senate Bill S3814

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes a working group within the office of the state comptroller to study the process and ramifications of separating upstate and downstate New York into two separate states

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to finance
Mar 04, 2019 print number 3814a
Mar 04, 2019 amend and recommit to finance
Feb 15, 2019 referred to finance

Co-Sponsors

S3814 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Comptroller

S3814 - Summary

Establishes a working group within the office of the state comptroller to study the process and ramifications of separating upstate and downstate New York into two separate states.

S3814 - Sponsor Memo

S3814 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3814

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 15, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT establishing a working group within the office of the state comp-
  troller to study the process and ramifications of  separating  upstate
  and downstate New York into two separate states

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

  Section 1. There is hereby established within the office of the  state
comptroller  a working group to be known as the "separate states working
group". The working group shall conduct a study examining:
  (a) the economic ramifications over the short term and  long  term  of
separating  upstate  and  downstate  New  York into two separate states,
including, but not limited to, economic opportunity for both areas;
  (b) the legal ramifications of separating upstate  and  downstate  New
York into two separate states;
  (c)  the  general up-front cost associated with separating upstate and
downstate New York into two separate states, exclusive of the long  term
economic ramifications, including, but not limited to the cost of creat-
ing two new state governments, the separation of the physical and organ-
izational infrastructure, the cost of settling land disputes;
  (d)  the  constitutional steps necessary to separate upstate and down-
state New York into two separate states; and
  (e) any constitutional precedents in the United States for dividing  a
state into two separate states.
  § 2. The working group shall consist of the following:
  (a) the state comptroller and his or her designee;
  (b) two members appointed by the comptroller;
  (c) the attorney general and his or her designee;
  (d) two members appointed by the attorney general;
  (e) three members appointed by the governor;
  (f) one member appointed by the speaker of the assembly;

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

Co-Sponsors

S3814A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Comptroller

S3814A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a working group within the office of the state comptroller to study the process and ramifications of separating upstate and downstate New York into two separate states.

S3814A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3814A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3814--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  JORDAN,  O'MARA,  ORTT  -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Finance
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT establishing a working group within the office of the state comp-
  troller to study the process and ramifications of  separating  upstate
  and downstate New York into two separate states

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

  Section 1. There is hereby established within the office of the  state
comptroller  a working group to be known as the "separate states working
group". The working group shall conduct a study examining:
  (a) the economic ramifications over the short term and  long  term  of
separating  upstate  and  downstate  New  York into two separate states,
including, but not limited to, economic opportunity for both areas;
  (b) the legal ramifications of separating upstate  and  downstate  New
York into two separate states;
  (c)  the  general up-front cost associated with separating upstate and
downstate New York into two separate states, exclusive of the long  term
economic ramifications, including, but not limited to the cost of creat-
ing two new state governments, the separation of the physical and organ-
izational infrastructure, the cost of settling land disputes;
  (d)  the  constitutional steps necessary to separate upstate and down-
state New York into two separate states; and
  (e) any constitutional precedents in the United States for dividing  a
state into two separate states.
  § 2. The working group shall consist of the following:
  (a) the state comptroller and his or her designee;
  (b) one member appointed by the comptroller;
  (c) the attorney general and his or her designee;
  (d) one member appointed by the attorney general;

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

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