assembly Bill A4978

2011-2012 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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Apr 27, 2011 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 11, 2011 to attorney-general for opinion
Feb 09, 2011 referred to judiciary

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A4978 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S709
Current Committee:
Assembly 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:
2009-2010: A11049, S6429
2013-2014: A9567, S4049
2015-2016: A4091, S879
2017-2018: A4826, S404
2019-2020: S70

A4978 (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.

A4978 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  4978

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 9, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  SCHROEDER  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Judiciary

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

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

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 13 of article
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-
WISE PROVIDED IN ARTICLE TWENTY OF THIS CONSTITUTION.
  S 2. RESOLVED (if the Senate 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.
  B.  THIS  SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY INITIATIVE OR REFERENDUM THAT
IS SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE TWENTY OF THIS CONSTITUTION.
  S 3. RESOLVED (if the Senate 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-

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