senate Bill S6736

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the Redistricting Reform Act of 2012

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 15, 2012 approval memo.2
signed chap.17
delivered to governor
returned to senate
passed assembly
message of necessity - 3 day message
ordered to third reading rules cal.19
substituted for a9557
referred to governmental operations
referred to rules
Mar 14, 2012 delivered to assembly
passed senate
message of necessity - 3 day message
ordered to third reading cal.369

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S6736 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9557
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 6-A ยงยง93 & 94, Leg L

S6736 - Summary

Enacts the Redistricting Reform Act of 2012; establishes an independent redistricting commission to create redistricting plans for congressional and state legislative districts based on decennial federal census, which shall be considered by and voted upon by the state legislature.

S6736 - Sponsor Memo

S6736 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 6736                                                  A. 9557

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                             March 15, 2012
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sens. SKELOS, NOZZOLIO -- (at request of the
  Governor) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when  printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Rules

IN  ASSEMBLY  --  Introduced by M. of A. SILVER, ENGLEBRIGHT, WEINSTEIN,
  McENENY, GALEF -- (at request  of  the  Governor)  --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations

AN  ACT  to  amend  the legislative law, in relation to redistricting of
  congressional, senate and assembly districts

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  This  act  shall be known and may be cited as the "Redis-
tricting Reform Act of 2012."
  S 2. The legislative law is amended by adding a  new  article  6-A  to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 6-A
                     REDISTRICTING OF CONGRESSIONAL
                     AND STATE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS
SECTION 93. REDISTRICTING.
        94. INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION.
  S  93.  REDISTRICTING.  1.  THE  INDEPENDENT  REDISTRICTING COMMISSION
ESTABLISHED PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  NINETY-FOUR  OF  THIS  ARTICLE  SHALL
PREPARE A REDISTRICTING PLAN TO ESTABLISH SENATE, ASSEMBLY, AND CONGRES-
SIONAL  DISTRICTS EVERY TEN YEARS COMMENCING IN TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-ONE,
AND SHALL SUBMIT TO THE  LEGISLATURE  SUCH  PLAN  AND  THE  IMPLEMENTING
LEGISLATION  THEREFOR ON OR BEFORE JANUARY FIRST OR AS SOON AS PRACTICA-
BLE THEREAFTER BUT NO LATER THAN JANUARY FIFTEENTH IN THE YEAR ENDING IN
TWO BEGINNING IN TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-TWO.  THE REDISTRICTING  PLANS  FOR
THE  ASSEMBLY AND THE SENATE SHALL BE CONTAINED IN AND VOTED UPON BY THE
LEGISLATURE IN A SINGLE BILL, AND THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT PLAN MAY BE
INCLUDED IN THE SAME BILL IF THE LEGISLATURE CHOOSES  TO  DO  SO.    THE
IMPLEMENTING  LEGISLATION SHALL BE VOTED UPON, WITHOUT AMENDMENT, BY THE
SENATE OR THE ASSEMBLY WITHIN TEN DAYS OF THE PLAN'S SUBMISSION OR WITH-
IN TEN DAYS AFTER JANUARY FIRST IN A YEAR ENDING IN  TWO,  WHICHEVER  IS

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

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