assembly Bill A5109

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Concerns the application of the NYS legislature petitioning the US Congress to call a national constitutional convention to propose certain amendments

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to election law
Feb 06, 2017 referred to election law

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A5109 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3317
Law Section:
United States Constitution
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6559
2015-2016: A7176, S2667
2019-2020: A1248, S1763
2021-2022: A428, S1070

A5109 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Concerns the application of the legislature of the state of New York petitioning the Congress of the United States of America to call a national constitutional convention to propose amendments in order to address concerns raised by the decision of the United States Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission 130 S.Ct. 876.

A5109 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5109

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL,  SEAWRIGHT,  STECK, ORTIZ, GALEF,
  THIELE, STIRPE, LUPARDO, SKOUFIS, WEPRIN, SKARTADOS,  CAHILL,  ZEBROW-
  SKI, MOSLEY, PICHARDO, LIFTON, QUART, SIMON, FAHY, JEAN-PIERRE, RIVERA
  --  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M. of A. BARRON, DILAN, ENGLEBRIGHT, GLICK,
  HEVESI, MONTESANO, PAULIN, RAMOS,  RICHARDSON,  SEPULVEDA,  TITONE  --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law

AN  ACT  on  the application of the legislature of the state of New York
  petitioning the Congress of the United States of  America  to  call  a
  national  constitutional  convention to propose amendments in order to
  address concerns raised by the decision of the United  States  Supreme
  Court in CITIZENS UNITED V. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION 130 S.Ct. 876

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Legislative findings  and  intent.  The  legislature  finds
that:
  a.  the first President of the United States, George Washington, stat-
ed:  "The basis of our political systems is the right of the  people  to
make and to alter their Constitutions of Government.";
  b.  it  was the stated intention of the framers of the Constitution of
the United States of America that the Congress of the United  States  of
America  should  be  "dependent  on  the  people alone." (James Madison,
Federalist 52);
  c. that dependency has evolved from a dependency on the  people  alone
to  a  dependency  on  those who spend excessively in elections, through
campaigns or third-party groups;
  d. the United States  Supreme  Court  ruling  in  CITIZENS  UNITED  V.
FEDERAL  ELECTION COMMISSION 558 U.S. 310 (2010) removed restrictions on
amount of independent political spending;
  e. the removal of those restrictions has resulted in the unjust influ-
ence of powerful economic forces, which have supplanted the will of  the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05142-01-7