senate Bill S1288

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for the submission to the people the question of whether or not to convene a constitutional convention

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
Jan 09, 2013 referred to elections

S1288 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Elections
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2680
2009-2010: S6088

S1288 - Summary

Provides for the submission to the people the question of whether or not to convene a constitutional convention for the sole and limited purposes of choosing a lieutenant governor in the event of a vacancy in office and for achieving real property tax law reform.

S1288 - Sponsor Memo

S1288 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1288

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to provide for the submission to the people of a  proposition  or
  question to convene a constitutional convention

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Pursuant to the provisions of section 2 of article  XIX  of
the  New York state constitution, the question "Shall there be a conven-
tion to revise the constitution and amend the  same  for  the  sole  and
limited  purposes  of  providing  for a process of choosing a lieutenant
governor in the event of a vacancy in such office and for achieving real
property tax law reform?" shall be  submitted  to  and  decided  by  the
people  of  the  state  at  the  general election to be held in the next
succeeding November after the effective date of this act.
  S 2. If the question stated in section one of this act is answered  in
the  affirmative  by  a  majority  of all votes cast for and against it,
decided in favor of a convention for such purpose,  the  procedures  and
provisions  of  section 2 of article XIX of the constitution shall apply
and be implemented, except that such convention shall only consider  and
submit  amendments to the constitution for the sole and limited purposes
of providing for a process of choosing  a  lieutenant  governor  in  the
event  of  a  vacancy in such office and for achieving real property tax
law reform.
  S 3. This  act  shall  take  effect  immediately;  provided  that  the
provisions  of  section two of this act shall not take effect unless and
until the question proposed in section one of this act shall  have  been
submitted  to  the people at the general election to be held in the next
succeeding November after the effective date of this act, and shall have
received a majority of all  votes  cast  for  and  against  it  at  such
election.    Upon  approval by the people, section two of this act shall

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

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