senate Bill S1298

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the procedure for voting increases in the rate of state taxes

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 13, 2020 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 14, 2020 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 08, 2020 referred to judiciary
Feb 27, 2019 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 07, 2019 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 14, 2019 referred to judiciary

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S1298 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 §14, Art 9 §2, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8402
2021-2022: S2215

S1298 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that no bill which increases, extends, imposes or revives any tax, fee, assessment, surcharge or any other such levy or collection, be passed or become a law, except by the assent of two-thirds of the members elected to each branch of the legislature voting separately; makes an exception for any bill which results from the passage of a home rule message.

S1298 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1298 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1298

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. SERINO, 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 amendments to section 14 of article 3 and section 2 of article
  9  of  the  constitution,  in  relation  to  the  procedure for voting
  increases in the rate of state taxes

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 14 of arti-
cle 3 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  § 14. 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  opin-
ion  necessitate an immediate vote thereon, in which case it must never-
theless be upon the desks of the members in final form, not  necessarily
printed,  before  its  final  passage;  nor  shall  any  bill, EXCEPT AS
PROVIDED HEREIN, be passed or become a law, except by the  assent  of  a
majority  of  the members elected to each branch of the legislature; NOR
SHALL ANY BILL WHICH INCREASES, EXTENDS, IMPOSES, OR  REVIVES  ANY  TAX,
FEE,  ASSESSMENT, SURCHARGE OR ANY OTHER SUCH LEVY OR COLLECTION, EXCEPT
ANY BILL WHICH RESULTS FROM THE PASSAGE OF A HOME RULE MESSAGE  PURSUANT
TO SECTION TWO OF ARTICLE NINE OF THIS CONSTITUTION, BE PASSED OR BECOME
A LAW, EXCEPT BY THE ASSENT OF TWO-THIRDS OF THE MEMBERS ELECTED TO EACH
BRANCH  OF  THE LEGISLATURE VOTING SEPARATELY; 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.
  For purposes of this section, a bill shall be deemed to be printed and
upon the desks of the members if: it is set forth in a legible electron-
ic format by electronic means, and it is available for  review  in  such
format  at the desks of the members. For purposes of this section "elec-
tronic means" means any method of transmission  of  information  between

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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