senate Bill S2729

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the city council in cities with a population of one million or more to prevent a proposed new charter, amendment or amendments from being placed on the ballot for submission to electors

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Jan 23, 2013 referred to cities

S2729 - Details

Law Section:
Municipal Home Rule Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง36, Munic Home R L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3600
2009-2010: S7216A

S2729 - Summary

Authorizes the city council in cities with a population of one million or more to prevent a proposed new charter amendment or amendments from being placed on the ballot for submission to electors.

S2729 - Sponsor Memo

S2729 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2729

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the municipal home rule law, in relation to  authorizing
  the city council in cities with a population of one million or more to
  prevent  a  proposed  new  charter, amendment or amendments from being
  placed on the ballot for submission to electors

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 5 of section 36 of the municipal home rule law
is amended by adding a new paragraph (b-1) to read as follows:
  (B-1) IN A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, WITHIN THREE
DAYS OF THE FILING OF A NEW CHARTER, AMENDMENT OR AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO
PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE CITY CLERK SHALL NOTIFY THE  CITY
COUNCIL  OF  SUCH  FILING.  WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF SUCH NOTIFICATION, THE
CITY COUNCIL MAY, BY A VOTE OF TWO-THIRDS OF THE MEMBERS OF  SUCH  COUN-
CIL,  PREVENT  SUCH  PROPOSED  NEW CHARTER, AMENDMENT OR AMENDMENTS FROM
BEING PLACED ON THE BALLOT FOR SUBMISSION THEREOF TO THE ELECTORS OF THE
CITY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05547-01-3

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