New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Construction of Certain Terms of Lease of Lands Used for Fair Purposes
§ 286-a. Construction of certain terms of lease of lands used for fair purposes. The inability of any agricultural society entitled to receive moneys from the state under section two hundred eighty-six of this chapter, to hold its annual fair or exposition on lands leased to it for that purpose which is occasioned by the use of such lands, for military or war purposes, during either of the years nineteen hundred forty-two, nineteen hundred forty-three and nineteen hundred forty-four, shall not be deemed to be a failure to hold such fair or exposition contemplated by the parties to, or within the meaning of the terms of any contract, agreement or lease therefor, executed prior thereto, which provides for the termination of such contract, agreement or lease upon the failure of such agricultural society to hold its annual fair or exposition and no action or proceeding for the termination of such a contract, agreement or lease shall be maintained for failure of such agricultural society or institute to hold its annual fair or exposition, where such failure is occasioned by the use of such lands, building or property for military or war purposes.