|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 23, 2014||referred to election law|
|Jun 20, 2014||delivered to assembly|
|May 07, 2014||advanced to third reading|
|May 06, 2014||2nd report cal.|
|May 05, 2014||1st report cal.498|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to elections|
|Oct 18, 2013||referred to rules|
senate Bill S5959
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5959 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Election Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §4-108, rpld sub 3, El L
S5959 - Summary
Provides that the language used in a proposed amendment, proposition or question to be submitted to the people for approval shall be in the legislation authorizing such submission.
S5959 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5959 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to language used in a proposed amendment, proposition or question to be submitted to the people for their approval; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto PURPOSE: This bill would ensure that the same language to be printed on the ballot for public referendum be included in the enabling legislation. JUSTIFICATION: During the 2013 legislative session, final approval of enabling legislation was granted for a casino gambling referendum to be placed on the ballot and decided by the voters in November of 2013. Due to existing law which does not require that the same referendum language which is to appear on the ballot be included in the enabling legislation, it was not included by the Legislature. Several organizations subsequently objected to the referendum language which was approved by the State Board of Elections and ultimately challenged that language in the Courts. This legislation would require that the same referendum language to be printed on the ballot must be included in the proposed enabling legislation.
S5959 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5959 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E October 18, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to language used in a proposed amendment, proposition or question to be submitted to the people for their approval; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 4-108 of the election law, as amended by chapter 136 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows: 2. The form in which the proposed amendment, proposition or question is to be submitted shall consist of only an abbreviated title indicating generally and briefly, and in a clear and coherent manner using words with common and every-day meanings, the subject matter of the amendment, proposition or question. SUCH FORM OF SUBMISSION SHALL BE SET FORTH IN THE LEGISLATION AUTHORIZING THE SUBMISSION OF SUCH AMENDMENT, PROPOSI- TION OR QUESTION TO THE PEOPLE FOR THEIR APPROVAL. If more than one such amendment, proposition or question is to be voted upon at such election, each such amendment, proposition or question respectively shall be sepa- rately and consecutively numbered. S 2. Subdivision 3 of section 4-108 of the election law is REPEALED. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11955-03-3
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