senate Bill S357A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Allows satisfaction of constitutional requirement that bills be on members desks by distribution of bills in electronically written form

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 13, 2011 delivered to secretary of state
Jun 20, 2011 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.520
substituted for a5274a
Jun 17, 2011 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 16, 2011 ordered to third reading cal.1324
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 03, 2011 print number 357a
amend and recommit to judiciary
Apr 27, 2011 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 14, 2011 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 05, 2011 referred to judiciary

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S357 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5274A
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 §14, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S360, A6340A

S357 - Summary

Allows satisfaction of constitutional requirement that bills be on members desks prior to passage/voting by distribution of bills in electronically written form: provides that a bill shall be deemed to be printed and upon the desks of the members if: it is set forth in a legible electronic format by electronic means, and it is available for review in such format at the desks of the members; provides that "electronic means" means any method of transmission of information between computers or other machines designed for the purpose of sending and receiving such transmissions and which: allows the recipient to reproduce the information transmitted in a tangible medium of expression; and does not permit additions, deletions or other changes to be made without leaving an adequate record thereof.

S357 - Sponsor Memo

S357 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   357

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- 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 14 of article 3 of  the  constitution,
  in relation to the manner of passing bills

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 14 of arti-
cle 3 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  S  14.  No  bill  shall be passed or become a law unless it shall have
been printed and upon the desks of the members OR, AT A MEMBERS' OPTION,
IF IT HAS BEEN SET FORTH IN A LEGIBLE ELECTRONIC  FORMAT  BY  ELECTRONIC
MEANS  AND  HAS  BEEN AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW IN SUCH FORMAT AT THE DESK OF
SUCH MEMBER, in its final form, at least three calendar legislative days
prior to its final passage, unless the governor, or the acting governor,
shall have certified, under his or her hand and the seal of  the  state,
the  facts  which  in  his  or her opinion necessitate an immediate vote
thereon, in which case it must nevertheless be upon  the  desks  of  the
members  in  final  form,  not  necessarily  printed,  before  its final
passage; nor shall any bill be passed or become a  law,  except  by  the
assent of a majority of the members elected to each branch of the legis-
lature;  and upon the last reading of a bill, no amendment thereof shall
be allowed, and the question upon its final passage shall be taken imme-
diately thereafter, and the ayes and nays entered on the journal.
  FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION "ELECTRONIC MEANS" MEANS  ANY  METHOD  OF
TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION BETWEEN COMPUTERS OR OTHER MACHINES DESIGNED
FOR  THE  PURPOSE OF SENDING AND RECEIVING SUCH TRANSMISSIONS AND WHICH:
ALLOWS THE RECIPIENT TO  REPRODUCE  THE  INFORMATION  TRANSMITTED  IN  A
TANGIBLE  MEDIUM OF EXPRESSION; AND DOES NOT PERMIT ADDITIONS, DELETIONS
OR OTHER CHANGES TO BE MADE WITHOUT LEAVING AN ADEQUATE RECORD THEREOF.
  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.

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S357A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5274A
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 §14, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S360, A6340A

S357A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows satisfaction of constitutional requirement that bills be on members desks prior to passage/voting by distribution of bills in electronically written form: provides that a bill shall be deemed to be printed and upon the desks of the members if: it is set forth in a legible electronic format by electronic means, and it is available for review in such format at the desks of the members; provides that "electronic means" means any method of transmission of information between computers or other machines designed for the purpose of sending and receiving such transmissions and which: allows the recipient to reproduce the information transmitted in a tangible medium of expression; and does not permit additions, deletions or other changes to be made without leaving an adequate record thereof.

S357A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S357A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 357--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Judiciary  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing  an  amendment to section 14 of article 3 of the constitution,
  in relation to the manner of passing bills

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 14 of arti-
cle 3 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  S 14. No bill shall be passed or become a law  unless  it  shall  have
been  printed  and  upon the desks of the members, in its final form, at
least three calendar legislative days prior to its final passage, unless
the governor, or the acting governor, shall have certified, under his or
her hand and the seal of the state, the facts which in his or her  opin-
ion  necessitate an immediate vote thereon, in which case it must never-
theless be upon the desks of the members in final form, not  necessarily
printed,  before  its  final  passage;  nor  shall any bill be passed or
become a law, except by the assent of a majority of the members  elected
to  each branch of the legislature; and upon the last reading of a bill,
no amendment thereof shall be allowed, and the question upon  its  final
passage  shall  be  taken  immediately thereafter, and the ayes and nays
entered on the journal.
  FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, A BILL SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE PRINTED AND
UPON THE DESKS OF THE MEMBERS IF: IT IS SET FORTH IN A LEGIBLE ELECTRON-
IC FORMAT BY ELECTRONIC MEANS, AND IT IS AVAILABLE FOR  REVIEW  IN  SUCH
FORMAT  AT THE DESKS OF THE MEMBERS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION "ELEC-
TRONIC MEANS" MEANS ANY METHOD OF TRANSMISSION  OF  INFORMATION  BETWEEN
COMPUTERS  OR  OTHER  MACHINES  DESIGNED  FOR THE PURPOSE OF SENDING AND
RECEIVING  SUCH  TRANSMISSIONS  AND  WHICH:  ALLOWS  THE  RECIPIENT   TO
REPRODUCE   THE   INFORMATION   TRANSMITTED  IN  A  TANGIBLE  MEDIUM  OF

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

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