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|Jan 09, 2012||to attorney-general for opinion|
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to judiciary|
|Mar 11, 2011||opinion referred to judiciary|
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|Mar 21, 2011||to attorney-general for opinion|
senate Bill S4001
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4001 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
- Laws Affected:
- Ren Art 20 to be Art 21, add Art 20 §§1 - 8, Constn
- Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4001 - Summary
Proposes an amendment to the constitution providing the electors with the power of initiative, indirect initiative and referendum.
S4001 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4001 TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to the constitution, in relation to providing the electors with the power of initiative, indirect initiative and referendum SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 - Article XX of the Constitution is renumbered to be Article XXI and a new Article XX is added. This amendment would provide electors with right of initiative and referendum. New Article XX section 1 provides that the powers of the state shall be vested in the Senate and Assembly, but that the people reserve to themselves the power to propose laws and to propose amendments to the Constitution, and to adopt or reject same at general elections or special statewide elections called by the Governor. Section 2 addresses initiative. An initiative is the power of the electors to propose amendments to the Constitution and to propose laws and to adopt or reject them. A statewide initiative measure may be proposed by presenting to the Secretary of State a petition that sets forth the text of a proposed amendment to the Constitution and is certified to have been signed by electors equal in number to nine per centum of the number of votes cast for all candidates for
S4001 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4001 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 11, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. RANZENHOFER, DeFRANCISCO, GOLDEN, GRISANTI, JOHNSON, LARKIN, O'MARA, 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 the constitution, in relation to providing the electors with the power of initiative, indirect initiative and refer- endum Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That article 20 of the constitution be renumbered to be article 21 and a new article 20 be added to read as follows: ARTICLE XX INITIATIVE, INDIRECT INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM SECTION 1. A. THE LEGISLATIVE POWERS OF THIS STATE SHALL BE VESTED IN THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, BUT THE PEOPLE RESERVE TO THEMSELVES THE POWER TO PROPOSE LAWS AND TO PROPOSE AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION, AND TO ADOPT OR REJECT THE SAME AT GENERAL ELECTIONS OR SPECIAL STATEWIDE ELECTIONS CALLED BY THE GOVERNOR FOR THOSE PURPOSES AS HEREINAFTER PROVIDED IN THIS ARTICLE. B. THIS ARTICLE CONFERS ON THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THIS STATE THE POWER TO PROPOSE LAWS AND TO PROPOSE AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION AND IT IS NOT THE INTENDMENT OF THIS ARTICLE TO IN ANY MANNER AFFECT THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE NINETEEN OF THIS CONSTITUTION. S 2. A. AN INITIATIVE IS THE POWER OF THE ELECTORS TO PROPOSE AMEND- MENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION AND TO PROPOSE LAWS AND TO ADOPT OR REJECT THEM. B. AN INITIATIVE MEASURE MAY BE PROPOSED BY PRESENTING TO THE SECRE- TARY OF STATE A PETITION THAT SETS FORTH THE TEXT OF A PROPOSED AMEND- MENT TO THE CONSTITUTION AND IS CERTIFIED TO HAVE BEEN SIGNED BY ELEC- TORS EQUAL IN NUMBER TO NINE PER CENTUM OF THE NUMBER OF VOTES CAST FOR ALL CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR AT THE LAST GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION. C. (1) AN INITIATIVE MEASURE MAY BE PROPOSED BY PRESENTING TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE A PETITION THAT SETS FORTH THE TEXT OF A PROPOSED LAW EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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