senate Bill S1299

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires assent of two-thirds of the members for any bill that enacts or increases tax revenues

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee


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Jan 14, 2019 referred to investigations and government operations

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S1299 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §52, Leg L; add §1200, Tax L; amd §40, Munic Home R L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8401

S1299 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires assent of two-thirds of the members for any bill that enacts or increases tax revenues.

S1299 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1299 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1299

                       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 Investigations and
  Government Operations

AN ACT to amend the legislative law, the tax law and the municipal  home
  rule law, in relation to requiring assent of two-thirds of the members
  for any bill that enacts or increases tax revenues

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

  Section 1. Section 52 of the legislative law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5.  ASSENT  OF  TWO-THIRDS.  FOR  ANY  BILL  THAT  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  THE
CONSTITUTION,  THE  ASSENT  OF TWO-THIRDS OF THE MEMBERS ELECTED TO EACH
BRANCH OF THE LEGISLATURE SHALL BE REQUIRED FOR PASSAGE OF SUCH BILL.
  § 2. The tax law is amended by adding a new section 1200  to  read  as
follows:
  §  1200.  TAX  INCREASES;  REQUIREMENTS.    NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY OTHER
PROVISIONS OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, ANY TAXES AUTHORIZED UNDER THIS ARTI-
CLE FOR WHICH A LOCAL LEGISLATIVE BODY IS EMPOWERED TO ADOPT  AND  AMEND
LOCAL  LAWS TO IMPOSE A NEW TAX, INCREASE THE RATE OF AN EXISTING TAX OR
EXTEND THE AUTHORIZATION FOR A TAX SHALL  REQUIRE  THE  ASSENT  OF  TWO-
THIRDS OF THE MEMBERS OF SUCH LOCAL LEGISLATIVE BODY.
  §  3. Section 40 of the municipal home rule law, as amended by chapter
78 of the laws of 1964, is amended to read as follows:
  § 40. Requests of local governments  for  enactment  of  special  laws
relating  to  their  property,  affairs  or  government. The elective or
appointive chief executive officer, if there be one,  or  otherwise  the
chairman of the board of supervisors, in the case of a county, the mayor
in the case of a city or village or the supervisor in the case of a town

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

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