Bill S757-2009

Authorizes the commissioner of environmental conservation to undertake projects to protect the Montauk Lighthouse from shore erosion

Authorizes the commissioner of environmental conservation to undertake projects to protect the Montauk Lighthouse from shore erosion.

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  • Jan 6, 2010: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • Jan 15, 2009: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

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 BILL NUMBER:  S757

TITLE OF BILL : An act in relation to authorizing the commissioner of environmental conservation to undertake projects to protect the Montauk Lighthouse from shore erosion

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : This legislation would allow the Department of Environmental Conservation to undertake certain projects to protect the Montauk Lighthouse, which is owned by the Montauk Historical Society, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : This is a special act authorizing the Department of Environmental Conservation to undertake any project to protect the Montauk Lighthouse from shore erosion, notwithstanding any other laws to the contrary. It makes no determination as to the best method to undertake such protection.

JUSTIFICATION : The Montauk Lighthouse is a historically significant site on the east end of Long Island. Unfortunately, the area is seriously threatened by erosion.

The Department of Environmental Conservation is a partner with other levels of government to protect the Montauk Lighthouse, but State law does not allow a State agency to enter into this type of agreement with a not-for-profit corporation.

This legislation would allow such an agreement to protect the lighthouse.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : 2007-08, S.7593

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None.

EFFECTIVE DATE : Immediately.

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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 757 A. 2295 2009-2010 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y January 15, 2009 ___________
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT in relation to authorizing the commissioner of environmental conservation to undertake projects to protect the Montauk Lighthouse from shore erosion THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 1 of chapter 535 of the laws of 1945, as amended, the commissioner of environmental conservation shall also be authorized to undertake any project to protect the Montauk Lighthouse from shore erosion, notwithstanding the fact said lighthouse property is owned by the Montauk Historical Socie- ty, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation organized under the laws of the state of New York. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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