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.
Text of measure
- See also: New York S 4689 constitutional text changes
The measure amends Section 1 of Article XIV of the Constitution of New York.
The measure was sponsored by Sen. Betty Little (R-45).
Media editorial positions
- See also: Endorsements of New York ballot measures, 2013
- 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."
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.
The New York State Assembly passed the amendment on June 19, 2013, with a vote of 141 to 0.
- ↑ TimesUnion.com, "Questions that await you in the fall," June 24, 2013
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 New York State Assembly,"Senate Bill 4689," accessed July 12, 2013
- ↑ Adirondack Daily Enterprise, "Yes on Township 40, maybe on mining," June 22, 2013
- ↑ New York State Senate, "Senate vote on Senate Bill 4689," accessed July 18, 2013