senate Bill S3253A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for regulation of delegates to a constitutional convention, their election, and public financing for such elections

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 24, 2014 print number 3253a
amend and recommit to elections
Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
Jan 31, 2013 referred to elections

S3253 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6-136, 7-104 & 14-114, redesig Art 14 §§14-100 - 14-130 to be Title I, add Title head, Art 14 Title 2 §§14-200 - 14-216, El L; amd §§1-c, 1-f & 1-o, Leg L; amd §73-a, Pub Off L; add §81, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2896A
2009-2010: A4146

S3253 - Summary

Provides for regulation of delegates to a constitutional convention, their election, and public financing for such elections.

S3253 - Sponsor Memo

S3253 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3253

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the election law, the legislative law, the public  offi-
  cers  law and the state finance law, in relation to the nomination and
  election of delegates to a constitutional convention

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings.  The  legislature hereby finds and
declares that the power of the people of this state to call a  constitu-
tional  convention  to  periodically reevaluate their social contract is
one of the great democratic mechanisms in existence.   It is  important,
however,  to  ensure that the people of this state are fully represented
and have fair access to this important process.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 and the opening  paragraph  and  paragraph  (h)  of
subdivision  2  of  section  6-136 of the election law, subdivision 1 as
amended by chapter 200 of the laws of 1996,  the  opening  paragraph  of
subdivision  2  as  amended by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994 and para-
graph (h) of subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 79 of the laws of 1992,
are amended and three new subdivisions 2-a, 4 and 5 are added to read as
follows:
  1. Petitions for any office to be filled by the voters of  the  entire
state,  EXCEPT THE OFFICE OF DELEGATE-AT-LARGE TO A CONVENTION TO REVISE
AND AMEND THE STATE CONSTITUTION,  must  be  signed  by  not  less  than
fifteen  thousand  or  five  per  centum, whichever is less, of the then
enrolled voters of the party in the state (excluding voters in  inactive
status), of whom not less than one hundred or five per centum, whichever
is less, of such enrolled voters shall reside in each of one-half of the
congressional districts of the state.  PETITIONS FOR THE OFFICE OF DELE-
GATE-AT-LARGE TO A CONVENTION TO REVISE AND AMEND THE STATE CONSTITUTION
MUST  BE  SIGNED  BY NOT LESS THAN FIVE THOUSAND OR TWO AND ONE-HALF PER
CENTUM, WHICHEVER IS LESS, OF SUCH ENROLLED VOTERS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01049-01-3

S3253A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6-136, 7-104 & 14-114, redesig Art 14 §§14-100 - 14-130 to be Title I, add Title head, Art 14 Title 2 §§14-200 - 14-216, El L; amd §§1-c, 1-f & 1-o, Leg L; amd §73-a, Pub Off L; add §81, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2896A
2009-2010: A4146

S3253A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for regulation of delegates to a constitutional convention, their election, and public financing for such elections.

S3253A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3253A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3253--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Elections in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, the legislative law, the public  offi-
  cers  law and the state finance law, in relation to the nomination and
  election of delegates to a constitutional convention

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings.  The  legislature hereby finds and
declares that the power of the people of this state to call a  constitu-
tional  convention  to  periodically reevaluate their social contract is
one of the great democratic mechanisms in existence.   It is  important,
however,  to  ensure that the people of this state are fully represented
and have fair access to this important process.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 and the opening  paragraph  and  paragraph  (h)  of
subdivision  2  of  section  6-136 of the election law, subdivision 1 as
amended by chapter 200 of the laws of 1996,  the  opening  paragraph  of
subdivision  2  as  amended by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994 and para-
graph (h) of subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 79 of the laws of 1992,
are amended and three new subdivisions 2-a, 4 and 5 are added to read as
follows:
  1. Petitions for any office to be filled by the voters of  the  entire
state,  EXCEPT THE OFFICE OF DELEGATE-AT-LARGE TO A CONVENTION TO REVISE
AND AMEND THE STATE CONSTITUTION,  must  be  signed  by  not  less  than
fifteen  thousand  or  five  per  centum, whichever is less, of the then
enrolled voters of the party in the state (excluding voters in  inactive
status), of whom not less than one hundred or five per centum, whichever
is less, of such enrolled voters shall reside in each of one-half of the
congressional districts of the state.  PETITIONS FOR THE OFFICE OF DELE-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01049-03-4

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