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|Apr 06, 2016||opinion referred to judiciary|
|Mar 14, 2016||to attorney-general for opinion|
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|May 12, 2015||opinion referred to judiciary|
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|Mar 20, 2015||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S4441
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S4441 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4441 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4441 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: This legislation is an amendment to the Constitution of the State of New York intended to provide electors with the power of initiative and referendum. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Article 20 of the Constitution is renumbered Article 21 and a new Article 20 is added relating to Initiative and Referendum. Section 2. Resolved upon the concurrence of both the Senate and Assembly, that the foregoing amendment be referred to the first regular Legislative Session convening after the next succeeding general election of members of the Assembly, and, in conformity with Section 1 of Article 19 of the Constitution, be published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.
S4441 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4441 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 20, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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 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 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.
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