S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 18, 2013
Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to entitling each
member of the legislature to bring one substantive piece of legis-
lation of his or her choosing to the floor for a vote without a home
rule message and committee review during each two-year term
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "sensible
opportunity for legislative equality (SOLE) act".
S 2. The legislative law is amended by adding a new section 33-a to
read as follows:
S 33-A. ENTITLEMENT TO ONE SUBSTANTIVE BILL DURING EACH TWO-YEAR
TERM. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION TO THE CONTRARY, DURING EACH
TWO-YEAR TERM OF THE LEGISLATURE, EACH MEMBER SHALL BE ENTITLED TO HAVE
AT LEAST ONE SUBSTANTIVE PIECE OF LEGISLATION, OF HIS OR HER CHOOSING,
EXCLUSIVE OF ANY BILL ACCOMPANIED BY A HOME RULE MESSAGE, DISCHARGED
FROM COMMITTEE AND BROUGHT TO THE FLOOR FOR A VOTE. A MEMBER MAY BRING
SUCH BILL TO THE FLOOR FOR A VOTE BY FILING A WRITTEN NOTICE WITH THE
CLERK OF SENATE DESK OPERATIONS OR THE INDEX CLERK OF THE ASSEMBLY ON A
FORM PROVIDED BY SUCH CLERK.
S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.