senate Bill S3498

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits the passage of bills by the legislature between the hours of midnight and eight o'clock a.m. unless two-thirds of the legislature is present and requires two-thirds approval for messages of necessity

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Feb 11, 2014 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 13, 2014 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Mar 04, 2013 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 06, 2013 to attorney-general for opinion
Feb 04, 2013 referred to judiciary

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S3498 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4762
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 ยง14, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A9854

S3498 - Summary

Prohibits the passage of bills by the legislature between the hours of midnight and eight o'clock a.m. unless 2/3 of the legislature is present; requires two-thirds approval for messages of necessity.

S3498 - Sponsor Memo

S3498 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3498

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  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 14 of article 3 of  the  constitution,
  in  relation  to prohibiting the passage of bills between the hours of
  midnight and eight o'clock a.m.  and requiring two-thirds approval for
  messages of necessity

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 14 of arti-
cle 3 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  S 14. No bill shall be passed or become a law:
  A. unless it shall have  been  printed  and  upon  the  desks  of  the
members,  in  its  final  form, at least three calendar legislative days
prior to its final passage, unless the governor, or the acting governor,
shall have certified, under his or her hand and the seal of  the  state,
the  facts  which  in  his  or her opinion necessitate an immediate vote
thereon AND TWO-THIRDS OF THE MEMBERS ELECTED  TO  EACH  BRANCH  OF  THE
LEGISLATURE  ASSENT  TO SUCH FACTS THAT NECESSITATE SUCH IMMEDIATE VOTE,
in which case it must nevertheless be upon the desks of the  members  in
final  form,  not  necessarily  printed,  before its final passage; [nor
shall any bill be passed or become a law,]
  B. except by the assent of a majority of the members elected  to  each
branch of the legislature;
  C.    BETWEEN  THE HOURS OF MIDNIGHT AND EIGHT O'CLOCK A.M.; PROVIDED,
HOWEVER THAT THIS PROVISION MAY BE WAIVED UPON THE ASSENT OF  TWO-THIRDS
OF THE MEMBERS ELECTED TO EACH BRANCH OF THE LEGISLATURE; and
  D.  upon  the  last  reading  of a bill, no amendment thereof shall be
allowed, and the question upon its final passage shall  be  taken  imme-
diately thereafter, and the ayes and nays entered on the journal.
  S 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing be referred
to  the  first  regular  legislative  session  convening  after the next
succeeding general election of members of the assembly, and, in conform-
ity with section 1 of article 19 of the constitution, be published for 3
months previous to the time of such election.

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

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