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senate Bill S1084
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S1084 - Details
S1084 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1084 TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing the addition of a new article 20 to the constitution, in relation to providing for recall of an elective officer PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill adds a new article to the Constitution to allow for the recall of elected State officials. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: SECTION ONE: CREATION OF ARTICLE 20 OF THE NEW YORK STATE CONSTITUTION, RECALL Section 1 defines recall as the power of the electors to remove an elective officer. Section 2 details how to initiate the recall of a state officer. Recall is initiated by a registration of intent to the State Board of Elections. From that point, the petitioners have ninety days to gain the necessary signatures. Sufficient signatures shall be 20% of the registered voters that took part in the last election for that
S1084 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1084 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 8, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing the addition of a new article 20 to the constitution, in relation to providing for recall of an elective officer Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That article 20 of the constitution be renumbered article 21 and a new article 20 be added to read as follows: ARTICLE XX RECALL SECTION 1. RECALL IS THE POWER OF CITIZENS TO REMOVE AN ELECTIVE OFFICER. S 2. A. RECALL OF A STATE OFFICER IS INITIATED BY A REGISTERED VOTER REGISTERING HIS OR HER INTENT TO INITIATE A RECALL OF A STATE OFFICIAL WITH THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS. INTENT TO INITIATE A RECALL SHALL INCLUDE A REASON FOR RECALL. SUFFICIENCY OF REASON IS NOT REVIEWABLE. PROPONENTS HAVE NINETY DAYS FROM THE REGISTERING OF INTENT TO FILE SUFFICIENT PETITIONS. B. A PETITION TO RECALL A STATEWIDE OFFICER SHALL BE SUFFICIENT WHEN SIGNED BY REGISTERED VOTERS EQUAL IN NUMBER TO AT LEAST TWENTY PERCENT OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF VOTERS TO VOTE IN THE PREVIOUS ELECTION FOR THE OFFICE, WITH SIGNATURES FROM EACH OF THE COUNTIES WITHIN THE STATE EQUAL IN NUMBER TO AT LEAST ONE PERCENT OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF VOTERS TO VOTE IN THE PREVIOUS ELECTION FOR THE OFFICE IN THE COUNTY. A PETITION TO RECALL SENATORS AND MEMBERS OF THE ASSEMBLY SHALL BE SUFFICIENT WHEN SIGNED BY REGISTERED VOTERS EQUAL IN NUMBER TO AT LEAST TWENTY PERCENT OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF VOTERS TO VOTE IN THE PREVIOUS ELECTION FOR THE OFFICE IN THE SENATE OR ASSEMBLY DISTRICT. THERE SHALL BE NO ABILITY TO RECALL OFFICERS SERVING IN THE OFFICE OF JUDGE. SUFFICIENT PETITIONS SHALL BE CERTIFIED BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS. C. THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL MAINTAIN A CONTINUOUS COUNT OF THE SIGNATURES CERTIFIED TO THAT OFFICE. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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