senate Bill S1168

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides for initiative

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Feb 27, 2019 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 07, 2019 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 11, 2019 referred to judiciary

S1168 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2636
Current Committee:
Senate 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: S5145, A3756
2017-2018: S820, A4074, A4236

S1168 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S1168 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1168 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1168

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FUNKE  -- 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 initiative

  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
                               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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