|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to elections|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to elections|
senate Bill S712
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S712 - Details
S712 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S712 TITLE OF BILL: An act to provide for a referendum on the question "Do you support the division of New York into two separate states?"; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE: To allow individual counties to place an initiative on their ballot to poll their citizens as to whether they support the division of New York into two separate states. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would permit the county board of elections of each county in New York State, at the request of the county legislature or other similar governing body, to place a non-binding initiative on their county ballot, before December 31, 2011, as to whether the citizens of the county would support the division of New York into two separate states. EFFECTS OF PRESENT LAW WHICH THIS BILL WOULD ALTER: This bill creates a new unconsolidated law which would be automatically repealed and expire on January 1, 2012.
S712 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 712 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 Elections AN ACT to provide for a referendum on the question "Do you support the division of New York into two separate states?"; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. At the request of the county legislature or other similar governing body of any county, there shall be submitted by the board of elections of such county to the voters of such county at a general election held on or before December 31, 2012 the following question: "Do you support the division of New York into two separate states?" S 2. Such question shall be submitted in the manner provided in the election law, and the provisions of such law, not inconsistent with this act, relating to the submission of and to the taking, counting and returning of the vote and canvassing the results upon a question submit- ted pursuant to law to the voters of the state shall apply to the ques- tion herein required to be submitted. The ballots shall be in such form as prescribed by such law. When a board of elections shall have completed its canvass of the results of the vote upon such question, it shall forthwith certify the results of the vote upon such question to the secretary of the senate and clerk of the assembly. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire January 1, 2013 when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be deemed repealed. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01938-01-1
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