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A09742 Summary:

BILL NOA09742
 
SAME ASSAME AS S09425
 
SPONSORGalef
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
 
Authorizes the commissioner of general services to transfer and convey by a 99-year lease certain unappropriated state land to the Sing Sing Prison Museum; requires the department of corrections and community supervision shall enter into a management agreement with such museum that would include, but not be limited to, requirements for operating such museum, the ongoing needs of the Sing Sing Correctional Facility with regard to safety and security, and a description of the property boundaries for the leased property and easement; makes related provisions.
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A09742 Actions:

BILL NOA09742
 
03/28/2022referred to governmental operations
05/24/2022reported referred to ways and means
06/01/2022reported referred to rules
06/02/2022reported
06/02/2022rules report cal.628
06/02/2022substituted by s9425
 S09425 AMEND= REICHLIN-MELNICK
 05/26/2022REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
 06/01/2022COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
 06/01/2022ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1795
 06/01/2022PASSED SENATE
 06/01/2022DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 06/01/2022referred to ways and means
 06/02/2022substituted for a9742
 06/02/2022ordered to third reading rules cal.628
 06/02/2022passed assembly
 06/02/2022returned to senate
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A09742 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9742
 
SPONSOR: Galef
  TITLE OF BILL: An act authorizing the commissioner of general services to transfer and convey certain unappropriated state land to the Sing Sing Prison Museum, county of Westchester   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this legislation is to allow the Sing Sing Prison Museum (SSPM) to lease certain lands within the Sing Sing Correctional Facili- ty, specifically including that which contains the former Powerhouse, for the purposes of establishing a museum.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: 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 lease a 99 year lease and convey to the SSPM the state land described in section two of this act,' and shall grant the museum an easement for access from the Powerhouse to the 1825 Cellblock. The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision shall enter into a management agreement with the SSPM to address the museums operating requirements, safety and security issues, and detailed proper- ty boundaries for the leased property and easement. Section 2. Details the land authorized in section one. Section 3. States that the land described in Section 2 is not a legal description but is intended to identify the parcel conveyed. Section 4. This shall not impair or result in diminution of the obli- gations to holders of any bonds which were financed, refinanced, or secured by correctional facilities, and shall not adversely affect any exemption of interest on such bonds from Federal Income Tax. Section 5. An application must be made to the Office of General Services by the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision within one year of the effective date of this act. The SSMP must adhere to state regulations pertaining to prevailing wages, the Americans with Disabili- ty Act, and those relating to Minority and Women-owned Businesses. Section 6. Clarifies that the land in question will be used for the purposes of a museum. If the land is not used for an authorized purpose title of it shall revert to the state. Section 7. Establishes the effective date. DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORIGINAL AND AMENDED VERSION (IF APPLICABLE): Not applicable at this time.   JUSTIFICATION: Years ago, the concept of the Sing Sing Prison Museum (SSPM) was discussed by many in the community, not only to share with the public its deep history but to also show how the criminal justice and incarcer- ation systems have changed throughout the years. These discussions have led to action, and a museum is in the works. As part of this project, the museum will be acquiring (by lease) the Sing Sing Correctional Facility's Powerhouse, and access to the its original 1825 Cellblock. This will be done in a way that ensures safety and security for all by having a management agreement in place between the SSPM and the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. This legislation specifically allows the Commissioner of General Services to lease State land to the SSPM.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.7767-A of 2019/2020   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: There are no direct costs to the state or local government in associ- ation with the passage of this legislation.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A09742 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          9742
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     March 28, 2022
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. GALEF -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Governmental Operations
 
        AN ACT authorizing the commissioner of general services to transfer  and
          convey certain unappropriated state land to the Sing Sing Prison Muse-
          um, 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 lease  a  99-year  lease
     5  and  convey to the Sing Sing Prison Museum in the county of Westchester,
     6  the state land described in section  two  of  this  act,  owned  by  the
     7  department  of corrections and community supervision and being a part of
     8  lot 97.10-1-4, in the village of Ossining in the county of  Westchester,
     9  declared to be abandoned state land by the department of corrections and
    10  community  supervision.  The  department  of  corrections  and community
    11  supervision shall grant an easement to such museum for access  from  the
    12  Powerhouse  to  the  1825  Cellblock. The transfer and conveyance of the
    13  land described in section two of this act shall be made in consideration
    14  of the sum of one dollar and upon such conditions as the commissioner of
    15  general services may deem proper. If the transfer and conveyance of such
    16  land shall not have taken effect within two years of the effective  date
    17  of  this  act,  then  such  authority  to  transfer  and convey shall be
    18  revoked.  The department of corrections and community supervision  shall
    19  enter  into  a management agreement with such museum that would include,
    20  but not be limited to, requirements for operating such museum, the ongo-
    21  ing needs of the Sing Sing Correctional Facility with regard  to  safety
    22  and  security,  and  a  description  of  the property boundaries for the
    23  leased property and easement.
    24    § 2. The lands authorized by section one of this act to be transferred
    25  and conveyed are as follows:
    26  ALL That certain Plot Piece or Parcel of Land situated and lying in  the
    27  Town  of Ossining, Village of Ossining, County of Westchester, and State
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD15132-02-2

        A. 9742                             2
 
     1  of New York  and  being  more  particularly  bounded  and  described  as
     2  follows:
     3  Beginning at a point on the division line between land of the Village of
     4  Ossining  on  the North and the State of New York on the South Where the
     5  same is intersected by westerly side of land  now  or  formerly  Midtown
     6  Trackage  Ventures  formerly the New York City and Hudson River Railroad
     7  (N.Y.C. & H.R.R.R.) said point being the Northeasterly  corner  of  land
     8  now  or  formerly  State of New York as shown on map entitled "County of
     9  Westchester Department of Environmental Facilities"  and  filed  in  the
    10  Westchester  County  Clerk's  office Division of Land Records as Map No.
    11  19196.
    12  Thence running along land now  or  formerly  Midtown  Trackage  Ventures
    13  formerly  the  New  York  City  and  Hudson  River  Railroad  (N.Y.C.  &
    14  H.R.R.R.)South 4°39'15" East 320.11 feet to a point;
    15  Thence running though Land of the State of New York  the  following  two
    16  (2)  courses  and distances South 88°00'00" West 217.08 feet to a point;
    17  North 1°55'49" West 323.26 feet to the land of the Village of Ossining;
    18  Thence along said land South 82° 34' 28" East 204.54 feet to  the  point
    19  and place of beginning.
    20  Containing 1.6150 Acres = 70,348 Sq. Ft.
    21    §  3. The description in section two of this act is not intended to be
    22  a legal description, but is intended to identify the parcel conveyed. As
    23  a condition of the transfer, the department of corrections and community
    24  supervision may submit to the commissioner of general services, for  his
    25  or  her  approval, an accurate survey and description of the lands to be
    26  conveyed, which may be used in the conveyance thereof.
    27    § 4.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the authorization to  convey  the
    28  above  described portion of the Sing Sing Correctional Facility shall be
    29  subject to the condition precedent that such conveyance shall not impair
    30  or result in any diminution of the obligations to holders of  any  bonds
    31  which  financed,  refinanced,  or are secured by correctional facilities
    32  (or payments in respect thereof), including the Sing  Sing  Correctional
    33  Facility,  and  shall  not adversely affect any exemption of interest on
    34  such bonds from federal income tax.
    35    § 5. The office of general services shall not transfer or  convey  the
    36  aforesaid  land  unless the application is made to the office of general
    37  services by the department  of  corrections  and  community  supervision
    38  within  one  year after the effective date of this act. The lease agree-
    39  ment between the office  of  general  services  and  the  department  of
    40  corrections  and community supervision shall contain a waiver of article
    41  2 of the public lands law requiring the office of  general  services  be
    42  involved  in  state  construction  projects. The Sing Sing Prison Museum
    43  shall adhere to all state regulations pertaining  to  prevailing  wages,
    44  the Americans with Disabilities Act, and article 15 of the executive law
    45  relating to minority- and women-owned businesses.
    46    §  6.  The  transfer and conveyance made pursuant to this act shall be
    47  subject to the following use restrictions and reverter:
    48    (a) The land described in this act shall be used exclusively  for  the
    49  purposes of operating and maintaining a museum.
    50    (b)  The  conveyance of the land described in this act shall contain a
    51  covenant and restriction requiring that the land be used for the purpose
    52  set forth in subdivision (a) of this section. In the event the  premises
    53  are  not  accepted  and/or used for such purposes, ownership of the land
    54  shall revert to the state of New York.
    55    § 7. This act shall take effect immediately.
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