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Using Certain Forest Preserve Lands to Construct a Power Line

New York Ballot Measure - Proposal 1 - Constitutional Amendment

Election: Nov. 3, 2009 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Housing and Property
Environment
Energy

Summary

The purpose of this amendment is to allow the construction of a 46 kV power line on forest preserve lands along State Route 56 in St. Lawrence County.

The State Constitution generally forbids the lease, sale, exchange, or taking of any forest preserve land. The proposed amendment would allow the State to convey up to six acres of forest preserve land to National Grid to construct a 46 kV power line along State Route 56. In exchange, the State would receive at least ten acres of forest land in St. Lawrence County from National Grid to be incorporated into the forest preserve. The land conveyed by National Grid to the State must be at least equal in value to the land conveyed by the State to National Grid.

Measure Text

Amendment to section 1 of article 14 of the Constitution, in relation to the use of certain forest preserve lands by National Grid to construct a 46 kV power line along State Route 56 in St. Lawrence County.

The proposed amendment would authorize the Legislature to convey up to six acres of forest preserve land along State Route 56 in St. Lawrence County to National Grid for construction of a power line. In exchange, National Grid would convey to the State at least 10 acres of forest land in St. Lawrence County, to be incorporated into the forest preserve. The land to be conveyed by National Grid to the State must be at least equal in value to the land conveyed to National Grid by the State. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?

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