Bill S6220-2013

Prohibits the lease of state forests, wildlife management areas and unique areas for the purpose of gas production

Prohibits the lease of state forests, wildlife management areas and unique areas for the purpose of gas production.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

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BILL NUMBER:S6220

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the lease of state forests, wildlife management areas and unique areas for gas production

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

This bill will prohibit the lease of state forests, wildlife management areas and unique areas for the purpose of gas production.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

This bill would prohibit the exploration, development and production of gas in state forest, wildlife management areas, unique areas.

EFFECTS OF PRESENT LAW WHICH THIS BILL WOULD ALTER:

This bill amends Section 1 paragraph a of subdivision 1 of section 23-1101 of the environmental conservation law, as added by chapter 722 of the laws of 1977.

JUSTIFICATION:

Currently the exploration, development and production of gas in state-owned lands is prohibited in state parks and the lands under the waters of Lake Ontario or along its shorelines. This bill would add state forests, wildlife management areas and unique areas to the publicly owned lands where the exploration, development and production of gas is prohibited.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2014: This is a new bill in the Senate.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6220 IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 8, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the lease of state forests, wildlife management areas and unique areas for gas production THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 1 of section 23-1101 of the environmental conservation law, as added by chapter 722 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows: a. The exploration, development and production of gas in state-owned lands, except state park lands, STATE FORESTS, WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS, UNIQUE AREAS, and the lands under the waters of Lake Ontario or along its shoreline; and S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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