senate Bill S2107

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates the independent redistricting commission to establish senate, assembly and congressional districts

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A2086 - Passed Senate & Assembly

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 19, 2013 delivered to secretary of state
Jan 23, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.2
substituted for s2107
Feb 15, 2013 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 23, 2013 substituted by a2086
Jan 22, 2013 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 14, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.2
Jan 11, 2013 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 10, 2013 referred to rules


S2107 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 §§4 & 5, add §5-b, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6698, A9526

S2107 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the independent redistricting commission to establish senate, assembly and congressional districts.

S2107 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2107 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2013

Introduced by Sens. SKELOS, KLEIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules


proposing  an amendment to article 3 of the constitution, in relation to
  the establishment of the independent redistricting commission

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That sections 4 and 5 of
article 3 of the constitution be amended, and a new section 5-b be added
to read as follows:
  S 4. (A) Except as herein otherwise provided, the federal census taken
in the year nineteen hundred thirty and each federal census taken decen-
nially thereafter shall be controlling as to the number  of  inhabitants
in  the  state or any part thereof for the purposes of the apportionment
of members of assembly and readjustment  or  alteration  of  senate  and
assembly  districts  next  occurring,  in  so far as such census and the
tabulation thereof purport to give the information  necessary  therefor.
The  legislature, by law, shall provide for the making and tabulation by
state authorities of an enumeration of the  inhabitants  of  the  entire
state  to be used for such purposes, instead of a federal census, if the
taking of a federal census in any tenth  year  from  the  year  nineteen
hundred  thirty  be  omitted  or if the federal census fails to show the
number of aliens or Indians not  taxed.  If  a  federal  census,  though
giving the requisite information as to the state at large, fails to give
the  information  as  to  any  civil  or  territorial divisions which is
required to be known for such purposes, the legislature, by  law,  shall
provide  for such an enumeration of the inhabitants of such parts of the
state only as may be necessary, which shall supersede in part the feder-
al census and be used in connection therewith for such  purposes.    The
legislature, by law, may provide in its discretion for an enumeration by
state  authorities  of the inhabitants of the state, to be used for such
purposes, in place of a federal census, when the return of  a  decennial
federal  census  is delayed so that it is not available at the beginning
of the regular session of the legislature in the second year  after  the

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


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