S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
February 28, 2011
Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, LARKIN, O'MARA, RANZENHOFER -- read twice
and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
proposing an amendment to article 7 of the constitution, in relation to
a timely state budget
Section 1. RESOLVED (if the Assembly concur), That article 7 of the
constitution be amended by adding a new section 4-a to read as follows:
S 4-A. THE LEGISLATURE SHALL PASS A STATE BUDGET PRIOR TO THE END OF
THE STATE FISCAL YEAR.
IN THE EVENT THE LEGISLATURE DOES NOT PASS A STATE BUDGET PRIOR TO THE
END OF THE STATE FISCAL YEAR, BOTH THE ASSEMBLY AND THE SENATE SHALL
REMAIN IN SESSION, AND SHALL NOT ADJOURN, UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE LEGIS-
LATURE HAS PASSED A STATE BUDGET AND TRANSMITTED THE SAME TO THE GOVER-
IF THE LEGISLATURE DOES NOT PASS A STATE BUDGET PRIOR TO THE END OF
THE STATE FISCAL YEAR, AFTER THE END OF SUCH STATE FISCAL YEAR, NEITHER
THE SENATE NOR THE ASSEMBLY SHALL PASS ANY BILL OR RESOLUTION, OTHER
THAN A RESOLUTION OR BILL PASSING THE STATE BUDGET, UNLESS SUCH BILL OR
RESOLUTION IS TO RESPOND TO A STATE EMERGENCY, AND IN SUCH CASE, SUCH
EMERGENCY BILL OR RESOLUTION SHALL REQUIRE A TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF ALL THE
MEMBERS ELECTED IN EACH HOUSE IN ORDER TO PASS.
NEITHER THE SENATE NOR THE ASSEMBLY AFTER MARCH FIRST MAY INCLUDE IN
ANY BUDGET BILL OR RESOLUTION, ANY BILL, PORTION OF A BILL, OR SUBSTAN-
TIAL LANGUAGE OR CONTENT FROM A BILL, WHICH WAS INTRODUCED IN EITHER
HOUSE OF THE STATE LEGISLATURE DURING THE CURRENT LEGISLATIVE SESSION,
UNLESS SUCH BILL, PORTION OF A BILL, OR SUBSTANTIAL LANGUAGE OR CONTENT
FROM THE BILL WAS INCLUDED WITHIN THE EXECUTIVE BUDGET ORIGINALLY
SUBMITTED TO THE LEGISLATURE BY THE GOVERNOR.
S 2. RESOLVED (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment
be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
next succeeding general election of the members of the assembly, and, in
conformity with section 1 of article 19 of the constitution, be
published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.