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SB1129 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     January 8, 2015
        Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
        AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation  to  leases  of  real
          property for the purposes of hydraulic fracturing
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The real property law is amended by adding  a  new  section
     2  222-a to read as follows:
     3    §  222-a.  Property  leased  for  hydraulic  fracturing.  1.   For the
     4  purposes of this section, "hydraulic fracturing" means the use of chemi-
     5  cals, water and other substances injected or pumped into a  natural  gas
     6  well to stimulate the extraction of natural gas.
     7    2. No lease of real property shall provide for or require the non-dis-
     8  closure  of any term or condition thereof, when any portion of such real
     9  property is to be used for hydraulic fracturing.  Every  lease  of  real
    10  property  used  for such purposes shall include all terms and conditions
    11  of the use  of  the  real  property.  Every  lease  which  violates  the
    12  provisions of this subdivision shall be void as contrary to public poli-
    13  cy.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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