NY PUB LANDS § 8. Trespasses upon state lands

Where, in the judgment of the commissioner of general services, sufficient information has been provided to her or him that a possible trespass upon state-owned lands has occurred then the commissioner may investigate such allegations of trespass upon state-owned lands.  The commissioner of general services may report to the attorney general instances of trespass committed upon Indian lands, or lands and lands underwater belonging to the state, and under the general care and superintendence of the commissioner.  The attorney general, on receiving such report and whenever directed by the commissioner, shall commence and prosecute appropriate actions or proceedings in the name of the people of the state, against the person or entity committing such trespass.