assembly Bill A4091

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides for initiative and referendum in New York State for the People as electors to propose or reject laws and submit amendments to the state constitution

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 05, 2016 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 13, 2016 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 06, 2016 referred to judiciary
Feb 20, 2015 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 30, 2015 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 29, 2015 referred to judiciary

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A4091 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S879
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 §§13, 14 & 16, Art 19 §1, Art 4 §7, ren Art 20 to be Art 21, add Art 20 §§1 - 11, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A11049, S6429
2011-2012: A4978, S709
2013-2014: A9567, S4049
2017-2018: A4826, S404
2019-2020: S70

A4091 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for initiative and referendum in New York State for the People as electors to propose or reject laws and submit amendments to the state constitution.

A4091 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  4091

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 29, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. KEARNS -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Judiciary

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing  amendments  to the constitution, in relation to providing the
  electors with the power of initiative and referendum

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 13 of article
3 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  S 13. The enacting clause of all bills shall be  "The  People  of  the
State  of  New  York,  represented  in  Senate and Assembly, do enact as
follows," and no law shall be enacted except by bill; EXCEPT  AS  OTHER-
WISE PROVIDED IN ARTICLE TWENTY OF THIS CONSTITUTION.
  S  2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 14 of article 3 of
the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  S 14. A. 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.
  B. THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY INITIATIVE OR  REFERENDUM  THAT
IS SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE TWENTY OF THIS CONSTITUTION.
  S  3. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 1 of article 19 of
the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  Section 1. A. Any amendment or amendments to this constitution may  be
proposed  in  the senate and assembly whereupon such amendment or amend-

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