senate Bill S3777A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for recall

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 01, 2022 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 28, 2022 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 05, 2022 referred to judiciary
Mar 04, 2021 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 17, 2021 print number 3777a
Feb 17, 2021 amend and recommit to judiciary
Feb 09, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 30, 2021 referred to judiciary

Co-Sponsors

S3777 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6469
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 20 to be Art 21, add Art 20 §§1 - 7, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S1226
2019-2020: S2011
2023-2024: S1437

S3777 - Summary

Provides for recall; empowers the electors with the ability to remove elective officers.

S3777 - Sponsor Memo

S3777 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3777
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 30, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. GRIFFO, 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 the addition of a new  article  20  to  the  constitution,  in
   relation to providing for initiative and referendum and recall

   Section  1.  Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That article 20 of the
 constitution be renumbered article 21 and a new article 20 be  added  to
 read as follows:
                                ARTICLE XX
                   INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM AND RECALL
   SECTION  1.  1. THE INITIATIVE IS THE POWER OF THE ELECTORS TO PROPOSE
 STATUTES AND AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION AND TO ADOPT OR REJECT THEM.
   2. AN INITIATIVE MEASURE MAY BE PROPOSED BY PRESENTING TO  THE  SECRE-
 TARY  OF STATE A PETITION THAT SETS FORTH THE TEXT OF THE PROPOSED STAT-
 UTE OR AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION  AND  IS  CERTIFIED  TO  HAVE  BEEN
 SIGNED  BY  ELECTORS  EQUAL  IN  NUMBER TO FIVE PERCENT IN THE CASE OF A
 STATUTE, AND EIGHT PERCENT IN THE CASE OF AN AMENDMENT TO THE  CONSTITU-
 TION,  OF THE VOTES FOR ALL CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR AT THE LAST GUBERNA-
 TORIAL ELECTION.
   3. THE SECRETARY OF STATE SHALL THEN SUBMIT THE MEASURE  AT  THE  NEXT
 GENERAL  ELECTION  HELD  AT  LEAST  ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE DAYS AFTER IT
 QUALIFIES OR AT ANY SPECIAL STATEWIDE ELECTION HELD PRIOR TO THAT GENER-
 AL ELECTION. THE GOVERNOR MAY CALL A SPECIAL STATEWIDE ELECTION FOR  THE
 MEASURE.
   4.  AN  INITIATIVE  MEASURE EMBRACING MORE THAN ONE SUBJECT MAY NOT BE
 SUBMITTED TO THE ELECTORS OR HAVE ANY EFFECT.
   5. AN INITIATIVE MEASURE SHALL NOT INCLUDE OR  EXCLUDE  ANY  POLITICAL
 SUBDIVISION  OF  THE  STATE  FROM  THE  APPLICATION  OR  EFFECT  OF  ITS
 PROVISIONS BASED UPON APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL OF THE INITIATIVE MEASURE,
 OR BASED UPON THE CASTING OF A SPECIFIED PERCENTAGE OF VOTES IN FAVOR OF
 THE MEASURE, BY THE ELECTORS OF THAT POLITICAL SUBDIVISION.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S3777A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6469
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 20 to be Art 21, add Art 20 §§1 - 7, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S1226
2019-2020: S2011
2023-2024: S1437

S3777A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for recall; empowers the electors with the ability to remove elective officers.

S3777A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3777A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3777--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 30, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. GRIFFO, HELMING, MARTUCCI -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Judici-
   ary  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
             CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

 proposing the addition of a new  article  20  to  the  constitution,  in
   relation to providing for recall
 
   Section  1.  Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That article 20 of the
 constitution be renumbered article 21 and a new article 20 be  added  to
 read as follows:
                                ARTICLE XX
                                  RECALL
   SECTION  1.  RECALL IS THE POWER OF THE ELECTORS TO REMOVE AN ELECTIVE
 OFFICER.
   § 2. 1. RECALL OF A STATE OFFICER IS INITIATED BY  DELIVERING  TO  THE
 SECRETARY OF STATE A PETITION ALLEGING REASON FOR RECALL. SUFFICIENCY OF
 REASON IS NOT REVIEWABLE. PROPONENTS HAVE ONE HUNDRED SIXTY DAYS TO FILE
 SIGNED PETITIONS.
   2. A PETITION TO RECALL A STATEWIDE OFFICER MUST BE SIGNED BY ELECTORS
 EQUAL  IN NUMBER TO TWELVE PERCENT OF THE LAST VOTE FOR THE OFFICE, WITH
 SIGNATURES FROM EACH OF FIVE COUNTIES EQUAL IN NUMBER TO ONE PERCENT  OF
 THE LAST VOTE FOR THE OFFICE IN THE COUNTY.
   3.  THE  SECRETARY  OF  STATE SHALL MAINTAIN A CONTINUOUS COUNT OF THE
 SIGNATURES CERTIFIED TO THAT OFFICE.
   § 3. 1. AN ELECTION TO DETERMINE WHETHER TO RECALL AN OFFICER AND,  IF
 APPROPRIATE,  TO  ELECT  A SUCCESSOR SHALL BE CALLED BY THE GOVERNOR AND
 HELD NOT LESS THAN SIXTY DAYS NOR MORE THAN EIGHTY DAYS FROM THE DATE OF
 CERTIFICATION OF SUFFICIENT SIGNATURES.
   2. A RECALL ELECTION MAY BE CONDUCTED WITHIN ONE HUNDRED  EIGHTY  DAYS
 FROM  THE  DATE  OF CERTIFICATION OF SUFFICIENT SIGNATURES IN ORDER THAT
 THE ELECTION MAY BE  CONSOLIDATED  WITH  THE  NEXT  REGULARLY  SCHEDULED
 ELECTION  OCCURRING  WHOLLY OR PARTIALLY WITHIN THE SAME JURISDICTION IN
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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