senate Bill S2215

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the procedure for voting increases in the rate of state taxes

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 04, 2021 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 09, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 20, 2021 referred to judiciary

S2215 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 §14, Art 9 §2, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8402
2019-2020: S1298

S2215 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that no bill which increases, extends, imposes or revives any tax, fee, assessment, surcharge or any other such levy or collection, be passed or become a law, except by the assent of two-thirds of the members elected to each branch of the legislature voting separately; makes an exception for any bill which results from the passage of a home rule message.

S2215 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2215 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2215
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 20, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  SERINO -- 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 section 14 of article 3 and section 2 of article
   9 of the  constitution,  in  relation  to  the  procedure  for  voting
   increases in the rate of state taxes
 
   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 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 opin-
 ion necessitate an immediate vote thereon, in which case it must  never-
 theless  be upon the desks of the members in final form, not necessarily
 printed, before its  final  passage;  nor  shall  any  bill,  EXCEPT  AS
 PROVIDED  HEREIN,  be  passed or become a law, except by the assent of a
 majority of the members elected to each branch of the  legislature;  NOR
 SHALL  ANY  BILL  WHICH INCREASES, EXTENDS, IMPOSES, OR REVIVES ANY TAX,
 FEE, ASSESSMENT, SURCHARGE OR ANY OTHER SUCH LEVY OR COLLECTION,  EXCEPT
 ANY  BILL WHICH RESULTS FROM THE PASSAGE OF A HOME RULE MESSAGE PURSUANT
 TO SECTION TWO OF ARTICLE NINE OF THIS CONSTITUTION, BE PASSED OR BECOME
 A LAW, EXCEPT BY THE ASSENT OF TWO-THIRDS OF THE MEMBERS ELECTED TO EACH
 BRANCH OF THE LEGISLATURE VOTING SEPARATELY; 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.
   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
 format at the desks of the members. For purposes of this section  "elec-
 tronic  means"  means  any method of transmission of information between
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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