senate Bill S5959

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides that the language used in a proposed amendment, proposition or question to be submitted to the people for approval shall be the in the legislation authorizing such submission; repealer

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 23, 2014 referred to election law
Jun 20, 2014 delivered to assembly
passed senate
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

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S5959 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8722
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง4-108, 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

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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