senate Bill S198

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for filling of vacancies in the office of governor and lt. governor

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 08, 2012 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 09, 2012 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
Apr 27, 2011 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 14, 2011 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 05, 2011 referred to judiciary

S198 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1356
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 4 ยง5, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6126, A1141

S198 - Summary

Provides for filling of vacancies in the office of governor and lieutenant-governor.

S198 - Sponsor Memo

S198 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   198

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

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

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing an amendment to article 4 of the constitution, relating to the
  filling of vacancies in the office of governor and lieutenant-governor

  Section 1.  RESOLVED (if the Assembly concur), That section 5 of arti-
cle 4 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  S 5. In case of the removal of the governor from office or of  his  or
her  death or resignation, the lieutenant-governor shall become governor
[for the remainder of the term] UNTIL THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION  HAPPEN-
ING  NOT  LESS THAN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR SHALL HAVE
BECOME VACANT AT WHICH  A  GOVERNOR  AND  LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR  SHALL  BE
ELECTED TO SERVE THE REMAINDER OF THE TERM.
  In  case  the  governor-elect shall decline to serve or shall die, the
lieutenant-governor-elect shall become  governor  [for  the  full  term]
UNTIL THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION.
  In  case  the  governor  is  impeached, is absent from the state or is
otherwise unable to discharge the powers and duties  of  the  office  of
governor,  the  lieutenant-governor  shall  act  as  governor  until the
inability shall cease or until [the term of the governor  shall  expire]
THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION HAPPENING NOT LESS THAN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
OFFICE  OF  GOVERNOR  SHALL  HAVE BECOME VACANT, AT WHICH A GOVERNOR AND
LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR SHALL BE ELECTED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE TERM.
  In case of the failure of the  governor-elect  to  take  the  oath  of
office  at the commencement of his or her term, the lieutenant-governor-
elect shall act as governor until the governor shall take the oath.
  S 2. RESOLVED (if the Assembly concur), That the  foregoing  amendment
be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
next  succeeding  general  election  of members of the assembly, and, in
conformity with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution,  be
published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.

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

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