senate Bill S6698

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Creates the independent redistricting commission to establish senate, assembly and congressional districts

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A9526 - Passed Senate & Assembly

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 15, 2012 delivered to secretary of state
Mar 14, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.364
substituted for s6698
Mar 14, 2012 substituted by a9526
ordered to third reading cal.364
Mar 11, 2012 to attorney-general for opinion
referred to rules


S6698 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 §§4 & 5, add §5-b, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S2107, A2086

S6698 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the independent redistricting commission to establish senate, assembly and congressional districts.

S6698 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6698 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 11, 2012

Introduced  by  Sen.  SKELOS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules


proposing an amendment to article 3 of the constitution, in relation  to
  the establishment of the independent redistricting commission

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That sections 4 and 5 of
article 3 of the constitution be amended, and a new section 5-b be added
to read as follows:
  S 4. (A) Except as herein otherwise provided, the federal census taken
in the year nineteen hundred thirty and each federal census taken decen-
nially  thereafter  shall be controlling as to the number of inhabitants
in the state or any part thereof for the purposes of  the  apportionment
of  members  of  assembly  and  readjustment or alteration of senate and
assembly districts next occurring, in so far  as  such  census  and  the
tabulation  thereof  purport to give the information necessary therefor.
The legislature, by law, shall provide for the making and tabulation  by
state  authorities  of  an  enumeration of the inhabitants of the entire
state to be used for such purposes, instead of a federal census, if  the
taking  of  a  federal  census  in any tenth year from the year nineteen
hundred thirty be omitted or if the federal census  fails  to  show  the
number  of  aliens  or  Indians  not  taxed. If a federal census, though
giving the requisite information as to the state at large, fails to give
the information as to  any  civil  or  territorial  divisions  which  is
required  to  be known for such purposes, the legislature, by law, shall
provide for such an enumeration of the inhabitants of such parts of  the
state only as may be necessary, which shall supersede in part the feder-
al  census  and  be used in connection therewith for such purposes.  The
legislature, by law, may provide in its discretion for an enumeration by
state authorities of the inhabitants of the state, to be used  for  such
purposes,  in  place of a federal census, when the return of a decennial
federal census is delayed so that it is not available at  the  beginning
of  the  regular session of the legislature in the second year after the
year nineteen hundred thirty or after any tenth year therefrom, or if an
apportionment of members of assembly and readjustment or  alteration  of
senate districts is not made at or before such a session. At the regular

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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