Requires public administrators to provide notice to the local government and municipal landmark board prior to the disposal of certain historic properties.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the surrogate's court procedure act, in relation to requiring public administrators to provide notice prior to the disposal of certain properties
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Requires public administrators to provide notice prior to the disposal of certain properties
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC REVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends the surrogate's court procedure act by adding a new section 1220 to read as follows:
The public administrator shall notify the local government, including council members and board of trustees, and, where-applicable; the municipal landmark board prior to disposing of any interstate property which is on the national register of historic places, the state register of historic places or which is seventy-five years or older.
JUSTIFICATION: When a person dies without a "LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT," that person's estate must go through our Surrogate Court system. Each year thousands of deeds and the ownership of buildings will transfer to other people without a will. In doing so, the only people notified are those that are receiving the property. This bill will insure that protections are in place for certain buildings that are registered as a state historic landmark, national historic landmark or buildings seventy-five years or older. The local governments and/or landmark preservation boards, once notified, will be able to make and offer to get ownership of these buildings or at the very least, provide the new owners with all the appropriate information that indicates its current status.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill 2012 2012 - S.7461 - Died - Judiciary
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 678 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the surrogate's court procedure act, in relation to requiring public administrators to provide notice prior to the disposal of certain properties THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The surrogate's court procedure act is amended by adding a new section 1220 to read as follows: S 1220. NOTICE PRIOR TO DISPOSAL OF PROPERTY THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR SHALL NOTIFY THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEMBERS AND MEMBERS OF MUNICIPAL BOARDS OF TRUSTEES, AND, WHERE APPLICABLE, THE MUNICIPAL LANDMARK BOARD PRIOR TO DISPOSING OF ANY INTESTATE PROPERTY WHICH IS ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES, THE STATE REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES OR WHICH IS SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS OR OLDER. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03305-01-3