assembly Bill A6321

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides electors with the power of initiative and referendum

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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
Apr 08, 2015 opinion referred to judiciary
Mar 23, 2015 to attorney-general for opinion
Mar 20, 2015 referred to judiciary

A6321 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4441
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 20 to be Art 21, add Art 20, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A3307, S3697
2019-2020: A7294, S3397

A6321 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides electors with the power of initiative and referendum.

A6321 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  6321

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 20, 2015
                               ___________

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

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

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

  Section  1.  Resolved  (if  the Senate concur), That article 20 of the
constitution be renumbered article 21 and a new article 20 be  added  to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE XX
                        INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
  SECTION  1. THE LEGISLATIVE POWER OF THIS STATE SHALL BE VESTED IN THE
SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, BUT THE PEOPLE RESERVE TO THEMSELVES THE  POWER  TO
PROPOSE  LAWS AND AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION, AND TO ADOPT OR REJECT
THE SAME, AT THE POLLS, INDEPENDENT OF THE LEGISLATURE, AND ALSO RESERVE
THE POWER, AT THEIR OWN OPTION, TO  SO  ADOPT  OR  REJECT  ANY  ACT,  OR
SECTION OR PART OF ANY ACT, PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE.
  S  2.  A. THE INITIATIVE IS THE POWER OF THE ELECTORS TO PROPOSE STAT-
UTES AND AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION AND TO  ADOPT  OR  REJECT  THEM.
EVERY  INITIATIVE STATUTE WHICH MANDATES THE EXPENDITURE OF MONIES SHALL
CLEARLY STATE THE REVENUES FROM WHICH  SUCH  MONIES  SHALL  BE  DERIVED.
EVERY  INITIATIVE  STATUTE  WHICH  MANDATES  A  REDUCTION IN REVENUES OR
EXPENDITURES SHALL  CLEARLY  STATE  WHAT  REVENUES  WILL  REPLACE  THOSE
REDUCED OR THE EXPENDITURES AND SERVICES TO BE REDUCED OR ELIMINATED.
  B.  AN  INITIATIVE MEASURE MAY BE PROPOSED BY PRESENTING TO THE SECRE-
TARY OF STATE A PETITION THAT SETS FORTH THE TEXT OF THE PROPOSED  STAT-
UTE  OR  AMENDMENT  TO  THE  CONSTITUTION  AND IS CERTIFIED TO HAVE BEEN
SIGNED BY ELECTORS EQUAL IN NUMBER TO FIVE PERCENT  IN  THE  CASE  OF  A
STATUTE,  AND EIGHT PERCENT IN THE CASE OF AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITU-
TION, OF THE VOTES FOR ALL CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR AT THE LAST  GUBERNA-
TORIAL ELECTION.
  C.  THE  SECRETARY  OF STATE SHALL THEN SUBMIT THE MEASURE AT THE NEXT
GENERAL ELECTION HELD AT LEAST ONE  HUNDRED  THIRTY-ONE  DAYS  AFTER  IT

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