senate Bill S712

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for a referendum on the question "Do you support the division of New York into two separate states? "

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to elections
Jan 05, 2011 referred to elections


S712 - Details

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Law Section:
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3526, A8213

S712 - Summary

Provides for a referendum on the question "Do you support the division of New York into two separate states?"

S712 - Sponsor Memo

S712 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             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


  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

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


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