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NY 2003

Our Inalienable Heritage — Property Rights Around the Nation

Seventh Annual New York Conference on Private Property Rights

Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc.

Turf Holiday Inn
Albany, New York

Saturday, October 18, 2003

8:15 -
8:50 am
Registration (includes light buffet) - Turf Holiday Inn, 205 Wolf Road, Albany
9:00 am Welcome - Our Inalienable Heritage
Carol W. LaGrasse, President, Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc.
9:10 am Opening Address
Grassroots Action — Changing the Way We Govern Ourselves

Don Parmeter
International Falls, Minnesota
10:00 am Report from New York - Panel I
Chaired by: Ms. LaGrasse
  Private Property Rights Bills in the New York State Legislature
Jeff Williams, Assistant Director of Government Relations,
New York State Farm Bureau, Glenmont, N.Y.
  Recent Property Rights Rulings in New York State
Stuart R. Shamberg, Founder,
Shamberg Marwell Hocherman Davis & Hollis, P.C.,
Mt. Kisco, N.Y.
11:00 Short Break - Coffee Served
11:10 Not-Profits and Land Title Threats to Private Property - Panel II
Chaired by: Ms. LaGrasse
  Conservation Easements — Perpetual Problem
Julia D. Mahoney, J.D., Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia, School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
  The Nature Conservancy's Threat to Private Property
Jay H. Lehr, Ph.D., President, Environmental Education Enterprises,
Ostrander, Ohio
12:15 Luncheon
Ms. LaGrasse & Madeline Sheila Galvin, Galvin & Morgan, Delmar, N.Y.
  Awards Presentation
The Honorable Robert G. Prentiss, New York State Assemblyman, Presenter
  Keynote Address -
Eminent Domain for Private Gain

Dana Berliner, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice, Washington, D.C.
2:00 New Threats to Private Property Rights - Panel III
Chaired by: Ms. LaGrasse
  Scenic Byways — Innocent Sounding Land Management
Susan Allen, Publisher, Adirondack Park Agency Reporter, Keene Valley, N.Y.
  The Proposed Rondout Creek Canalway Trail — Defending Property Owners
Kelli & Joseph Havranek, Rondout Landowners Alliance, Rondout, N.Y.
  Invasive Species — Intrusive Regulation
Robert J. Smith, President, Center for Private Conservation, Washington, D.C.
3:20 Short Break
3:30 Prospects for our Heritage of Private Property Rights - Panel IV
Chaired by: James E. Morgan, Galvin & Morgan, Attorneys at Law,
Delmar, N.Y.
  A Senate Perspective on Private Property Rights
Aloysius Hogan, Chief Counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, Washington, D.C.
  Strategizing for the Future — Property Rights Ad Hoc Working Group
Andrew M. Langer, National Federation of Independent Businesses
Washington, D.C.
4:30 Closing Address -
Winning Disabled Access to the State Forest Preserve

Alvin O. Sabo, Attorney, Albany, N.Y.

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