senate Bill S4051A

Provides for a referendum on the question "Do you support the division of New York into two separate states?"

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  • 06 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ELECTIONS
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1150
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ELECTIONS
  • 10 / Feb / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ELECTIONS
  • 10 / Feb / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 4051A

Summary

Provides for a referendum on the question "Do you support the division of New York into two separate states?"

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A391A
Versions:
S4051
S4051A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Elections
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S712, A1964
2009-2010: S3526, A8213

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BILL NUMBER:S4051A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to provide for a referendum on the question "Do
you support the division of New York into two separate states?"; and
providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE OF BILL:

To allow individual counties to place an initiative on their ballot to
poll their citizens as to whether they support the division of New
York into two separate states.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

This bill would permit the county board of elections of each county in
New York State, at the request of the county legislature or other
similar governing body, to place a non-binding initiative on their
county ballot, before December 31, 2014; as to whether the citizens of
the county would support the division of New York into two separate
states.

EFFECTS OF PRESENT LAW WHICH THIS BILL WOULD ALTER:

This bill creates a new unconsolidated law which would be
automatically repealed and expire on January 1, 2015.

JUSTIFICATION:

Presently, there is a large degree of apparent support for dividing
New York into two separate states, so as to separate the distinct
social and political concerns between upstate and downstate New York.
This bill would help to measure this apparent support by permitting
county boards of elections to place an initiative on their ballot to
poll the citizens of their county on this issue.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2009-10- A.8213 Referred to local governments
2007-08- A.6444, Referred to local governments
2005-06- A.4795, Held for consideration in Local Governments
2003-04- A.1980/S.1044, Referred to local governments
2001-02- A.3376/S.2012, Referred to Elections Committee
1999-00- A.4133/S.2332, Senate Elections Committee
1997-95- A.3597/S.2229, Senate Elections Committee
1995-96- A.2501/S.1717, Senate Elections Committee
1993-94- A.3528/S.2040, Senate Rules Committee
1991-92- A.10836/S.8749 Senate Rules Committee
1/14/12- A.1964 Referred to Elections

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Minimal undetermined cost to counties to place an initiative on the
ballot.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.


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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 4051--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 6, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. ROBACH, MAZIARZ, NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and  when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on
  Elections  --  recommitted to the Committee on Elections in accordance
  with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to provide for a referendum on the question "Do you support the
  division of New York into two separate states?"; and providing for the
  repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  At the request of the county legislature or other similar
governing body of any county, there shall be submitted by the  board  of
elections  of  such  county  to  the  voters of such county at a general
election held on or before December 31, 2015 the following question: "Do
you support the division of New York into two separate states?"
  S 2. Such question shall be submitted in the manner  provided  in  the
election law, and the provisions of such law, not inconsistent with this
act,  relating  to  the  submission  of  and to the taking, counting and
returning of the vote and canvassing the results upon a question submit-
ted pursuant to law to the voters of the state shall apply to the  ques-
tion  herein required to be submitted. The ballots shall be in such form
as prescribed by such law.  When  a  board  of  elections    shall  have
completed  its canvass of the results of the vote upon such question, it
shall forthwith certify the results of the vote upon  such  question  to
the secretary of the senate and clerk of the assembly.
  S  3.  This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire January
1, 2016 when upon such date the provisions of this act shall  be  deemed
repealed.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00142-02-4

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