New York Township 40 Land Dispute Settlement Amendment, Proposal 4 (2013)

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New York Long Lake Land Dispute Settlement Amendment, S 4689
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:New York Constitution
Referred by:New York Legislature
Topic:Forests and parks
Status:On the ballot
The New York Long Lake Land Dispute Settlement Amendment, also known as Senate Bill 4689, is a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in New York that will be decided in the statewide election on November 5, 2013. The measure would solve a dispute with private landowners over property in the Adirondack forest preserve.[1]

Text of measure

Constitutional changes

See also: New York S 4689 constitutional text changes

The measure amends Section 1 of Article XIV of the Constitution of New York.[2]

Support

The measure was sponsored by Sen. Betty Little (R-45).[2]

Media editorial positions

See also: Endorsements of New York ballot measures, 2013

Support

  • Adirondack Daily Enterprise said, "[S 4689] would settle Township 40, the queen of all property title disputes, which predates both the Adirondack Park and the Forest Preserve...Never before has this mess been so close to being resolved. Please vote yes to unknot it, hopefully once and for all."[3]

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the New York Constitution

According to the New York Constitution, a majority vote is required in two successive sessions of the New York State Legislature in order to qualify a measure for the statewide ballot.

The New York State Senate passed the amendment on June 12, 2013, with a vote of 61 to 0.[4]

The New York State Assembly passed the amendment on June 19, 2013, with a vote of 141 to 0.[2]

See also

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