senate Bill S4866

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes a procedure for a people's veto of laws enacted by the legislature

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Jan 09, 2012 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
Jun 22, 2011 opinion referred to judiciary
May 09, 2011 to attorney-general for opinion
Apr 27, 2011 referred to judiciary

S4866 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2089
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Add Art 1 ยง19, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7325, A10193

S4866 - Bill Texts

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Establishes a procedure for a people's veto of laws enacted by the legislature.

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BILL NUMBER:S4866

TITLE OF BILL:
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
proposing an amendment to article 1 of the constitution, in relation to
establishing a procedure for a people's veto of laws enacted by the
legislature

PURPOSE:
Establishes a procedure for a people's veto of laws enacted by the
legislature.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Concurrent resolution of the Senate and the Assembly amending Article
1 of the constitution by adding a new Section 19 providing for a
people's veto.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation would provide the electors of the State of New York
with the power of a "people's veto". It establishes a petition
procedure by the electors of the state, the number of which shall not
be less than 5% of the total vote for governor cast in the last
gubernatorial election preceding the filing of such petition, filed
in the office of the Secretary of State, on or before the 90th day
after a bill shall have become law which increases, extends, imposes
or revives any tax, fee, assessment, surcharge or any other such levy
or collection, requesting that such law or part or parts thereof as
are specified in such petition shall not take effect until 30 days
after the governor shall have announced by public proclamation that
the same have been ratified by a majority of the electors voting
thereon at a general election. At least one-half of the signatures
shall be from electors residing outside a city with a population of
one million or more.

The effect of any law or part or parts thereof as are specified in
such petition shall be suspended upon the filing of such petition. If
it is later determined that petition is invalid, the law will take
effect the next day.

As soon as it appears that the effect of any law or part or parts
thereof have been suspended by the petition procedure, the governor
shall make a public notification thereof and declare a time
when such measure is to be Voted 00 by the people, which shall be at
the next general election not less than 60 after Such proclamation.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010 S.7325/A.10193

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
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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