assembly Bill A5498

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Proposes a constitutional amendment to divide the state into three autonomous regions

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Mar 14, 2019 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 14, 2019 to attorney-general for opinion
Feb 12, 2019 referred to local governments

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A5498 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5416
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 20 to be Art 21, add Art 20, Art 9 §4, Art 8 §§2-b & 2-c, Art 11, Art 19 §4, Art 5 §1, amd Art 19 §2, rpld Art 11, Art 5 §1, Art 3 §6, Constn

A5498 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Proposes a constitutional amendment to divide the state into three autonomous regions; the New Amsterdam Region, the New York Region and the Montauk Region; provides regional governors and regional legislators; provides only for a state sales tax (view more) divides various departments and agencies; provides for separate court systems and prison systems.

A5498 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5498

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 12, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. DiPIETRO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Local Governments

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing  the  addition  of  a  new  article 20 to the constitution, in
  relation to dividing New York state  into  three  autonomous  regions;
  proposing  an  amendment to article 8 of the constitution, in relation
  to local, school and special district budgets; proposing an  amendment
  to  article  19  of  the  constitution in relation to formation of new
  towns; proposing an amendment to  section  2  of  article  19  of  the
  constitution,  in relation to the constitutional convention; proposing
  an amendment to article 11 of the constitution, in relation to  public
  education;  proposing  an amendment to article 19 of the constitution,
  in relation to limiting voting on a  new  constitution;  proposing  an
  amendment  to  article 3 of the constitution, in relation to the state
  legislature; proposing an amendment to article 5 of the  constitution,
  relating  to  officers  and civil departments; repealing article 11 of
  the constitution relating to education; repealing section 6 of article
  3 of the constitution relating to the state legislature; and repealing
  section 1 of article 5 of the constitution relating  to  officers  and
  civil departments

  Section  1.  Resolved  (if  the Senate concur), That article 20 of the
constitution be renumbered article 21 and a new article 20 be  added  to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE XX
                                 REGIONS

  SECTION  1. THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHALL BE DIVIDED INTO THREE REGIONS:
THE NEW AMSTERDAM REGION, THE NEW YORK REGION AND THE MONTAUK REGION.
  (A) THE NEW YORK REGION SHALL CONSIST OF THE COUNTIES OF BRONX, KINGS,
NEW YORK, QUEENS AND RICHMOND.
  (B) THE NEW AMSTERDAM REGION SHALL CONSIST OF THE COUNTIES OF  ALBANY,
ALLEGANY,  BROOME,  CATTARAUGUS,  CAYUGA, CHAUTAUQUA, CHEMUNG, CHENANGO,

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

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