senate Bill S70

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides for initiative and referendum in New York State for the People as electors to propose or reject laws and submit amendments to the state constitution

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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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
Feb 07, 2019 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 11, 2019 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 09, 2019 referred to judiciary

S70 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 §§13, 14 & 16, Art 19 §1, Art 4 §7, ren Art 20 to be Art 21, add Art 20 §§1 - 11, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S6429
2011-2012: S709
2013-2014: S4049
2015-2016: S879
2017-2018: S404

S70 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for initiative and referendum in New York State for the People as electors to propose or reject laws and submit amendments to the state constitution.

S70 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S70 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   70

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

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

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing amendments to the constitution, in relation to  providing  the
  electors with the power of initiative and referendum

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 13 of arti-
cle 3 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  §  13.  The  enacting  clause of all bills shall be "The People of the
State of New York, represented in  Senate  and  Assembly,  do  enact  as
follows,"  and  no law shall be enacted except by bill; EXCEPT AS OTHER-
WISE PROVIDED IN ARTICLE TWENTY OF THIS CONSTITUTION.
  § 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the opening paragraph  of
section  14  of  article  3  of  the  constitution be amended to read as
follows:
  A. No bill shall be passed or become a law unless it shall  have  been
printed  and  upon the desks of the members, in its final form, at least
three calendar legislative days prior to its final passage,  unless  the
governor, or the acting governor, shall have certified, under his or her
hand  and  the  seal of the state, the facts which in his or her opinion
necessitate an immediate vote thereon, in which case it  must  neverthe-
less  be  upon  the  desks of the members in final form, not necessarily
printed, before its final passage; nor  shall  any  bill  be  passed  or
become  a law, except by the assent of a majority of the members elected
to each branch of the legislature; and upon the last reading of a  bill,
no  amendment  thereof shall be allowed, and the question upon its final
passage shall be taken immediately thereafter, and  the  ayes  and  nays
entered on the journal.
  B.  THIS  SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY INITIATIVE OR REFERENDUM THAT
IS SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE TWENTY OF THIS CONSTITUTION.
  § 3. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 1 of  article  19
of the constitution be amended to read as follows:

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