assembly Bill A7118

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for recall of a statewide elective officer

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Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 13, 2021 opinion referred to judiciary
Apr 29, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
Apr 22, 2021 referred to election law

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A7118 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 20 to be Art 21, add Art 20, Constn

A7118 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for recall of a statewide elective officer; empowers the citizens with the ability to remove elective officers.

A7118 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   7118
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. TAGUE -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Election Law
 
             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 a statewide 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 A STATEWIDE ELEC-
 TIVE  OFFICER.  THESE INCLUDE THE OFFICES OF GOVERNOR, LIEUTENANT GOVER-
 NOR, COMPTROLLER, AND ATTORNEY GENERAL.
   § 2. (A) RECALL OF A STATEWIDE OFFICER IS INITIATED  BY  A  REGISTERED
 VOTER  FILING  AN  AFFIDAVIT WITH THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OF HIS OR
 HER INTENT TO INITIATE A RECALL OF A STATEWIDE OFFICER. INTENT TO INITI-
 ATE A RECALL SHALL INCLUDE A REASON FOR RECALL. SUFFICIENCY OF REASON IS
 NOT REVIEWABLE. PROPONENTS HAVE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY DAYS FROM THE  FILING
 OF  THE AFFIDAVIT OF INTENT TO FILE SUFFICIENT PETITIONS.  THE AFFIDAVIT
 MAY BE FILED NO SOONER THAN SIX MONTHS AFTER THE BEGINNING OF  THE  TERM
 OF OFFICE.
   (B)  A PETITION TO RECALL A STATEWIDE OFFICER SHALL BE SUFFICIENT WHEN
 SIGNED BY REGISTERED VOTERS EQUAL IN NUMBER TO AT LEAST  TWELVE  PERCENT
 OF THE TOTAL VOTE FOR THE OFFICE IN THE PREVIOUS ELECTION, WITH AT LEAST
 TWO   THOUSAND   SIGNATURES  FROM  EACH  OF  THE  STATE'S  CONGRESSIONAL
 DISTRICTS.  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.
   § 3. (A) AN ELECTION TO DETERMINE WHETHER TO RECALL A STATEWIDE  OFFI-
 CER  AND,  IF  NECESSARY,  TO  ELECT  A SUCCESSOR SHALL BE CALLED BY THE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets