senate Bill S8833

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the functioning of the independent redistricting commission; repealer

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 24, 2020 delivered to secretary of state
Jul 23, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.351
substituted for a10839
referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1031
Jul 21, 2020 to attorney-general for opinion
Jul 20, 2020 referred to judiciary

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S8833 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10839
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 §§2, 4, 5, 5-a & 5-b, rpld Art 3 §3, Constn

S8833 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the number of state senators and inclusion of incarcerated persons in the federal census for population determination for redistricting purposes and to the functioning of the independent redistricting commission in the determination of district lines for congressional and state legislative offices.

S8833 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8833 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8833

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 20, 2020
                               ___________

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

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing an amendment to sections 2, 4, 5, 5-a and 5-b of article 3  of
  the  constitution,  in  relation  to  the number of state senators and
  inclusion of incarcerated persons in the federal census for population
  determination for redistricting purposes and to the functioning of the
  independent redistricting commission in the determination of  district
  lines  for  congressional and state legislative offices; and to repeal
  section 3 of article 3 of the constitution relating thereto

  Section 1.  Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 2 of arti-
cle 3 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  § 2. The senate shall consist of [fifty] SIXTY-THREE members[,  except
as  hereinafter provided]. The senators elected in the year one thousand
eight hundred and ninety-five shall hold their offices for three  years,
and  their  successors shall be chosen for two years. The assembly shall
consist of one hundred and fifty members. The assembly  members  elected
in  the  year  one  thousand  nine  hundred  and thirty-eight, and their
successors, shall be chosen for two years.
  § 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 3 of article 3 of
the constitution be REPEALED.
  § 3. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 4 of article 3 of
the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  § 4. (a) Except as herein otherwise provided, the federal census taken
in the year nineteen hundred thirty and each federal census taken decen-
nially thereafter shall be controlling as to the number  of  inhabitants
in  the  state or any part thereof for the purposes of the apportionment
of members of assembly and readjustment  or  alteration  of  senate  and
assembly  districts  next  occurring,  in  so far as such census and the
tabulation thereof purport to give the information  necessary  therefor.
The  legislature, by law, shall provide for the making and tabulation by
state authorities of an enumeration of the  inhabitants  of  the  entire
state  to be used for such purposes, instead of a federal census, if the
taking of a federal census in any tenth  year  from  the  year  nineteen
hundred  thirty  be  omitted  or if the federal census fails to show the

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