senate Bill S2490

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to a limited constitutional convention to amend articles III, IV, V and VIII of the constitution only

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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
Feb 01, 2011 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 24, 2011 referred to judiciary


S2490 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 19 ยง2, 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

S2490 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       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


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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