senate Bill S3266

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for special elections for the offices of comptroller and attorney general for vacancies during a term

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Actions

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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

Votes

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Mar 29, 2011 - Judiciary committee Vote

S3266
16
5
committee
16
Aye
5
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S3266 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4348
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 5 ยง1, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2930, A580

S3266 - Summary

Provides for special elections for the offices of comptroller and attorney general for vacancies during a term.

S3266 - Sponsor Memo

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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