senate Bill S2963

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for continuing austerity contingency budget in the event of a budget stalemate

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Apr 27, 2011 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 07, 2011 to attorney-general for opinion
Feb 03, 2011 referred to judiciary

S2963 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3137
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Add Art 7 §4-a, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4503, A3757

S2963 - Summary

Provides that where the legislature has not passed a budget by the start of the fiscal year the budget bills for the previous year shall remain in effect with a five percent reduction in all appropriations except entitlement programs required by law and appropriations for debt service; such budget shall remain in effect until a balanced budget is passed.

S2963 - Sponsor Memo

S2963 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2963

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KRUGER -- 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 article 7 of the constitution, in relation  to
  providing  for  a continuing austerity contingency budget in the event
  that the budget submitted by the governor is not passed by the  legis-
  lature before the start of the new fiscal year with or without permis-
  sible alterations

  Section  1.   Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That article 7 of the
constitution be amended by adding a new section 4-a to read as follows:
  S 4-A. IF, ON OR BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF THE STATE FISCAL  YEAR  WHICH
NEXT  FOLLOWS  SUBMISSION  OF  THE  EXECUTIVE  BUDGET BILLS DESCRIBED IN
SECTION THREE OF THIS ARTICLE, THE LEGISLATURE HAS NOT PASSED,  WITH  OR
WITHOUT  PERMISSIBLE  ALTERATIONS,  ONE OR MORE OF SUCH BILLS CONTAINING
ALL THE PROPOSED APPROPRIATIONS AND  REAPPROPRIATIONS  INCLUDED  IN  THE
GOVERNOR'S SUBMISSION PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE OF THIS ARTICLE, THEN IN
SUCH  EVENT  ALL  OF THE AUTHORITY TO RAISE AND SPEND MONEYS PURSUANT TO
THE PREVIOUSLY ADOPTED BUDGET LAWS IN EFFECT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR  DURING
WHICH  THE GOVERNOR'S SUBMISSION IS MADE SHALL CONTINUE IN EFFECT DURING
THE NEXT STATE FISCAL YEAR BUT SUCH SPENDING AUTHORITY SHALL BE  LIMITED
BY  A  MANDATORY  ACROSS-THE-BOARD  FIVE  PERCENT REDUCTION IN ALL STATE
SPENDING, EXCEPT PAYMENTS FOR ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS MANDATED BY  LAW  AND
PAYMENTS FOR SERVICING THE STATE'S DEBT, UNTIL SUCH TIME AS NEW AUTHORI-
TY  IS CONFERRED BY ADOPTION BY THE LEGISLATURE, WITH OR WITHOUT PERMIS-
SIBLE ALTERATIONS, OF A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF THE BILLS SO  SUBMITTED  BY
THE  GOVERNOR AND APPLICABLE TO THE NEW FISCAL YEAR, WHICH ADOPTED BILLS
IN THE AGGREGATE CONSTITUTE, IN  THE  JUDGMENT  OF  THE  LEGISLATURE,  A
BALANCED BUDGET.
  S 2.  Resolved (if the Assembly concur),  That the foregoing amendment
be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
next  succeeding  general  election  of members of the assembly, and, in
conformity with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution,  be
published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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