senate Bill S5007

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to bills being available to the public in printed or electronic printable format before voting or passage

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May 15, 2012 reported and committed to finance
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
May 02, 2011 referred to judiciary

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May 15, 2012 - Judiciary committee Vote

S5007
21
2
committee
21
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S5007 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 ยง14, Constn

S5007 - Bill Texts

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Relates to bills being available to the public in printed or electronic printable format before voting or passage.

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BILL NUMBER:S5007

TITLE OF BILL:
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
proposing an amendment
to section 14 of article 3 of the constitution, in relation to bills
being available to the public in printed or electronic printable format
before voting or passage

PURPOSE:
Provides for the bill aging process to
commence once the bill
is available to the public in printed or electronic printable form.
Does not required that bills must be printed to begin the aging
process.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Amends section 14, article 3 of the
Constitution by eliminating the "printed and upon the desks of the
members" language, adding in its place the language "available to the
public in printed or electronic printable form."

JUSTIFICATION:
Each year, the New York State Senate and Assembly spend
hundreds of thousands of dollars printing bills, memos and
amendments. All of which are immediately available online through
both houses internet websites once the legislation is introduced.

Amending this language in the Constitution eliminates the need for
each introduced bill to be printed and placed upon each members desk
for three days prior to a legislative vote and thereby reducing an
unnecessary waste of paper products.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Legislation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

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 I of article 19 of the
constitution, be published for 3 months previous to the time of such
election.

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

                                  5007

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- 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 bills being available to the public in printed or elec-
  tronic printable format before voting or passage

  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] AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC
IN PRINTED OR ELECTRONIC PRINTABLE FORMAT, 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 neverthe-
less 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.
                                                           LBD89130-01-1

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