senate Bill S221

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits the passage of bills by the legislature between the hours of midnight and eight o'clock a.m. unless two-thirds of the legislature is present and requires two-thirds approval for messages of necessity

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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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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to judiciary
Mar 17, 2021 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 08, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 06, 2021 referred to judiciary

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S221 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 §14, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S1025
2017-2018: S2087
2019-2020: S557

S221 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the passage of bills by the legislature between the hours of midnight and eight o'clock a.m. unless 2/3 of the legislature is present; requires two-thirds approval for messages of necessity.

S221 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S221 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    221
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. TEDISCO, JORDAN -- 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 section 14 of article 3 of  the  constitution,
   in  relation  to prohibiting the passage of bills between the hours of
   midnight and eight o'clock a.m.  and requiring two-thirds approval for
   messages of necessity
 
   Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 14 of arti-
 cle 3 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
   § 14. No bill shall be passed or become a law:
   A. 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 AND TWO-THIRDS OF THE MEMBERS ELECTED  TO  EACH  BRANCH  OF  THE
 LEGISLATURE  ASSENT  TO SUCH FACTS THAT NECESSITATE SUCH IMMEDIATE VOTE,
 in which case it must nevertheless 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,]
   B. except by the assent of a majority of the members elected  to  each
 branch of the legislature;
   C.    BETWEEN  THE HOURS OF MIDNIGHT AND EIGHT O'CLOCK A.M.; PROVIDED,
 HOWEVER THAT THIS PROVISION MAY BE WAIVED UPON THE ASSENT OF  TWO-THIRDS
 OF THE MEMBERS ELECTED TO EACH BRANCH OF THE LEGISLATURE; and
   D.  upon  the  last  reading  of a bill, no amendment thereof shall be
 allowed, and the question upon its final passage shall  be  taken  imme-
 diately thereafter, and the ayes and nays entered on the journal.
   For purposes of this section, a bill shall be deemed to be printed and
 upon the desks of the members if: it is set forth in a legible electron-
 ic  format  by  electronic means, and it is available for review in such
 

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