Bill Text: NY S05796 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Authorizes the commissioner of general services to sell, convey and transfer to the village of Ossining, Westchester county, the 1936 Powerhouse, which is part of the Sing Sing correctional facility.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-15 - REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS [S05796 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S05796-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      May 15, 2019

        Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
          ment Operations

        AN ACT authorizing the commissioner of general services to transfer  and
          convey  certain  unappropriated state land to the village of Ossining,
          county of Westchester

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  Subject to the provisions of this act but notwithstanding
     2  any other provision of law to the contrary, the commissioner of  general
     3  services is hereby authorized, subject to the consent of the commission-
     4  er  of  corrections and community supervision, to transfer and convey to
     5  the village of Ossining in the county of  Westchester,  the  state  land
     6  described  in  section  two  of  this  act,  owned  by the department of
     7  corrections and community supervision and being a part of lot 97.12-1-4,
     8  in the village of Ossining in the county of Westchester, declared to  be
     9  abandoned  state  land  by  the  department of corrections and community
    10  supervision. The transfer  and  conveyance  of  the  land  described  in
    11  section two of this act shall be made in consideration of the sum of one
    12  dollar  and upon such conditions as the commissioner of general services
    13  may deem proper. If the transfer and conveyance of such land  shall  not
    14  have  taken  effect  within two years of the effective date of this act,
    15  then such authority to transfer and convey shall be revoked.
    16    § 2. The lands authorized by section one of this act to be transferred
    17  and conveyed are as follows:
    18    A piece of land situate in the village of Ossining,  County  of  West-
    19  chester,  State  of  New  York,  being  a portion of parcel with Tax ID:
    20  97.10-1-4 and being more particularly described as  follows:  a  portion
    21  equaling  1.7  acres  that  includes the Sing Sing Correctional Facility
    22  1936 Powerhouse. Subject to any enforceable easements,  restrictions  or
    23  covenants of record that may exist.

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

        S. 5796                             2

     1    §  3. The description in section two of this act is not intended to be
     2  a legal description, but is  intended  to  identify  the  parcel  to  be
     3  conveyed.  As  a  condition of the transfer, the village of Ossining may
     4  submit to the commissioner of general services, for his or her approval,
     5  an  accurate  survey  and description of the lands to be conveyed, which
     6  may be used in the conveyance thereof.
     7    § 4. The office of general services shall not transfer or  convey  the
     8  aforesaid  land  unless the application is made to the office of general
     9  services by the village of Ossining within one year after the  effective
    10  date  of this act. Said application shall be in the form of a resolution
    11  setting forth a  comprehensive  statement  approved  by  the  Ossining's
    12  Village   Board   of   Trustees  acknowledging  and  accepting  the  use
    13  restrictions set forth in section five of this act.
    14    § 5. The transfer and conveyance made pursuant to this  act  shall  be
    15  subject to the following use restrictions and reverter:
    16    (a)  The  land described in this act shall be used exclusively for the
    17  purposes of operating and maintaining a museum.
    18    (b) The conveyance of the land described in this act shall  contain  a
    19  covenant and restriction requiring that the land be used for the purpose
    20  set  forth in subdivision (a) of this section. In the event the premises
    21  are not accepted and/or used for such purposes, ownership  of  the  land
    22  shall revert to the state of New York.
    23    § 6. This act shall take effect immediately.