senate Bill S4140

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that the availability of bills in electronic printable format shall constitute a printed bill for purposes of section 14 of article 3 of the constitution

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 09, 2012 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
Jun 22, 2011 opinion referred to judiciary
Mar 31, 2011 to attorney-general for opinion
Mar 21, 2011 referred to judiciary


S4140 - Details

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Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 ยง14, Constn

S4140 - Summary

Provides that the availability of bills in an electronic printable format shall constitute a printed bill for purposes of section 14 of article 3 of the constitution.

S4140 - Sponsor Memo

S4140 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 21, 2011

Introduced  by  Sens.  BALL,  LIBOUS,  ZELDIN  -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Judici-


proposing  an amendment to article 3 of the constitution, in relation to
  the printing of 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
upon the desks of the members, in its final form, at least three  calen-
dar 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
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.
  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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
S                                                          LBD89118-01-1


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