senate Bill S3331

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Proposes a constitutional amendment to create a non-partisan apportionment commission

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

do you support this legislation?

You must fill out the form below in order to support or oppose this bill. X

You must login or fill out the fields below for the senator to have an accurate account of the support or opposition to this bill.

More information?
Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.
Use this box to enter a message to your senator.

Actions

view actions (11)
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 15, 2011 referred to governmental operations
Mar 14, 2011 delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.204
reported and committed to rules
Feb 18, 2011 to attorney-general for opinion
Feb 17, 2011 referred to judiciary

Votes

view votes

Mar 14, 2011 - Judiciary committee Vote

S3331
12
11
committee
12
Aye
11
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Judiciary committee vote details

Mar 14, 2011 - Rules committee Vote

S3331
13
10
committee
13
Aye
10
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
show Rules committee vote details

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

S3331 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 §§4 & 5, add §5-b, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2892

S3331 - Summary

Proposes a constitutional amendment to create a non-partisan five member apportionment commission, four members of which shall be appointed by the majority and minority officers of the legislature and the fifth to be selected by the aforesaid four, to create new legislative districts; requires districts to be as compact as possible; sets standards for establishment of legislative districts.

S3331 - Sponsor Memo

S3331 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3331

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 17, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BONACIC, GRISANTI, KRUGER, OPPENHEIMER, SALAND --
  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 3 of the constitution, in relation to
  creating a non-partisan apportionment commission

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That sections 4 and 5 of
article 3 of the constitution be amended, and a new section 5-b be added
to read as follows:
  S 4. Except as herein otherwise provided, the federal census taken  in
the  year nineteen hundred thirty and each federal census taken decenni-
ally thereafter shall be controlling as to the number of inhabitants  in
the  state  or any part thereof for the purposes of the apportionment of
members of assembly and readjustment or alteration of senate and  assem-
bly  districts  next  occurring,  in so far as such census and the tabu-
lation thereof purport to give the information necessary therefor.  [The
legislature]  AN APPORTIONMENT COMMISSION, by law, shall provide for the
making and tabulation by state authorities  of  an  enumeration  of  the
inhabitants of the entire state to be used for such purposes, instead of
a  federal  census,  if the taking of a federal census in any tenth year
from the year nineteen hundred thirty  be  omitted  or  if  the  federal
census  fails  to  show  the number of aliens or Indians not taxed. If a
federal census, though giving the requisite information as to the  state
at  large,  fails to give the information as to any civil or territorial
divisions which is required to be known for such purposes, the [legisla-
ture] COMMISSION, by law, shall provide for such an enumeration  of  the
inhabitants  of  such parts of the state only as may be necessary, which
shall supersede in part the federal census and  be  used  in  connection
therewith  for such purposes.  The [legislature] COMMISSION, by law, may
provide in its discretion for an enumeration by state authorities of the
inhabitants of the state, to be used for such purposes, in  place  of  a
federal census, when the return of a decennial federal census is delayed

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.