|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 09, 2012||to attorney-general for opinion|
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to judiciary|
returned to senate
died in assembly
|Jun 21, 2011||referred to judiciary|
delivered to assembly
|Apr 27, 2011||opinion referred to judiciary|
|Mar 31, 2011||advanced to third reading|
|Mar 30, 2011||2nd report cal.|
|Mar 29, 2011||1st report cal.270|
|Feb 07, 2011||to attorney-general for opinion|
|Feb 01, 2011||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S2777
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2777 - Details
S2777 - Summary
Requires that no person acting as a political party chairperson, an elected public officer, an individual who is subject to the rules established by the commission on public integrity and any other person who is an officer of an organization, association or corporation that receives public funding shall be elected as a delegate to a constitutional convention.
S2777 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2777 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 the election of delegates PURPOSE: The purpose of this legislation is to encourage rank and file citizens to participate in a constitutional convention and to prohibit political party establishment from becoming delegates. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends section 2 of article 19 of the constitution by prohibiting: any person acting as a political party chairperson, an elected public officer, a person appointed by the Governor, any person subject to the rules of the commission on public integrity, any person who is required to file an annual statement of financial disclosure with the legislative ethics commission, and any other person who is an officer of an organization, association or corporation, (other than a 501 (c)(3)), that receives public funding to be elected as a delegate at a constitutional convention. JUSTIFICATION: New York State has defects in the structure of government, and the best way to remedy those defects is by amending the Constitution. The
S2777 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2777 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 1, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GRIFFO -- 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 the election of delegates 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. NO PERSON ACTING AS A POLITICAL PARTY CHAIRPERSON, AN ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICER, A PERSON APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS SUBJECT TO THE LOBBYING RULES ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMISSION ON PUBLIC INTEGRITY, ANY PERSON WHO IS REQUIRED TO FILE AN ANNUAL STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE WITH THE LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMISSION OR ANY OTHER PERSON WHO IS AN OFFICER OF AN ORGANIZATION, ASSOCIATION OR CORPORATION, OTHER THAN AN ENTITY DESIG- NATED AS TAX EXEMPT UNDER SECTION 501(C)(3) OF THE UNITED STATES INTER- NAL REVENUE CODE, THAT RECEIVES PUBLIC FUNDING SHALL BE ELECTED AS A DELEGATE. NONE OF THE AFOREMENTIONED EXCLUSIONS APPLY TO INDIVIDUALS BASED ON THEIR EMPLOYMENT AT A HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION OR THE MILI- TARY. 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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