senate Bill S1969

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for special elections for the offices of comptroller and attorney general for vacancies during a term

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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

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S1969 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1242
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 5 ยง1, Constn
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3266, A4348
2009-2010: S2930, A580

S1969 - Summary

Provides for special elections for the offices of comptroller and attorney general for vacancies during a term.

S1969 - Sponsor Memo

S1969 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1969

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. GRIFFO, DeFRANCISCO, LARKIN, 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 section 1 of article 5 of the constitution, in
  relation to providing for special elections to  fill  the  offices  of
  comptroller and attorney general

  Section  1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 1 of arti-
cle 5 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  Section 1. [The] EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED  IN  THIS  SECTION,  THE
comptroller  and  attorney-general  shall  be chosen at the same general
election as the governor and hold office for the same  term,  and  shall
possess  the  qualifications  provided  in section 2 of article IV. [The
legislature shall provide for filling vacancies in the office  of  comp-
troller  and  of  attorney-general.  No  election of a comptroller or an
attorney-general shall be had except at the time of  electing  a  gover-
nor.]  WHERE A VACANCY OCCURS DURING A TERM OF THE COMPTROLLER OR ATTOR-
NEY GENERAL A SPECIAL ELECTION SHALL BE CONDUCTED TO FILL  SUCH  OFFICE.
The  comptroller  shall  be  required:  (1) to audit all vouchers before
payment and  all  official  accounts;  (2)  to  audit  the  accrual  and
collection of all revenues and receipts; and (3) to prescribe such meth-
ods  of accounting as are necessary for the performance of the foregoing
duties. The payment of any money of the state, or of any money under its
control, or the refund of any money paid to the state, except upon audit
by the comptroller, shall be void, and may be restrained upon  the  suit
of any taxpayer with the consent of the supreme court in appellate divi-
sion  on notice to the attorney-general. In such respect the legislature
shall define the powers and duties and may also assign to  him  or  her:
(1)  supervision  of  the  accounts  of any political subdivision of the
state; and (2) powers and duties pertaining to  or  connected  with  the
assessment  and  taxation  of  real  estate,  including determination of

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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