Bill Text: NY S00724 | 2023-2024 | General Assembly | Introduced

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

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2023-03-21 - referred to environmental conservation [S00724 Detail]

Download: New_York-2023-S00724-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                     January 6, 2023

        Introduced  by  Sens. SERRANO, HOYLMAN, KAVANAGH, MAY, SEPULVEDA -- 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:

     1    Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 1  of  section  23-1101  of  the
     2  environmental  conservation law, as amended by chapter 29 of the laws of
     3  2019, is amended to read as follows:
     4    a. The exploration, development and production of gas  in  state-owned
     5  lands,  except  state  park  lands,  state  forests, wildlife management
     6  areas, unique areas, the marine  and  coastal  district  as  defined  in
     7  section  13-0103 of this chapter, and the lands under the waters of Lake
     8  Ontario or along its shoreline; and
     9    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.