senate Bill S2041

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the procedural continuity of legislation during the two-year session

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations
Jan 09, 2013 referred to investigations and government operations

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S2041 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6394
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง42-a, Leg L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3061, A4694
2009-2010: S2891, A6073

S2041 - Summary

Provides that bills which have reached order of third reading but which shall not have been acted on by the house before the end of the first year of the two-year legislative session shall maintain its place on the order of third reading until the house shall act on such bill or until the end of the two-year legislative session unless such bill shall have been amended, in which case such bill may be referred back to a standing committee for reconsideration; sets forth exceptions for budget bills, bills requiring a home rule message, constitutional amendments and bills requiring a fiscal note.

S2041 - Sponsor Memo

S2041 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2041

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. BONACIC, VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Investigations
  and Government Operations

AN  ACT  to  amend the legislative law, in relation to the continuity of
  legislative sessions

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent. The legislature finds that while New
York and most other states operate on  two-year  legislative  calendars,
only  the  legislature  of  the  state of New York interrupts procedural
continuity of legislation during the  two-year  session.  This  practice
commonly  requires  the  reconsideration  and  readoption of hundreds of
bills during the  second  year  which  were  previously  considered  and
adopted  during  the  first  year.  The legislature determines that this
practice is usually unnecessary and  expends  time  and  taxpayer  money
which could be better spent addressing other important legislative busi-
ness.  The  legislature  therefore  declares  its intent to preserve the
procedural continuity of  all  bills  within  the  biennial  legislative
session.
  S  2.  The  legislative law is amended by adding a new section 42-a to
read as follows:
  S 42-A. CONTINUITY OF LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS. 1. UPON PASSAGE OF A  BILL
BY  ONE  HOUSE OF THE LEGISLATURE, SUCH BILL SHALL AUTOMATICALLY BE SENT
TO THE APPROPRIATE COMMITTEE IN THE OTHER HOUSE FOR ACTION ON SUCH BILL,
WHERE THAT HOUSE MAY ACT ON THE BILL AT ANY TIME DURING THE REMAINDER OF
THE BIENNIAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION.
  2. NO BILL REPORTED BY A STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE SENATE OR  ASSEMBLY
SHALL  BE  REFERRED  BACK  TO THAT COMMITTEE UNLESS SUCH BILL SHALL HAVE
BEEN AMENDED.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05939-01-3

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