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|Feb 02, 2011||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S2867
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S2867 - Details
S2867 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2867 TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 4 of article 7 of the constitution, in relation to reforming the state budget process PURPOSE: To implement a fail safe mechanism through a Constitutional amendment mandating the use of the prior fiscal year State budget if no budget is agreed to within 72 hours after the April 1st commencement of the fiscal year. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the resolution amends Section 4 of Article VII of the State Constitution to stipulate that if both houses of the Legislature fail to finally act on all appropriation bills submitted by the Governor within 72 hours after the start of the new fiscal year, a "default budget" will be imposed that fiscal year. Essentially, the prior fiscal year's budget will be comprised of all appropriation bills for the immediately preceding fiscal year and all laws governing apportionment and allocation of those appropriations. Within 15 days after the date on which the default budget becomes law, the Governor may make a determination that moneys and receipts available for the fiscal year are less than the immediately preceding year. In that event, the Governor shall have the following powers:
S2867 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2867 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 2, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 4 of article 7 of the constitution, in relation to reforming the state budget process Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 4 of arti- cle 7 of the constitution be amended to read as follows: S 4. The legislature may not alter an appropriation bill submitted by the governor except to strike out or reduce items therein, but it may add thereto items of appropriation provided that such additions are stated separately and distinctly from the original items of the bill and refer each to a single object or purpose. None of the restrictions of this section, however, shall apply to appropriations for the legislature or judiciary. Such an appropriation bill shall when passed by both houses be a law immediately without further action by the governor, except that appropriations for the legislature and judiciary and separate items added to the governor's bills by the legislature shall be subject to approval of the governor as provided in section 7 of article IV. UPON THE FAILURE OF BOTH HOUSES TO FINALLY ACT WITHIN SEVENTY-TWO HOURS FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE FISCAL YEAR ON ALL APPROPRIATION BILLS SUBMITTED BY THE GOVERNOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION THREE OF THIS ARTICLE, A DEFAULT BUDGET SHALL BE LAW FOR SUCH FISCAL YEAR AS PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION. THE DEFAULT BUDGET SHALL BE COMPRISED OF ALL APPROPRIATION BILLS ACTED UPON BY BOTH HOUSES AND WHICH BECAME LAW FOR THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING FISCAL YEAR OR THE DEFAULT BUDGET FOR THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING FISCAL YEAR IF A DEFAULT BUDGET BECAME LAW FOR SUCH FISCAL YEAR AND ALL LAWS GOVERNING THE APPORTIONMENT AND ALLOCATION APPROPRIATIONS AND THE TRANSFER AND THE LOAN OF FUNDS FOR THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING FISCAL YEAR SHALL CONTINUE TO BE LAW FOR THE FISCAL YEAR FOR WHICH THE DEFAULT BUDGET IS A LAW, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL AGGREGATE DISBURSEMENTS AUTHORIZED BY EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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