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senate Bill S5145
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S5145 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5145 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5145 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 initiative PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide voters with the opportunity to vote on important issues through a referendum. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Article 20 of the constitution be renumbered article 21 and the new article 20 be added. Section 1.1 the initiative is the power of the electors to propose statutes an amendments to the constitution and to adopt or reject them. 2. An initiative measures may be proposed by presenting to the secretary of state a petition that sets forth the text of the proposed statue or amendment to the constitution and is certified to have been signed by twenty-five thousand electors. 3. The proposed statue or amendment to the constitution shall have been previously introduced during a legislative session of the state. 4. The secretary of state shall then submit the measure at the next general election held at least one hundred thirty one days after it qualifies or at any special state- wide election held prior to the general election. The governor may call a special statewide election
S5145 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5145 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 4, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FUNKE -- 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 initiative 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 SECTION 1. 1. THE INITIATIVE IS THE POWER OF THE ELECTORS TO PROPOSE STATUTES AND AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION AND TO ADOPT OR REJECT THEM. 2. 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 HAVING STATEWIDE SIGNIFICANCE AND IS CERTIFIED TO HAVE BEEN SIGNED BY TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND ELECTORS. 3. THE PROPOSED STATUTE OR AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION SHALL HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY INTRODUCED DURING A LEGISLATIVE SESSION OF THE STATE. 4. THE SECRETARY OF STATE SHALL THEN SUBMIT THE MEASURE AT THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION HELD AT LEAST ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE DAYS AFTER IT QUALIFIES OR AT ANY SPECIAL STATEWIDE ELECTION HELD PRIOR TO THAT GENER- AL ELECTION. THE GOVERNOR MAY CALL A SPECIAL STATEWIDE ELECTION FOR THE MEASURE. 5. AN INITIATIVE MEASURE EMBRACING MORE THAN ONE SUBJECT MAY NOT BE SUBMITTED TO THE ELECTORS OR HAVE ANY EFFECT. 6. AN INITIATIVE MEASURE SHALL NOT INCLUDE OR EXCLUDE ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE FROM THE APPLICATION OR EFFECT OF ITS PROVISIONS BASED UPON APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL OF THE INITIATIVE MEASURE, OR BASED UPON THE CASTING OF A SPECIFIED PERCENTAGE OF VOTES IN FAVOR OF THE MEASURE, BY THE ELECTORS OF THAT POLITICAL SUBDIVISION. 7. AN INITIATIVE MEASURE SHALL NOT CONTAIN ALTERNATIVE OR CUMULATIVE PROVISIONS WHEREIN ONE OR MORE OF THOSE PROVISIONS WOULD BECOME LAW EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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