Sunday, October 16, 2011
Avella proposes land transfer bill
From Douglaston Patch:
State Sen. Tony Avella, D-Bayside, is calling on the state to require that all sales of property with a market value over $100,000 to private entities be reviewed by New York's attorney general and comptroller.
The senator's bill would amend the state's public authorities and public lands laws by requiring Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli to review and approve the transactions when a public sale or auction is not required.
The legislation would also require a review from local members of the state's Legislature and the county executive in affected areas prior to the transfer of state land to a public benefit corporation or public authority.