|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 28, 2014||held for consideration in judiciary|
|May 06, 2014||opinion referred to judiciary|
|Apr 11, 2014||to attorney-general for opinion|
|Apr 09, 2014||referred to judiciary|
assembly Bill A9322
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A9322 (ACTIVE) - Details
A9322 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9322 I N A S S E M B L Y April 9, 2014 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. JOHNS -- read once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing the addition of a new article 20 to the constitution, in relation to providing for initiative Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That article 20 of the constitution be renumbered article 21 and a new article 20 be added to read as follows: ARTICLE XX INITIATIVE SECTION 1. 1. THE INITIATIVE IS THE POWER OF THE ELECTORS TO PROPOSE STATUTES AND AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION AND TO ADOPT OR REJECT THEM. 2. AN INITIATIVE MEASURE MAY BE PROPOSED BY PRESENTING TO THE SECRE- TARY OF STATE A PETITION THAT SETS FORTH THE TEXT OF THE PROPOSED STAT- UTE OR AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION HAVING STATEWIDE SIGNIFICANCE AND IS CERTIFIED TO HAVE BEEN SIGNED BY FIFTY THOUSAND ELECTORS. 3. THE PROPOSED STATUTE OR AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION SHALL HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY INTRODUCED DURING A LEGISLATIVE SESSION OF THE STATE. 4. THE SECRETARY OF STATE SHALL THEN SUBMIT THE MEASURE AT THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION HELD AT LEAST ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE DAYS AFTER IT QUALIFIES OR AT ANY SPECIAL STATEWIDE ELECTION HELD PRIOR TO THAT GENER- AL ELECTION. THE GOVERNOR MAY CALL A SPECIAL STATEWIDE ELECTION FOR THE MEASURE. 5. AN INITIATIVE MEASURE EMBRACING MORE THAN ONE SUBJECT MAY NOT BE SUBMITTED TO THE ELECTORS OR HAVE ANY EFFECT. 6. AN INITIATIVE MEASURE SHALL NOT INCLUDE OR EXCLUDE ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE FROM THE APPLICATION OR EFFECT OF ITS PROVISIONS BASED UPON APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL OF THE INITIATIVE MEASURE, OR BASED UPON THE CASTING OF A SPECIFIED PERCENTAGE OF VOTES IN FAVOR OF THE MEASURE, BY THE ELECTORS OF THAT POLITICAL SUBDIVISION. 7. AN INITIATIVE MEASURE SHALL NOT CONTAIN ALTERNATIVE OR CUMULATIVE PROVISIONS WHEREIN ONE OR MORE OF THOSE PROVISIONS WOULD BECOME LAW DEPENDING UPON THE CASTING OF A SPECIFIED PERCENTAGE OF VOTES FOR OR AGAINST THE MEASURE. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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