senate Bill S5416

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 20, 2019 opinion referred to judiciary
May 06, 2019 to attorney-general for opinion
Apr 30, 2019 referred to judiciary

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S5416 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5498
Current Committee:
Senate 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

S5416 (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.

S5416 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5416 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5416

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 30, 2019
                               ___________

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

            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 Assembly 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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