assembly Bill A4826

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides for initiative and referendum in New York State for the People as electors to propose or reject laws and submit amendments to the state constitution

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Archive: Last Bill Status - Stricken


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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Dec 15, 2017 enacting clause stricken
Feb 28, 2017 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 06, 2017 to attorney-general for opinion
Feb 03, 2017 referred to judiciary

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A4826 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S404
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 §§13, 14 & 16, Art 19 §1, Art 4 §7, ren Art 20 to be Art 21, add Art 20 §§1 - 11, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A11049, S6429
2011-2012: A4978, S709
2013-2014: A9567, S4049
2015-2016: A4091, S879
2019-2020: S70

A4826 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for initiative and referendum in New York State for the People as electors to propose or reject laws and submit amendments to the state constitution.

A4826 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  4826

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 3, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. KEARNS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. LUPINAC-
  CI, RAIA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing  amendments  to the constitution, in relation to providing the
  electors with the power of initiative and referendum

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 13 of article
3 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  § 13. The enacting clause of all bills shall be  "The  People  of  the
State  of  New  York,  represented  in  Senate and Assembly, do enact as
follows," and no law shall be enacted except by bill; EXCEPT  AS  OTHER-
WISE PROVIDED IN ARTICLE TWENTY OF THIS CONSTITUTION.
  §  2.  Resolved  (if the Senate concur), That the opening paragraph of
section 14 of article 3 of  the  constitution  be  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  A.  No  bill shall be passed or become a law unless it shall have been
printed and upon the desks of the members, in its final form,  at  least
three  calendar  legislative days prior to its final passage, unless the
governor, or the acting governor, shall have certified, under his or her
hand and the seal of the state, the facts which in his  or  her  opinion
necessitate  an  immediate vote thereon, in which case it must neverthe-
less be upon the desks of the members in  final  form,  not  necessarily
printed,  before  its  final  passage;  nor  shall any bill be passed or
become a law, except by the assent of a majority of the members  elected
to  each branch of the legislature; and upon the last reading of a bill,
no amendment thereof shall be allowed, and the question upon  its  final
passage  shall  be  taken  immediately thereafter, and the ayes and nays
entered on the journal.
  B. THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY INITIATIVE OR  REFERENDUM  THAT
IS SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE TWENTY OF THIS CONSTITUTION.
  §  3. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 1 of article 19 of
the constitution be amended to read as follows:

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