senate Bill S1683

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires two-thirds vote of legislature for any change in tax rates, budget bills and appropriations

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Feb 19, 2014 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 28, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 13, 2014 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Jun 04, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Feb 06, 2013 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 11, 2013 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 09, 2013 referred to judiciary

Votes

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Jan 28, 2014 - Judiciary committee Vote

S1683
13
6
committee
13
Aye
6
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 4, 2013 - Judiciary committee Vote

S1683
16
5
committee
16
Aye
5
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S1683 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4774
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 ยง14, Constn
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1919A, A8230
2009-2010: A1073

S1683 - Bill Texts

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Requires approval by 2/3 vote of membership of the senate and assembly voting separately to increase or decrease any tax rate, impose a new state tax, extend or delete existing state tax.

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BILL NUMBER:S1683

TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
proposing an amendment to section 14 of article 3 of the constitution,
in relation to the procedure for voting increases in the rate of state
taxes

PURPOSE: Requires two-thirds vote of legislature for any increase,
extension, imposition or restoration of any tax, fee, assessment,
surcharge or any other such levy change except to any bill which
results from the passage of a home rule message.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This legislation is a constitutional amendment
which would require a two-thirds majority vote, rather than a simple
majority vote in the Senate and Assembly for any increase, extension,
imposition or restoration of any tax, fee, assessment, surcharge or
any other such levy change.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently, only a majority vote is required for
legislation to be passed which raises new revenue. This legislation
would require broad and overwhelming support for any revenue increase
to ensure that the increased revenue was truly vital to the entire
State. It will be one more tool in restraining runaway budget spending
and will help curtail the use of New York's taxpayers as the State's
ATM.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011 - Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Will force the State to live within its current
means.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Resolved (if the assembly concur), That the foregoing
amendments be referred to the first regular legislative session
convening after the next succeeding general election of members of the
assembly, and, in conformity with section 1 of article 19 of the
constitution, be published for 3 months previous to the time of such
election.

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

                                  1683

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ZELDIN -- 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 section 14 of article 3 of  the  constitution,
  in relation to the procedure for voting increases in the rate of state
  taxes

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 14 of arti-
cle 3 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  S  14.  No  bill  shall be passed or become a law unless it shall have
been printed and upon the desks of the members, in its  final  form,  at
least three calendar legislative days prior to its final passage, unless
the governor, or the acting governor, shall have certified, under his or
her  hand and the seal of the state, the facts which in his or her opin-
ion necessitate an immediate vote thereon, in which case it must  never-
theless  be upon the desks of the members in final form, not necessarily
printed, before its  final  passage;  nor  shall  any  bill,  EXCEPT  AS
PROVIDED  HEREIN,  be  passed or become a law, except by the assent of a
majority of the members elected to each branch of the  legislature;  NOR
SHALL  ANY  BILL  WHICH INCREASES, EXTENDS, IMPOSES, OR REVIVES ANY TAX,
FEE, ASSESSMENT, SURCHARGE OR ANY OTHER SUCH LEVY OR COLLECTION,  EXCEPT
ANY  BILL WHICH RESULTS FROM THE PASSAGE OF A HOME RULE MESSAGE PURSUANT
TO SECTION TWO OF ARTICLE NINE OF THIS CONSTITUTION, BE PASSED OR BECOME
A LAW, EXCEPT BY THE ASSENT OF TWO-THIRDS OF THE MEMBERS ELECTED TO EACH
BRANCH OF THE LEGISLATURE VOTING SEPARATELY; and upon the  last  reading
of  a bill, no amendment thereof shall be allowed, and the question upon
its final passage shall be taken immediately thereafter,  and  the  ayes
and nays entered on the journal.
  S  2.  Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment
be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
next succeeding general election of members of  the  assembly,  and,  in
conformity  with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution, be
published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD89010-01-3

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