senate Bill S4417A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Allows satisfaction of constitutional requirement that bills be on members desks by distribution of bills in electronically written form

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 26, 2013 delivered to secretary of state
Jun 20, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1528
substituted for s4417a
Jun 20, 2013 substituted by a7868
ordered to third reading cal.1528
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 05, 2013 print number 4417a
amend and recommit to judiciary
Apr 25, 2013 opinion referred to judiciary
Apr 01, 2013 to attorney-general for opinion
Mar 27, 2013 referred to judiciary

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S4417 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7868
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 §14, Constn
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S357A, A1526, A5274A
2009-2010: S360, A1260A, A6340A

S4417 - Summary

Allows satisfaction of constitutional requirement that bills be on members desks prior to passage/voting by distribution of bills in electronically written form; provides that a bill shall be deemed to be printed and upon the desks of the members if: it is set forth in a legible electronic format by electronic means, and it is available for review in such format at the desks of the members; provides that "electronic means" means any method of transmission of information between computers or other machines designed for the purpose of sending and receiving such transmissions and which: allows the recipient to reproduce the information transmitted in a tangible medium of expression; and does not permit additions, deletions or other changes to be made without leaving an adequate record thereof.

S4417 - Sponsor Memo

S4417 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4417

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 27, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- 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 the manner of passing bills

  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 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 opin-
ion necessitate an immediate vote thereon, in which case it must  never-
theless  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, except by the assent of a majority of the members elected
to each branch of the legislature; and upon the last reading of a  bill,
no  amendment  thereof shall be allowed, and the question upon its final
passage shall be taken immediately thereafter, and  the  ayes  and  nays
entered on the journal.
  FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, A BILL SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE PRINTED AND
UPON THE DESKS OF THE MEMBERS IF: IT IS SET FORTH IN A LEGIBLE ELECTRON-
IC  FORMAT  BY  ELECTRONIC MEANS, AND IT IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW IN SUCH
FORMAT AT THE DESKS OF THE MEMBERS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION  "ELEC-
TRONIC  MEANS"  MEANS  ANY METHOD OF TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION BETWEEN
COMPUTERS OR OTHER MACHINES DESIGNED FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  SENDING  AND
RECEIVING   SUCH  TRANSMISSIONS  AND  WHICH:  ALLOWS  THE  RECIPIENT  TO
REPRODUCE  THE  INFORMATION  TRANSMITTED  IN  A   TANGIBLE   MEDIUM   OF
EXPRESSION; AND DOES NOT PERMIT ADDITIONS, DELETIONS OR OTHER CHANGES TO
BE MADE WITHOUT LEAVING AN ADEQUATE RECORD THEREOF.
  S  2.  Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment
be submitted to the people for approval at the general  election  to  be
held  in the year 2013 in accordance with the provisions of the election
law.

S4417A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7868
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 §14, Constn
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S357A, A1526, A5274A
2009-2010: S360, A1260A, A6340A

S4417A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows satisfaction of constitutional requirement that bills be on members desks prior to passage/voting by distribution of bills in electronically written form; provides that a bill shall be deemed to be printed and upon the desks of the members if: it is set forth in a legible electronic format by electronic means, and it is available for review in such format at the desks of the members; provides that "electronic means" means any method of transmission of information between computers or other machines designed for the purpose of sending and receiving such transmissions and which: allows the recipient to reproduce the information transmitted in a tangible medium of expression; and does not permit additions, deletions or other changes to be made without leaving an adequate record thereof.

S4417A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4417A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4417--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 27, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary --  commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing an amendment to section 14 of article 3 of  the  constitution,
  in relation to the manner of passing bills

  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 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 opin-
ion necessitate an immediate vote thereon, in which case it must  never-
theless  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, except by the assent of a majority of the members elected
to each branch of the legislature; and upon the last reading of a  bill,
no  amendment  thereof shall be allowed, and the question upon its final
passage shall be taken immediately thereafter, and  the  ayes  and  nays
entered on the journal.
  FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, A BILL SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE PRINTED AND
UPON THE DESKS OF THE MEMBERS IF: IT IS SET FORTH IN A LEGIBLE ELECTRON-
IC  FORMAT  BY  ELECTRONIC MEANS, AND IT IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW IN SUCH
FORMAT AT THE DESKS OF THE MEMBERS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION  "ELEC-
TRONIC  MEANS"  MEANS  ANY METHOD OF TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION BETWEEN
COMPUTERS OR OTHER MACHINES DESIGNED FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  SENDING  AND
RECEIVING   SUCH  TRANSMISSIONS  AND  WHICH:  ALLOWS  THE  RECIPIENT  TO
REPRODUCE  THE  INFORMATION  TRANSMITTED  IN  A   TANGIBLE   MEDIUM   OF
EXPRESSION; AND DOES NOT PERMIT ADDITIONS, DELETIONS OR OTHER CHANGES TO
BE MADE WITHOUT LEAVING AN ADEQUATE RECORD THEREOF.

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

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