assembly Bill A9322

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for initiative

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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

A9322 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 20 to be Art 21, add Art 20 ยงยง1 & 2, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A3756
2017-2018: A4074, A4236
2019-2020: A2636, A5938

A9322 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for initiative; empowers the electors with the ability to propose statutes and amendments to the constitution.

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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