This bill has been amended

Bill S6721-2013

Authorizes the sale, lease and transfer of certain public lands owned by school districts

Authorizes the sale, lease and transfer to certain public lands owned by a school district.

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  • Mar 4, 2014: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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BILL NUMBER:S6721

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to the sale, lease and transfer to certain municipal corporations of certain public lands

PURPOSE: Allows school districts, board of cooperative educational services, the State of New York, or the government of the United State and any agency or department thereof, to acquire or lease real property under the provisions of subdivision (a) of Section 72-h of the General Municipal Law.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Subdivision (a) of Section 72-h of the General Municipal Law is amended to include school districts, board of cooperative educational services, the State of New York, or the government of the United State and any agency or department thereof as entities which may acquire or lease real property provided in this Section.

Section 2. Provides for an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:Section 72-h of the General Municipal Law provides that the supervisors of a county, the town board of a town, the board of trustees of a village, the board of fire commissioners of a fire district, the board of estimate of a city, or if there be none the local legislative body of such city, and, in a city having a population of one million or more, the mayor, subject to the disapproval by the council within thirty days following receipt of notice of approval of the mayor, may sell, transfer or lease to or exchange with any municipal corporation or municipal corporations, school district, board of cooperative educational services, fire district, the State of New York, or the government of the United States and any agency or department thereof, any real property owned by such county, town, village, fire district or city. However, the law limits the ability to acquire or lease real property owned by an entity listed above to only municipal corporations and fire districts. This legislation would allow school districts, board of cooperative educational services, the State of New York, or the government of the United States and any agency thereof to acquire or lease real property owned by a county, town, village, fire district or city. This would benefit school districts, for example, by allowing them to receive land at no cost from another municipal entity to help support school district activities.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 6721 A. 8940 S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y March 4, 2014 ___________
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern- ment IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Local Governments AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to the sale, lease and transfer to certain municipal corporations of certain public lands THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 72-h of the general municipal law, as amended by chapter 562 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read as follows: (a) Notwithstanding any provision of any general, special or local law or of any charter, the supervisors of a county, the town board of a town, the board of trustees of a village, the board of fire commission- ers of a fire district, the board of estimate of a city, or if there be none the local legislative body of such city, and, in a city having a population of one million or more, the mayor, subject to disapproval by the council within thirty days following receipt of notice of the approval of the mayor, may sell, transfer or lease to or exchange with any municipal corporation or municipal corporations, school district, board of cooperative educational services, fire district, the state of New York, or the government of the United States and any agency or department thereof, either without consideration or for such consider- ation and upon such terms and conditions as shall be approved by such officer or body, any real property owned by such county, town, village, fire district or city; and any municipal corporation [or], SCHOOL DISTRICT, BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, fire district, THE STATE OF NEW YORK, OR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND ANY AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT THEREOF, may acquire or lease such real property as provided in this section. The term of any lease entered into pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not exceed ten years but nothing herein contained shall prevent the renewal of any such lease. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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