senate Bill S2763

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Proposes an amendment to the constitution providing the electors with the power of initiative, indirect initiative and referendum

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Feb 19, 2014 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 13, 2014 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Feb 21, 2013 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 28, 2013 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 23, 2013 referred to judiciary

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S2763 - Details

Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 20 to be Art 21, add Art 20 ยงยง1 - 8, Constn
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4001
2009-2010: S3525

S2763 - Summary

Proposes an amendment to the constitution providing the electors with the power of initiative, indirect initiative and referendum.

S2763 - Sponsor Memo

S2763 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2763

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RANZENHOFER, DeFRANCISCO, GOLDEN, LARKIN, O'MARA,
  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 the constitution, in relation to providing the
  electors  with the power of initiative, indirect initiative and refer-
  endum

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That article 20  of  the
constitution  be  renumbered  to  be  article 21 and a new article 20 be
added to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE XX
             INITIATIVE, INDIRECT INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
  SECTION 1. A. THE LEGISLATIVE POWERS OF THIS STATE SHALL BE VESTED  IN
THE  SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, BUT THE PEOPLE RESERVE TO THEMSELVES THE POWER
TO PROPOSE LAWS AND TO PROPOSE AMENDMENTS TO THE  CONSTITUTION,  AND  TO
ADOPT  OR  REJECT  THE  SAME  AT  GENERAL ELECTIONS OR SPECIAL STATEWIDE
ELECTIONS CALLED BY THE  GOVERNOR  FOR  THOSE  PURPOSES  AS  HEREINAFTER
PROVIDED IN THIS ARTICLE.
  B.  THIS  ARTICLE  CONFERS ON THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THIS STATE THE
POWER TO PROPOSE LAWS AND TO PROPOSE AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION  AND
IT  IS  NOT  THE  INTENDMENT OF THIS ARTICLE TO IN ANY MANNER AFFECT THE
PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE NINETEEN OF THIS CONSTITUTION.
  S 2. A. AN INITIATIVE IS THE POWER OF THE ELECTORS TO  PROPOSE  AMEND-
MENTS  TO  THE  CONSTITUTION  AND TO PROPOSE LAWS AND TO ADOPT OR REJECT
THEM.
  B. AN INITIATIVE MEASURE MAY BE PROPOSED BY PRESENTING TO  THE  SECRE-
TARY  OF  STATE A PETITION THAT SETS FORTH THE TEXT OF A PROPOSED AMEND-
MENT TO THE CONSTITUTION AND IS CERTIFIED TO HAVE BEEN SIGNED  BY  ELEC-
TORS  EQUAL IN NUMBER TO NINE PER CENTUM OF THE NUMBER OF VOTES CAST FOR
ALL CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR AT THE LAST GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION.
  C. (1) AN INITIATIVE MEASURE MAY BE  PROPOSED  BY  PRESENTING  TO  THE
SECRETARY OF STATE A PETITION THAT SETS FORTH THE TEXT OF A PROPOSED LAW

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

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