senate Bill S2861

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that the senate shall be composed of 62 senators, each representing 1 county of the state

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 09, 2012 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
Apr 27, 2011 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 07, 2011 to attorney-general for opinion
Feb 02, 2011 referred to judiciary


S2861 - Details

Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 ยงยง2 & 4, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A9494, S7631

S2861 - Summary

Provides that the senate shall be composed of 62 senators, each representing 1 county of the state.

S2861 - Sponsor Memo

S2861 - 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

                            February 2, 2011

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


proposing amendments to sections 2 and 4 of article 3 of  the  constitu-
  tion,  in  relation to the number of senators and the apportionment of
  senate districts

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That sections 2 and 4 of
article 3 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  S 2. The senate shall consist of [fifty] SIXTY-TWO members[, except as
hereinafter provided]. The senators [elected in the  year  one  thousand
eight  hundred and ninety-five shall hold their offices for three years,
and their successors] shall be  [chosen]  ELECTED  for  two  years.  The
assembly  shall  consist  of one hundred and fifty members. The assembly
members [elected in the year one thousand nine hundred and thirty-eight,
and their successors,] shall be [chosen] ELECTED for two years.
  S 4. Except as herein otherwise provided, the federal census taken  in
the  year nineteen hundred thirty and each federal census taken decenni-
ally thereafter shall be controlling as to the number of inhabitants  in
the  state  or any part thereof for the purposes of the apportionment of
members of assembly and  readjustment  or  alteration  of  [senate  and]
assembly  districts  next  occurring,  in  so far as such census and the
tabulation thereof purport to give the information  necessary  therefor.
The  legislature, by law, shall provide for the making and tabulation by
state authorities of an enumeration of the  inhabitants  of  the  entire
state  to be used for such purposes, instead of a federal census, if the
taking of a federal census in any tenth  year  from  the  year  nineteen
hundred  thirty  be  omitted  or if the federal census fails to show the
number of aliens or Indians not  taxed.  If  a  federal  census,  though
giving the requisite information as to the state at large, fails to give
the  information  as  to  any  civil  or  territorial divisions which is
required to be known for such purposes, the legislature, by  law,  shall
provide  for such an enumeration of the inhabitants of such parts of the

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


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