senate Bill S2667

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Concerns the application of the NYS legislature petitioning the US Congress to call a national constitutional convention to propose certain amendments

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to judiciary
Jan 27, 2015 referred to judiciary

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S2667 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7176
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
United States Constitution
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6559
2017-2018: S3317, A5109
2019-2020: S1763, A1248
2021-2022: S1070, A428

S2667 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Concerns the application of the legislature of the state of New York petitioning the Congress of the United States of America to call a national constitutional convention to propose amendments in order to address concerns raised by the decision of the United States Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission 130 S.Ct. 876.

S2667 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2667 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2667

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 27, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KRUEGER, HOYLMAN, PERALTA -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Judici-
  ary

AN  ACT  on  the application of the legislature of the state of New York
  petitioning the Congress of the United States of  America  to  call  a
  national  constitutional  convention to propose amendments in order to
  address concerns raised by the decision of the United  States  Supreme
  Court in CITIZENS UNITED V. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION 130 S.Ct. 876

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Legislative findings  and  intent.  The  legislature  finds
that:
  a.  the first President of the United States, George Washington, stat-
ed:  "The basis of our political systems is the right of the  people  to
make and to alter their Constitutions of Government.";
  b.  it  was the stated intention of the framers of the Constitution of
the United States of America that the Congress of the United  States  of
America  should  be  "dependent  on  the  people alone." (James Madison,
Federalist 52);
  c. that dependency has evolved from a dependency on the  people  alone
to  a  dependency  on  those who spend excessively in elections, through
campaigns or third-party groups;
  d. the United States  Supreme  Court  ruling  in  CITIZENS  UNITED  V.
FEDERAL  ELECTION COMMISSION 558 U.S. 310 (2010) removed restrictions on
amount of independent political spending;
  e. the removal of those restrictions has resulted in the unjust influ-
ence of powerful economic forces, which have supplanted the will of  the
people  by  undermining  our ability to choose our political leadership,
write our own laws, and determine the fate of our state; and
  f. Article V of the United States  Constitution  requires  the  United
States  Congress  to  call  a  convention  for proposing amendments upon

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05461-01-5

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