senate Bill S1763A

2019-2020 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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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 24, 2019 print number 1763a
Apr 24, 2019 amend and recommit to judiciary
Jan 16, 2019 referred to judiciary

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S1763 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1248
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
United States Constitution
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6559
2015-2016: S2667, A7176
2017-2018: S3317, A5109

S1763 - 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.

S1763 - Sponsor Memo

S1763 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1763

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

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
  f.  Article  V  of  the United States Constitution requires the United
States Congress to call  a  convention  for  proposing  amendments  upon

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04074-01-9

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S1763A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1248
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
United States Constitution
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6559
2015-2016: S2667, A7176
2017-2018: S3317, A5109

S1763A (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.

S1763A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1763A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1763--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KRUEGER, BIAGGI, COMRIE, GIANARIS, GOUNARDES, HOYL-
  MAN, JACKSON, MAYER, MONTGOMERY, SALAZAR,  SERRANO,  SKOUFIS  --  read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Judiciary -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

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.

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