Authorizes the commissioner of general services to convey certain state lands in the city of Kingston to the county of Ulster for $1, to be used for transitional housing for veterans and provision of other assistance to veterans.
Ayes (8): Martins, Ball, Little, McDonald, Ritchie, Stewart-Cousins, Oppenheimer, Klein
Ayes (59): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Oppenheimer, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Storobin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (3): Espaillat, Huntley, Krueger
TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize the commissioner of general services to convey certain state lands to the county of Ulster
PURPOSE: This bill authorizes the Commissioner of the Office of General Services to transfer and convey approximately 0.179 acre of land with buildings and improvements, formerly used as a group home for people with developmental disabilities to the County of Ulster to provide transitional housing for and to otherwise assist veterans.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 authorizes the Office of General Services to transfer and convey real property to the County of Ulster for one dollar plus such other conditions the Commissioner of General Services deems appropriate.
Section 2 provides a description of the real property located at 67 Wurts Street in Kingston, NY which is to be conveyed.
Section 3 requires that OGS not transfer or convey the property unless an application is made by the County of Ulster within one year of the effective date of this act.
Section 4 requires that any land transferred pursuant to this act shall be used exclusively by the County of Ulster for transitional veterans housing and to otherwise assist veterans in Ulster County.
Section 5 is the effective date of the act. This act would take effect immediately.
JUSTIFICATION: After proudly serving their Country, veterans are faced with many challenges and obstacles upon their return home which causes re-acclimation to civilian life to be difficult. As a result, some veterans are ending up homeless and in need of assistance. This bill would support the County of Ulster's efforts to assist homeless veterans by providing a location for the County to provide high quality and dignified transitional housing and support services for needy veterans.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7405 IN SENATE May 9, 2012 ___________Introduced by Sen. LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to authorize the commissioner of general services to convey certain state lands to the county of Ulster THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subject to the provisions of this act, but notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the commissioner of general services is hereby authorized to transfer and convey to the county of Ulster, in exchange for consideration of one dollar and upon such other terms and conditions as such commissioner may deem necessary and proper, approximately 0.179 acre of state land with buildings and improvements thereon, formerly used as a group home for people with developmental disabilities, and further described in section two of this act. S 2. The lands authorized by this act to be transferred and conveyed are as follows: Al that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, with buildings and improvements thereon, situated, lying, and being in the City of King- ston, County of Ulster, State of New York, known as 67 Wurts Street, Kingston, New York 12401, (Section, Block, and Lot Number 56.42-8-18) and more particularly bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point, said point being a recovered monument set at the intersection of the southerly side of Spring Street and the westerly side of Wurts Street thence along said westerly side of Wurts Street; thence along said Westerly side of Wurts Street, south 28 degrees, 24 feet, 20 inches east, 73.60 feet to an X cut on the sidewalk; thence along the division line of lands of The People of the State of New York and land, now or formerly, of Eleanor M. Kelder, south 61 degrees, 35 feet, 40 inches west, 100.00 feet to a set rod on the easterly side of lands, now or formerly, of John F. Whitaker; thence along said lands of Whitaker north 28 degrees, 7 feet and 44 inches west, 82.52 feet to a rod set on the southerly side of Spring Street; thence along the south- erly side of Spring Street, north 66 degrees, 42 feet, 40 inches east, 100.00 feet to the point and place of beginning, containing 7,791.256EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15799-01-2 S. 7405 2
square feet or 0.179 acre, more or less. All bearings are referred to magnetic meridian. S 3. The commissioner of general services shall not transfer or convey such lands unless application is made by the county of Ulster within one year after the effective date of this act. S 4. Any lands transferred pursuant to this act shall be used by the county of Ulster for the purposes of such county's department of social services, department of mental health, and/or department of veterans affairs for the provision of transitional housing for and otherwise providing assistance to veterans in such county, and upon termination of such uses, title to the lands so transferred shall revert to the state of New York. S 5. This act shall take effect immediately.