senate Bill S1763
(D, WF) 30th Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Provides that if the legislature does not timely pass a budget, it shall convene daily until legislative passage of such budget.
TITLE OF BILL:
to amend the legislative law, in relation to requiring the legislature
to convene daily if the legislative passage of the budget is not timely
Requires the State Legislature to meet each day until passage
of the budget when the budget is not enacted by the April 1 deadline.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Adds a new section 5-b to the Legislative Law which provides
that after April 1, if the budget is not adopted, the Legislature
shall convene every day.
Current law provides that members of the Legislature do
not get paid after April 1 if the budget has not been acted on by
both the Senate and Assembly.
New York has failed to adopt its budget in a timely
manner every year since 1984. This bill represents an effort to
reform the process and be responsive to the needs of the people of
New York State.
While politics cannot be legislated, this bill would attempt to
create an atmosphere in which legislators would be required to meet
in session each day -- including weekends -- until the budget impasse
By requiring the Senate and the Assembly to convene every day from
April 1 until a budget is adopted, it is the hope of this legislation
that increased pressure, and attention, on the budget making process
will achieve a more timely resolution to budgetary discussions.
2009-10: S.1127 - Referred to Investigations & Government Operations
2007-08: S.2909 - Referred to Investigations & Government Operations
2005-06: S.1402 - Referred to Investigations & Government Operations
2003-04: S.4739 - Referred to Investigations & Government Operations
Undetermined. Daily legislative sessions would
result in some cost to the state.
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