senate Bill S2867

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that upon failure by the legislature to act upon a budget within seventy-two hours from the beginning of the state fiscal year a default budget shall take effect

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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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 07, 2011 to attorney-general for opinion
Feb 02, 2011 referred to judiciary

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S2867 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9075
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 7 ยง4, Constn
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S7849, A5729
2011-2012: A5650

S2867 - Summary

Reforms the state budget process to provide that upon failure by the legislature to act upon a state budget within sixty days from the beginning of the state fiscal year, a default budget shall take effect.

S2867 - Sponsor Memo

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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