|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|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|
|Mar 29, 2011||reported and committed to finance|
|Feb 18, 2011||to attorney-general for opinion|
|Feb 15, 2011||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S3266
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S3266 - Details
S3266 - Summary
Provides for special elections for the offices of comptroller and attorney general for vacancies during a term.
S3266 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3266 TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 5 of the constitution, in relation to providing for special elections to fill the offices of comptroller and attorney general PURPOSE: To provide for special elections to be held to fill vacancies in the offices of the Comptroller and Attorney General. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill amends section 1, article 5 of the constitution to establish that when a vacancy occurs during the term of the comptroller or attorney general, a special election shall be conducted to fill such office. EXISTING LAW: Existing law provides that the Legislature shall provide for filling vacancies in the office of comptroller and attorney general. JUSTIFICATION: The State Comptroller oversees the state's $145.7 billion pension fund and is responsible for hundreds of yearly audits of cities, towns, school districts and other government agencies. He or she is
S3266 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3266 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 15, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, DeFRANCISCO, FUSCHILLO, GOLDEN, GRISANTI, JOHNSON, LANZA, LARKIN, LAVALLE, MAZIARZ, O'MARA, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD, ZELDIN -- 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 section 1 of article 5 of the constitution, in relation to providing for special elections to fill the offices of comptroller and attorney general Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 1 of arti- cle 5 of the constitution be amended to read as follows: Section 1. [The] EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION, THE comptroller and attorney-general shall be chosen at the same general election as the governor and hold office for the same term, and shall possess the qualifications provided in section 2 of article IV. [The legislature shall provide for filling vacancies in the office of comp- troller and of attorney-general. No election of a comptroller or an attorney-general shall be had except at the time of electing a gover- nor.] WHERE A VACANCY OCCURS DURING A TERM OF THE COMPTROLLER OR ATTOR- NEY GENERAL A SPECIAL ELECTION SHALL BE CONDUCTED TO FILL SUCH OFFICE. The comptroller shall be required: (1) to audit all vouchers before payment and all official accounts; (2) to audit the accrual and collection of all revenues and receipts; and (3) to prescribe such meth- ods of accounting as are necessary for the performance of the foregoing duties. The payment of any money of the state, or of any money under its control, or the refund of any money paid to the state, except upon audit by the comptroller, shall be void, and may be restrained upon the suit of any taxpayer with the consent of the supreme court in appellate divi- sion on notice to the attorney-general. In such respect the legislature shall define the powers and duties and may also assign to him or her: (1) supervision of the accounts of any political subdivision of the state; and (2) powers and duties pertaining to or connected with the assessment and taxation of real estate, including determination of EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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