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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to investigations and government operations|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S660
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S660 - Details
S660 - Summary
Establishes an apportionment commission to create apportionment plans for congressional and state legislative districts based on decennial federal census, which shall be considered by and voted upon by the state legislature; eliminates the legislative task force on demographic research and reapportionment.
S660 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S660 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the legislative law, in relation to apportionment of congressional, senate and assembly districts; and to repeal section 83-m of such law relating to the legislative task force on demographic research and reapportionment PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To establish an independent reapportionment commission to propose for approval by the state legislature district boundaries for congress, state Senate and Assembly districts every ten years following the U.S. Census. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would establish a citizen apportionment commission that would draw maps for congressional and state legislative district boundaries every ten years following the U.S. Census. The commission would propose district boundaries that would be submitted to the legislature for approval. AS many as three plans would be developed, with public hearings required if the first two plans are rejected, at which the legislature would testify to the commission regarding any objections to the plan. The legislature would have the ability to amend only a third plan, which would be submitted by the commission. Thus, the legislature would have the ultimate authority in approving
S660 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 660 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. VALESKY, GIANARIS, KLEIN, ADAMS, BONACIC, BRESLIN, DUANE, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, PERKINS, SERRANO, SQUADRON, STAVISKY, STEWART-COUSINS, YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern- ment Operations AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to apportionment of congressional, senate and assembly districts; and to repeal section 83-m of such law relating to the legislative task force on demographic research and reapportionment THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 5-a of the legislative law, as added by chapter 630 of the laws of 1998, the opening paragraph as amended by section 1 of part QQ of chapter 56 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: 3. Any member of the assembly serving in a special capacity in a posi- tion set forth in the following schedule shall be paid the allowance set forth in such schedule only for the legislative term commencing January first, two thousand eleven and terminating December thirty-first, two thousand twelve: ASSEMBLYMEN SERVING IN SPECIAL CAPACITY Chairman of legislative commission on public management systems ........................................................ 12,500 Chairman of legislative commission on science and technology ..................................................... 12,500 Co-chairman of the legislative commission on water resource needs of New York state and Long Island ......... no allowance [Co-chairman of the legislative task force on EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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