senate Bill S5864

2021-2022 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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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 15, 2021 opinion referred to judiciary
Mar 19, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
referred to judiciary

S5864 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4674
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
2019-2020: S70

S5864 (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.

S5864 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5864 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5864
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HELMING -- 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:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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