senate Bill S6429

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Provides for initiative and referendum in New York State for the People as electors to propose or reject laws and submit amendments to the state constitution

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 09, 2010 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 12, 2010 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 07, 2010 referred to judiciary

S6429 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 §§13, 14 & 16, Art 19 §1, Art 4 §7, ren Art 20 to be Art 21, add Art 20 §§1 - 11, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S709, A4978
2013-2014: S4049, A9567
2015-2016: S879, A4091
2017-2018: S404, A4826
2019-2020: S70
2021-2022: S5864
2023-2024: S2290

S6429 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for initiative and referendum in New York State for the People as electors to propose or reject laws and submit amendments to the state constitution.

S6429 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6429 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2010

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


proposing amendments to the constitution, in relation to  providing  the
  electors with the power of initiative and referendum

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 13 of arti-
cle 3 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  S  13.  The  enacting  clause of all bills shall be "The People of the
State of New York, represented in  Senate  and  Assembly,  do  enact  as
follows,"  and  no law shall be enacted except by bill; EXCEPT AS OTHER-
  S 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 14 of  article  3
of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  S  14. A. No bill shall be passed or become a law unless it shall have
been printed and upon the desks of the members, in its  final  form,  at
least three calendar legislative days prior to its final passage, unless
the governor, or the acting governor, shall have certified, under his or
her  hand and the seal of the state, the facts which in his or her opin-
ion necessitate an immediate vote thereon, in which case it must  never-
theless  be upon the desks of the members in final form, not necessarily
printed, before its final passage; nor  shall  any  bill  be  passed  or
become  a law, except by the assent of a majority of the members elected
to each branch of the legislature; and upon the last reading of a  bill,
no  amendment  thereof shall be allowed, and the question upon its final
passage shall be taken immediately thereafter, and  the  ayes  and  nays
entered on the journal.
  S 3. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 1 of  article  19
of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  Section  1. A. Any amendment or amendments to this constitution may be
proposed in the senate and assembly whereupon such amendment  or  amend-
ments  shall  be referred to the attorney-general whose duty it shall be
within twenty days thereafter to render an opinion  in  writing  to  the
senate  and  assembly  as  to the effect of such amendment or amendments

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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