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AB6476 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 25, 2015
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ENGLEBRIGHT,  COLTON, GLICK, TITONE, JAFFEE,
          KAVANAGH, FAHY, WEPRIN -- Multi-Sponsored by  --  M.  of  A.  BRENNAN,
          GOTTFRIED,  MAGEE  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Envi-
          ronmental Conservation
        AN ACT to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law,  in
          relation  to prohibiting fracturing and horizontal drilling to extract
          oil or natural gas from state park, recreation and historic lands
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The  parks,  recreation  and historic preservation law is
     2  amended by adding a new section 13.33 to read as follows:
     3    § 13.33 Fracturing and horizontal drilling prohibited. 1.   Fracturing
     4  of any type, including hydraulic fracturing or explosive fracturing, for
     5  the extraction of natural gas or oil shall be prohibited on and/or under
     6  all  real  property  over which the office exercises jurisdiction and on
     7  and/or under all real property within one mile of land  over  which  the
     8  office exercises jurisdiction.
     9    2.  Horizontal  drilling  shall  be prohibited under all real property
    10  over which the office exercises jurisdiction where the  state  owns  the
    11  mineral rights on or under such lands.
    12    3. For the purposes of this section:
    13    (a)  "Horizontal  drilling"  shall  mean a technique whereby a central
    14  vertical wellbore is turned up to ninety degrees and generally  horizon-
    15  tally drills for the purpose of natural gas or oil extraction.
    16    (b)  "Hydraulic  fracturing" shall mean fracturing of rock by man-made
    17  fluid-driven  fracturing  techniques  for  the  purpose  of  stimulating
    18  natural gas or oil well production.
    19    § 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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