assembly Bill A4074

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides for initiative

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Jan 31, 2018 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 08, 2018 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 03, 2018 referred to judiciary
Feb 27, 2017 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 02, 2017 to attorney-general for opinion
Feb 01, 2017 referred to judiciary

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A4074 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S820
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 20 to be Art 21, add Art 20, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A9322
2015-2016: A3756, S5145
2019-2020: A2636, A5938, S1168

A4074 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for initiative; empowers the electors with the ability to propose statutes and amendments to the constitution.

A4074 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4074

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 1, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. BARNWELL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee 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 Senate 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

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