senate Bill S1070

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Concerns the application of the NYS legislature petitioning the US Congress to call a national constitutional convention to propose certain amendments

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Jan 06, 2021 referred to judiciary

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S1070 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A428
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
United States Constitution
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6559
2015-2016: S2667, A7176
2017-2018: S3317, A5109
2019-2020: S1763, A1248

S1070 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Concerns the application of the legislature of the state of New York petitioning the Congress of the United States of America to call a national constitutional convention to propose amendments in order to address concerns raised by the decision of the United States Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission 130 S.Ct. 876.

S1070 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1070 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1070
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. KRUEGER, BIAGGI, BOYLE, COMRIE, GAUGHRAN, GIANARIS,
   GOUNARDES,  HOYLMAN,  JACKSON,  MAYER,  SALAZAR,  SANDERS,  SEPULVEDA,
   SERRANO,  SKOUFIS, STAVISKY, THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
 
 AN ACT on the application of the legislature of the state  of  New  York
   petitioning  the  Congress  of  the United States of America to call a
   national constitutional convention to propose amendments in  order  to
   address  concerns  raised by the decision of the United States Supreme
   Court in CITIZENS UNITED V. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION 130 S.Ct. 876
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Legislative  findings  and  intent. The legislature finds
 that:
   a. the first President of the United States, George Washington,  stat-
 ed:    "The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to
 make and to alter their Constitutions of Government.";
   b. it was the stated intention of the framers of the  Constitution  of
 the  United  States of America that the Congress of the United States of
 America should be "dependent  on  the  people  alone."  (James  Madison,
 Federalist 52);
   c.  that  dependency has evolved from a dependency on the people alone
 to a dependency on those who spend  excessively  in  elections,  through
 campaigns or third-party groups;
   d.  the  United  States  Supreme  Court  ruling  in CITIZENS UNITED V.
 FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION 558 U.S. 310 (2010) removed restrictions  on
 amount of independent political spending;
   e. the removal of those restrictions has resulted in the unjust influ-
 ence  of powerful economic forces, which have supplanted the will of the
 people by undermining our ability to choose  our  political  leadership,
 write our own laws, and determine the fate of our state; and
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00723-01-1

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