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senate Bill S2963
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S2963 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S2963 TITLE OF BILL: 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 legislature before the start of the new fiscal year with or without permissible alterations PURPOSE OF THE BILL: To amend the New York State Constitution to provide that if the Legislature has not adopted a state budget by the beginning of the state fiscal year, then an interim "automatic austerity contingency budget" consisting of the preceding fiscal year's budget bills, with most appropriations reduced by five percent, will be in place until a new budget is enacted. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: § 1- Amends Article VII of the State Constitution by adding a new 4-a to require that if the Legislature has not acted upon the Governor's Executive Budget by the beginning of the state fiscal year, then all budget bills enacted for the preceding fiscal year, limited by a five percent reduction in appropriations therein, shall
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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