senate Bill S1651

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes a procedure for a people's veto of laws enacted by the legislature

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 19, 2014 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 13, 2014 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Feb 06, 2013 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 11, 2013 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 09, 2013 referred to judiciary

S1651 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3118
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Add Art 1 ยง19, Constn
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4866, A2089
2009-2010: S7325, A10193

S1651 - Summary

Establishes a procedure for a people's veto of laws enacted by the legislature.

S1651 - Sponsor Memo

S1651 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1651

                       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 Judiciary

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing an amendment to article 1 of the constitution, in relation  to
  establishing  a  procedure  for a people's veto of laws enacted by the
  legislature

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That article  1  of  the
constitution be amended by adding a new section 19 to read as follows:
  S  19.  PEOPLE'S  VETO.  1.  PETITION PROCEDURE; PETITION FOR PEOPLE'S
VETO. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER SECTION  OF  THIS  CONSTITUTION  TO  THE
CONTRARY,  UPON  A  WRITTEN  PETITION  OF THE ELECTORS OF THE STATE, THE
NUMBER OF WHICH SHALL NOT BE LESS THAN 5 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL  VOTE  FOR
GOVERNOR CAST IN THE LAST GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION PRECEDING THE FILING OF
SUCH  PETITION,  FILED  IN  THE  OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE, ON OR
BEFORE THE NINETIETH DAY AFTER A BILL SHALL HAVE BECOME LAW PURSUANT  TO
ARTICLE  4,  SECTION  7  OF THIS CONSTITUTION, WHICH INCREASES, EXTENDS,
IMPOSES, OR REVIVES ANY TAX, FEE, ASSESSMENT,  SURCHARGE  OR  ANY  OTHER
SUCH LEVY OR COLLECTION, REQUESTING THAT SUCH LAW OR PART OR PARTS THER-
EOF, BE REFERRED TO THE PEOPLE, SUCH LAW OR PART OR PARTS THEREOF AS ARE
SPECIFIED IN SUCH PETITION SHALL NOT TAKE EFFECT UNTIL 30 DAYS AFTER THE
GOVERNOR  SHALL HAVE ANNOUNCED BY PUBLIC PROCLAMATION THAT THE SAME HAVE
BEEN RATIFIED BY A MAJORITY OF THE ELECTORS VOTING THEREON AT A  GENERAL
ELECTION.  AT  LEAST  ONE-HALF  OF THE SIGNATURES SHALL BE FROM ELECTORS
RESIDING OUTSIDE OF A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE.
  2. EFFECT OF REFERENDUM. THE EFFECT OF ANY LAW OR PART OR PARTS THERE-
OF AS ARE SPECIFIED IN SUCH PETITION SHALL BE SUSPENDED UPON THE  FILING
OF  SUCH PETITION. IF IT IS LATER FINALLY DETERMINED, IN ACCORDANCE WITH
ANY PROCEDURE ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE, PURSUANT TO THE  CONSTITUTION,
THAT  SUCH PETITION WAS INVALID, SUCH LAW OR PART OR PARTS THEREOF SHALL
THEN TAKE EFFECT UPON THE DAY FOLLOWING SUCH FINAL DETERMINATION.

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

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