senate Bill S2943

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Limits the use of 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
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 04, 2021 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 09, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 26, 2021 referred to judiciary


S2943 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
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: S5041
2017-2018: S2174, A8505
2019-2020: S1249, A3196

S2943 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Limits the use of messages of necessity to situations involving a state of emergency.

S2943 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2943 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 26, 2021
 Introduced  by Sens. SERINO, GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
 proposing an amendment to section 14 of article 3 of  the  constitution,
   in relation to limiting the use of 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 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 TO RESPOND TO A STATE DISASTER
 TY OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW 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,  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.
   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
 computers or other machines designed for  the  purpose  of  sending  and
 receiving   such  transmissions  and  which:  allows  the  recipient  to
 reproduce  the  information  transmitted  in  a   tangible   medium   of
 expression; and does not permit additions, deletions or other changes to
 be made without leaving an adequate record thereof.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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