senate Bill S5512

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for the recall power of the electors to remove an elective officer

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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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
Jun 18, 2013 opinion referred to judiciary
Jun 04, 2013 to attorney-general for opinion
May 16, 2013 referred to judiciary

S5512 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6161A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 20 to be Art 21, add Art 20 ยงยง1 - 6, Constn

S5512 - Summary

Provides for the recall power of the electors to remove an elective officer.

S5512 - Sponsor Memo

S5512 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  5512

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

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

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing  the  addition  of  a  new  article 20 to the constitution, in
  relation to providing for recall of an elective officer

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That article 20  of  the
constitution  be  renumbered article 21 and a new article 20 be added to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE XX
                                 RECALL
  SECTION 1.  RECALL IS THE POWER OF  CITIZENS  TO  REMOVE  AN  ELECTIVE
OFFICER.
  S  2.  A. RECALL OF A STATE OFFICER IS INITIATED BY A REGISTERED VOTER
REGISTERING HIS OR HER INTENT TO INITIATE A RECALL OF A  STATE  OFFICIAL
WITH  THE  STATE  BOARD  OF ELECTIONS. INTENT TO INITIATE A RECALL SHALL
INCLUDE A REASON FOR RECALL. SUFFICIENCY OF REASON  IS  NOT  REVIEWABLE.
PROPONENTS  HAVE  NINETY  DAYS  FROM  THE  REGISTERING OF INTENT TO FILE
SUFFICIENT PETITIONS.
  B. A PETITION TO RECALL A STATEWIDE OFFICER SHALL BE  SUFFICIENT  WHEN
SIGNED  BY  REGISTERED VOTERS EQUAL IN NUMBER TO AT LEAST TWENTY PERCENT
OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF VOTERS TO VOTE IN THE PREVIOUS ELECTION  FOR  THE
OFFICE, WITH SIGNATURES FROM EACH OF THE COUNTIES WITHIN THE STATE EQUAL
IN  NUMBER TO AT LEAST ONE PERCENT OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF VOTERS TO VOTE
IN THE PREVIOUS ELECTION FOR THE OFFICE IN THE  COUNTY.  A  PETITION  TO
RECALL  SENATORS  AND  MEMBERS  OF THE ASSEMBLY SHALL BE SUFFICIENT WHEN
SIGNED BY REGISTERED VOTERS EQUAL IN NUMBER TO AT LEAST  TWENTY  PERCENT
OF  THE  TOTAL NUMBER OF VOTERS TO VOTE IN THE PREVIOUS ELECTION FOR THE
OFFICE IN THE SENATE OR ASSEMBLY DISTRICT. THERE SHALL BE NO ABILITY  TO
RECALL  OFFICERS  SERVING  IN  THE OFFICE OF JUDGE. SUFFICIENT PETITIONS
SHALL BE CERTIFIED BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS.
  C. THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL MAINTAIN A CONTINUOUS  COUNT  OF
THE SIGNATURES CERTIFIED TO THAT OFFICE.

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

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