senate Bill S709

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for initiative and referendum in New York State for the People as electors to propose or reject laws and submit amendments to the state constitution

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  • Introduced
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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
Mar 06, 2012 advanced to third reading
Mar 05, 2012 2nd report cal.
Mar 01, 2012 1st report cal.261
Feb 08, 2012 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 09, 2012 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 07, 2011 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 27, 2011 opinion referred to judiciary
Mar 03, 2011 advanced to third reading
Mar 02, 2011 2nd report cal.
Mar 01, 2011 1st report cal.120
Jan 14, 2011 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 05, 2011 referred to judiciary

Votes

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Mar 1, 2012 - Judiciary committee Vote

S709
14
8
committee
14
Aye
8
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 1, 2011 - Judiciary committee Vote

S709
11
8
committee
11
Aye
8
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S709 - Details

Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 §§13, 14 & 16, Art 19 §1, Art 4 §7, ren Art 20 to be Art 21, add Art 20 §§1 - 11, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6429

S709 - Summary

Provides for initiative and referendum in New York State for the People as electors to propose or reject laws and submit amendments to the state constitution.

S709 - Sponsor Memo

S709 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   709

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

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

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing amendments to the constitution, in relation to  providing  the
  electors with the power of initiative and referendum

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 13 of arti-
cle 3 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  S  13.  The  enacting  clause of all bills shall be "The People of the
State of New York, represented in  Senate  and  Assembly,  do  enact  as
follows,"  and  no law shall be enacted except by bill; EXCEPT AS OTHER-
WISE PROVIDED IN ARTICLE TWENTY OF THIS CONSTITUTION.
  S 2. RESOLVED (if the Assembly concur), That section 14 of  article  3
of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  S  14. A. No bill shall be passed or become a law unless it shall have
been printed and upon the desks of the members, 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 opin-
ion necessitate an immediate vote thereon, in which case it must  never-
theless  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.
  B.  THIS  SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY INITIATIVE OR REFERENDUM THAT
IS SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE TWENTY OF THIS CONSTITUTION.
  S 3. RESOLVED (if the Assembly concur), That section 1 of  article  19
of the constitution be amended to read as follows:

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

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