A WORK PERMIT WOULD ADD VALUE TO CANAL LANDS WITHOUT ANY COST TO THE CANAL CORPORATION OR THE STATE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01247-01-1