assembly Bill A4898

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for the recall power of the electors to remove an elective officer

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Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 26, 2022 held for consideration in governmental operations
Feb 18, 2022 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 05, 2022 to attorney-general for opinion
referred to governmental operations
Mar 04, 2021 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 11, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
Feb 08, 2021 referred to governmental operations

A4898 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S222
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 20 to be Art 21, add Art 20 §§1 - 6, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A9085
2011-2012: A1493
2013-2014: A6161, S5512
2015-2016: A1726, S1084
2017-2018: A8763, S2089
2019-2020: A5291, S556

A4898 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the recall power of the electors to remove an elective officer.

A4898 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4898
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. SIMPSON -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Governmental Operations
 
             CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
 
 proposing the addition of a new  article  20  to  the  constitution,  in
   relation to providing for recall of an elective officer

   Section  1.  Resolved  (if  the Senate concur), That article 20 of the
 constitution be renumbered article 21 and a new article 20 be  added  to
 read as follows:
                                ARTICLE XX
                                  RECALL
   SECTION  1.    RECALL  IS  THE POWER OF CITIZENS TO REMOVE AN ELECTIVE
 OFFICER.
   § 2. A. RECALL OF A STATE OFFICER IS INITIATED BY A  REGISTERED  VOTER
 REGISTERING  HIS  OR HER INTENT TO INITIATE A RECALL OF A STATE OFFICIAL
 WITH THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS. INTENT TO  INITIATE  A  RECALL  SHALL
 INCLUDE  A  REASON  FOR RECALL. SUFFICIENCY OF REASON IS NOT REVIEWABLE.
 PROPONENTS HAVE NINETY DAYS FROM  THE  REGISTERING  OF  INTENT  TO  FILE
 SUFFICIENT PETITIONS.
   B.  A  PETITION TO RECALL A STATEWIDE OFFICER SHALL BE SUFFICIENT WHEN
 SIGNED BY REGISTERED VOTERS EQUAL IN NUMBER TO AT LEAST  TWENTY  PERCENT
 OF  THE  TOTAL NUMBER OF VOTERS TO VOTE IN THE PREVIOUS ELECTION FOR THE
 OFFICE, WITH SIGNATURES FROM EACH OF THE COUNTIES WITHIN THE STATE EQUAL
 IN NUMBER TO AT LEAST ONE PERCENT OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF VOTERS TO  VOTE
 IN  THE  PREVIOUS  ELECTION  FOR THE OFFICE IN THE COUNTY. A PETITION TO
 RECALL SENATORS AND MEMBERS OF THE ASSEMBLY  SHALL  BE  SUFFICIENT  WHEN
 SIGNED  BY  REGISTERED VOTERS EQUAL IN NUMBER TO AT LEAST TWENTY PERCENT
 OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF VOTERS TO VOTE IN THE PREVIOUS ELECTION  FOR  THE
 OFFICE  IN THE SENATE OR ASSEMBLY DISTRICT. THERE SHALL BE NO ABILITY TO
 RECALL OFFICERS SERVING IN THE OFFICE  OF  JUDGE.  SUFFICIENT  PETITIONS
 SHALL BE CERTIFIED BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS.
   C.  THE  STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL MAINTAIN A CONTINUOUS COUNT OF
 THE SIGNATURES CERTIFIED TO THAT OFFICE.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets