senate Bill S942A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides for recall; empowers the electors with the ability to remove elective officers

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 01, 2016 to attorney-general for opinion
May 18, 2016 print number 942a
May 18, 2016 amend and recommit to judiciary
Apr 06, 2016 opinion referred to judiciary
Mar 14, 2016 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 06, 2016 referred to judiciary
Jan 16, 2015 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 07, 2015 referred to judiciary

Co-Sponsors

S942 - Details

Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 20 to be Art 21, add Art 20 §§1 - 7, Constn
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S329
2011-2012: S5190

S942 - Summary

Provides for recall which empowers the electors with the ability to remove elective officers in the state and a citywide official in a first class city.

S942 - Sponsor Memo

S942 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   942

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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

  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
  SECTION  1.  RECALL IS THE POWER OF THE ELECTORS TO REMOVE AN ELECTIVE
OFFICER.
  S 2. 1. RECALL OF A STATE OFFICER IS INITIATED BY  DELIVERING  TO  THE
SECRETARY OF STATE A PETITION ALLEGING REASON FOR RECALL. SUFFICIENCY OF
REASON IS NOT REVIEWABLE. PROPONENTS HAVE ONE HUNDRED SIXTY DAYS TO FILE
SIGNED PETITIONS.
  2. A PETITION TO RECALL A STATEWIDE OFFICER MUST BE SIGNED BY ELECTORS
EQUAL  IN NUMBER TO TWELVE PERCENT OF THE LAST VOTE FOR THE OFFICE, WITH
SIGNATURES FROM EACH OF FIVE COUNTIES EQUAL IN NUMBER TO ONE PERCENT  OF
THE  LAST  VOTE  FOR  THE  OFFICE  IN  THE  COUNTY. SIGNATURES TO RECALL
SENATORS, MEMBERS OF THE ASSEMBLY, AND  JUDGES  OF  SUPREME  COURTS  AND
TRIAL  COURTS  MUST  EQUAL IN NUMBER TWENTY PERCENT OF THE LAST VOTE FOR
THE OFFICE.
  3. THE SECRETARY OF STATE SHALL MAINTAIN A  CONTINUOUS  COUNT  OF  THE
SIGNATURES CERTIFIED TO THAT OFFICE.
  S  3. 1. AN ELECTION TO DETERMINE WHETHER TO RECALL AN OFFICER AND, IF
APPROPRIATE, TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR SHALL BE CALLED BY  THE  GOVERNOR  AND
HELD NOT LESS THAN SIXTY DAYS NOR MORE THAN EIGHTY DAYS FROM THE DATE OF
CERTIFICATION OF SUFFICIENT SIGNATURES.
  2.  A  RECALL ELECTION MAY BE CONDUCTED WITHIN ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY DAYS
FROM THE DATE OF CERTIFICATION OF SUFFICIENT SIGNATURES  IN  ORDER  THAT
THE  ELECTION  MAY  BE  CONSOLIDATED  WITH  THE NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED
ELECTION OCCURRING WHOLLY OR PARTIALLY WITHIN THE SAME  JURISDICTION  IN

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

Co-Sponsors

S942A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 20 to be Art 21, add Art 20 §§1 - 7, Constn
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S329
2011-2012: S5190

S942A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for recall which empowers the electors with the ability to remove elective officers in the state and a citywide official in a first class city.

S942A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S942A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 942--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. AVELLA, PERALTA -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Judiciary  --
  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Judiciary in accordance with Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing  the  addition  of  a  new  article 20 to the constitution, in
  relation to providing for recall

  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
  SECTION 1.  RECALL IS THE POWER OF THE ELECTORS TO REMOVE AN  ELECTIVE
OFFICER.
  S  2.  1. RECALL OF A STATE OFFICER OR OF CITYWIDE OFFICIAL IN A FIRST
CLASS CITY IS INITIATED BY DELIVERING TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE A  PETI-
TION  ALLEGING  REASON  FOR RECALL. SUFFICIENCY OF REASON IS NOT REVIEW-
ABLE. PROPONENTS HAVE ONE HUNDRED SIXTY DAYS TO FILE SIGNED PETITIONS.
  2. A PETITION TO RECALL A STATEWIDE OFFICER MUST BE SIGNED BY ELECTORS
EQUAL IN NUMBER TO TWELVE PERCENT OF THE LAST VOTE FOR THE OFFICE,  WITH
SIGNATURES  FROM EACH OF FIVE COUNTIES EQUAL IN NUMBER TO ONE PERCENT OF
THE LAST VOTE FOR  THE  OFFICE  IN  THE  COUNTY.  SIGNATURES  TO  RECALL
SENATORS,  MEMBERS  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY,  AND JUDGES OF SUPREME COURTS AND
TRIAL COURTS MUST EQUAL IN NUMBER TWENTY PERCENT OF THE  LAST  VOTE  FOR
THE OFFICE.
  3. A PETITION TO RECALL A CITYWIDE OFFICIAL IN A FIRST CLASS CITY MUST
BE SIGNED BY ELECTORS EQUAL IN NUMBER TO TWENTY PERCENT OF THE LAST VOTE
FOR THE OFFICE.
  4.  THE  SECRETARY  OF  STATE SHALL MAINTAIN A CONTINUOUS COUNT OF THE
SIGNATURES CERTIFIED TO THAT OFFICE.
  S 3. 1. AN ELECTION TO DETERMINE WHETHER TO RECALL AN OFFICER AND,  IF
APPROPRIATE,  TO  ELECT  A SUCCESSOR SHALL BE CALLED BY THE GOVERNOR AND

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

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