senate Bill S2974

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the content of article VII bills submitted by the governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 13, 2020 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 14, 2020 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 08, 2020 referred to judiciary
Mar 01, 2019 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 07, 2019 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 31, 2019 referred to judiciary


S2974 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 7 §§2 & 3, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:

S2974 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Restricts content of article VII bills submitted by the governor to statement of expenditures; removes provisions relating to proposed legislation.

S2974 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2974 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2019

Introduced by Sens. FUNKE, GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary


proposing  an  amendment  to  article 7 of the constitution, relating to
  content of article VII bills

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 2 of  arti-
cle 7 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  §  2.  Annually,  on  or before the first day of February in each year
following the year fixed by the constitution for the election of  gover-
nor and lieutenant governor, and on or before the second Tuesday follow-
ing the first day of the annual meeting of the legislature, in all other
years,  the governor shall submit to the legislature a budget containing
a complete [plan] STATEMENT of expenditures proposed to be  made  before
the  close  of the ensuing fiscal year and all moneys and revenues esti-
mated to be available therefor, together  with  an  explanation  of  the
basis of such estimates [and recommendations as to proposed legislation,
if  any,  which  the  governor  may deem necessary to provide moneys and
revenues sufficient to meet such proposed expenditures]. It  shall  also
contain  [such other recommendations and information as the governor may
deem proper and] such additional information as may be required by law.
  § 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 3 of article 7 of
the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  § 3. At the time of submitting  the  budget  to  the  legislature  the
governor shall submit a bill or bills containing all the proposed appro-
priations  and reappropriations included in the budget [and the proposed
legislation, if any, recommended therein].
  The governor may at any time within thirty days thereafter  and,  with
the consent of the legislature, at any time before the adjournment ther-
eof,  amend  or supplement the budget and submit amendments to any bills
submitted by him or her or submit supplemental bills.
  The governor and the heads of departments shall have the right, and it
shall be the duty of the heads of departments when requested  by  either

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


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