senate Bill S3317

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 judiciary
Jan 20, 2017 referred to judiciary

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S3317 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5109
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
United States Constitution
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6559
2015-2016: S2667, A7176
2019-2020: S1763, A1248
2021-2022: S1070, A428

S3317 (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.

S3317 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3317 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3317

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 20, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KRUEGER, DILAN, HOYLMAN, KENNEDY, MONTGOMERY, PARK-
  ER, PERALTA, PERKINS, SERRANO, SQUADRON  --  read  twice  and  ordered
  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judici-
  ary

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
people by undermining our ability to choose  our  political  leadership,
write our own laws, and determine the fate of our state; and

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

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