senate Bill S6240

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Relates to redistricting the senate, assembly and congressional districts of NYS

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Feb 02, 2010 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 12, 2010 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 06, 2010 referred to judiciary
Nov 24, 2009 opinion referred to judiciary
Nov 05, 2009 to attorney-general for opinion
Oct 23, 2009 referred to rules

S6240 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Rpld Art 3 §§3, 4, 5 & 5-a, add §§3, 4, 4-a & 5, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A6776

S6240 - Summary

Relates to redistricting the senate, assembly and congressional districts of NYS.

S6240 - Sponsor Memo

S6240 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  6240

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 23, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing amendments to the constitution, in relation to the  establish-
  ment  of  state  legislative and congressional districts and repealing
  sections 3, 4, 5 and 5-a of article 3  of  the  constitution  relating
  thereto

  Section  1.  Resolved  (if the Assembly concur), That sections 3, 4, 5
and 5-a of article 3 of  the  constitution  be  REPEALED  and  four  new
sections 3, 4, 4-a and 5 are added to read as follows:
  S 3. A. THERE SHALL BE A DISTRICTING COMMISSION TO DRAW SENATE, ASSEM-
BLY  AND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS, SO THAT ALL THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK MAY
BE FAIRLY REPRESENTED. THE DISTRICTING COMMISSION SHALL CONSIST OF  FIVE
MEMBERS. EACH MEMBER OF THE DISTRICTING COMMISSION SHALL BE A REGISTERED
VOTER  IN  THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND, AT THE TIME OF APPOINTMENT, SHALL
HAVE BEEN A RESIDENT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK FOR FIVE YEARS.  NO MEMBER
OF THE DISTRICTING COMMISSION SHALL BE, OR SHALL HAVE BEEN  (1)  IN  THE
TWO  YEARS  PRIOR  TO APPOINTMENT, A MEMBER OR EMPLOYEE OF CONGRESS, THE
SENATE OR ASSEMBLY OR A POLITICAL PARTY CHAIR; (2) A HOLDER OF  PARTISAN
PUBLIC  OFFICE  OR POLITICAL PUBLIC OFFICE; (3) A RELATIVE OF ANY PERSON
SET FORTH IN CLAUSE (1) OR (2) TO THE THIRD DEGREE OF CONSANGUINITY;  OR
(4)  A  SPOUSE  OF  ANY  PERSON SET FORTH IN CLAUSE (1), (2) OR (3).  NO
MEMBER OF THE DISTRICTING COMMISSION SHALL BE A LOBBYIST AT THE TIME  OF
HIS  OR  HER  MEMBERSHIP.    THE  TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, THE
MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE, THE SPEAKER  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY,  AND  THE
MINORITY  LEADER  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY SHALL EACH APPOINT ONE MEMBER OF THE
DISTRICTING COMMISSION  AND  THE  FOUR  NEWLY  APPOINTED  MEMBERS  SHALL
APPOINT  A  FIFTH  MEMBER TO BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMISSION, AND MUST
HAVE THE USE OF THREE OUT OF FOUR MEMBERS.  IF A SEAT ON THE  COMMISSION
SHALL FALL VACANT, A REPLACEMENT SHALL BE SELECTED IN THE SAME MANNER BY
WHICH  THE MEMBER WHO PREVIOUSLY FILLED THE SEAT WAS SELECTED.  APPOINT-
ING AUTHORITIES SHALL GIVE DUE CONSIDERATION TO REFLECTING THE GEOGRAPH-

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

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