N.Y. Public Lands Law Section 15-A
Filling in the state owned bed of Lake George prohibited


1.

No person or corporation shall fill in or cause to be filled in any land of the state of New York lying below the mean low water line of Lake George by dumping or placing rock, stone, concrete, dirt or other similar material on said land without first obtaining a grant or lease of the land to be filled in or an easement, license or permit to fill in such land from the commissioner of general services.

2.

This section shall not apply to a person or corporation placing wooden or precast concrete timbers, logs or beams or cribs of wooden or precast concrete timbers, logs or beams filled with rocks or stones on the bed of Lake George for the sole purpose of constructing, reconstructing or repairing the foundation, cribs or supports of a private dock or a private one-story boat house legally erected or maintained on the bed of said lake.

3.

Any person or corporation violating the provisions of this section on or after September first, nineteen hundred sixty-three shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars and by an additional fine of not more than twenty-five dollars for each day that such fill is left on land of the state lying below the mean low water line of Lake George after a written notice to remove the same has been personally served on the person who or corporation which made said fill or caused said fill to be made by the commissioner of general services or pursuant to his direction.

4.

For the purposes of this section mean low water line of Lake George shall mean the water level of Lake George at one and eighty-one hundredths feet on the gage of the United States Geological Survey at Rogers Rock on Lake George known as Rogers Rock gage.

Source: Section 15-A — Filling in the state owned bed of Lake George prohibited, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBL/15-A (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

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State-owned real property inventory and management program
2‑A
Certain transfers of jurisdiction over state-owned lands and declarations of abandonment by the commissioner of general services
2‑B
Transfers of certain funds
3
Powers and duties
4
Vesting of crown lands in the people of the state
5
Letters patent, form and contents
6
Determination of claims based on alleged failure of title
7
Partition of lands held by the state in joint tenancy or tenancy in common
8
Trespasses upon state lands
9
Penalty for trespasses
10
Power to investigate before grant
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Power to confirm defective grant
12
Certain patents and grants ratified
12‑A
Certain patents ratified and confirmed
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Grants to heirs, devisees or successors in interest
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Time of performing conditions of grant
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Prohibitions as to grants in Lake George
15‑A
Filling in the state owned bed of Lake George prohibited
16
Reservation of Esopus island
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Payment of incumbrances on public lands
17‑A
Abandonment of claims under defective tax sales
18
Expenses chargeable to special funds
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Taxes and assessments for local improvements on state lands
19‑A
State aid
19‑B
State aid
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Grants of lands in Onondaga salt springs reservation designated on certain map
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Conveyance of strips of abandoned canal lands and Onondaga salt springs reservation land
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Management of sand and gravel resources
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Disposition of moneys received from sale of certain state lands and sand and gravel thereon
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Sale or exchange of certain detached parcels of forest preserve lands
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Sale or exchange of real property owned by the state and devoted to the use of the organized militia
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Refunds when sales cannot be completed
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Acquisition of real property by purchase or appropriation
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Transfer of state lands or watershed conservation easements to the city of New York for water supply protection purposes
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Watershed conservation easements and watershed agricultural easements

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 15-A’s source at nysenate​.gov

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