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senate Bill S2490
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2490 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
- Laws Affected:
- Amd Art 19 §2, Constn
- Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2490 - Summary
Relates to a limited constitutional convention to amend articles III, IV, V and VIII of the constitution only.
S2490 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2490 TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 2 of article 19 of the constitution, in relation to authorizing a limited constitutional convention PURPOSE: To provide for a constitutional convention to revise Articles III (Legislature), IV (Executive), and V (Officers and Civil Departments) and VIII (Local Finances) of the constitution. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends section 2 of article 19 of the constitution to provide for a constitutional convention to be held to consider amendments to Articles III, IV, V and VIII of the constitution. In addition, this amendment restricts the convention to eighteen months. JUSTIFICATION: New York State government is not working. The dysfunction and chaos in the structure of government clearly shows that changes need to be made. The most effective way to address some of the issues the state faces is by amending the constitution. This legislation calls for a constitutional convention to look at some of the challenges the state faces and propose real solutions with a fresh perspective that
S2490 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2490 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 24, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, 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 section 2 of article 19 of the constitution, in relation to authorizing a limited constitutional convention Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 2 of arti- cle 19 of the constitution be amended to read as follows: S 2. At the general election to be held in the year nineteen hundred fifty-seven, and every twentieth year thereafter, and also at such times as the legislature may by law provide, the question "Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?" shall be submitted to and decided by the electors of the state; and in case a majority of the electors voting thereon shall decide in favor of a convention for such purpose, the electors of every senate district of the state, as then organized, shall elect three delegates at the next ensuing general election, and the electors of the state voting at the same election shall elect fifteen delegates-at-large. The delegates so elected shall convene at the capitol on the first Tuesday of April next ensuing after their election, and shall continue their session until the business of such convention shall have been completed. Every delegate shall receive for his or her services the same compensation as shall then be annually payable to the members of the assembly and be reim- bursed for actual traveling expenses, while the convention is in session, to the extent that a member of the assembly would then be enti- tled thereto in the case of a session of the legislature. A majority of the convention shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of busi- ness, and no amendment to the constitution shall be submitted for approval to the electors as hereinafter provided, unless by the assent of a majority of all the delegates elected to the convention, the ayes and noes being entered on the journal to be kept. The convention shall have the power to appoint such officers, employees and assistants as it may deem necessary, and fix their compensation and to provide for the EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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