senate Bill S4541

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Proposes a constitutional amendment to divide the state into three autonomous regions; repealer

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 04, 2021 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 09, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
Feb 05, 2021 referred to judiciary

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S4541 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4446
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 20 to be Art 21, add Art 20, Art 9 §4, Art 8 §§2-b & 2-c, Art 11, Art 19 §4, Art 5 §1, amd Art 19 §2, rpld Art 11, Art 5 §1, Art 3 §6, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5416, A5498

S4541 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Proposes a constitutional amendment to divide the state into three autonomous regions; the New Amsterdam Region, the New York Region and the Montauk Region; provides regional governors and regional legislators; provides only for a state sales tax (view more) divides various departments and agencies; provides for separate court systems and prison systems.

S4541 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4541 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4541
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 5, 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 the addition of a new  article  20  to  the  constitution,  in
   relation  to  dividing  New  York state into three autonomous regions;
   proposing an amendment to article 8 of the constitution,  in  relation
   to  local, school and special district budgets; proposing an amendment
   to article 9 of the constitution  in  relation  to  formation  of  new
   towns;  proposing  an  amendment  to  section  2  of article 19 of the
   constitution, in relation to the constitutional convention;  proposing
   an  amendment to article 11 of the constitution, in relation to public
   education; proposing an amendment to article 19 of  the  constitution,
   in  relation  to  limiting  voting on a new constitution; proposing an
   amendment to article 5 of the constitution, in  relation  to  officers
   and civil departments; repealing article 11 of the constitution relat-
   ing to education; repealing section 6 of article 3 of the constitution
   relating  to the state legislature; and repealing section 1 of article
   5 of the constitution relating to officers and civil departments
 
   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
                                  REGIONS
 
   SECTION 1. THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHALL BE DIVIDED INTO THREE  REGIONS:
 THE NEW AMSTERDAM REGION, THE NEW YORK REGION AND THE MONTAUK REGION.
   (A) THE NEW YORK REGION SHALL CONSIST OF THE COUNTIES OF BRONX, KINGS,
 NEW YORK, QUEENS AND RICHMOND.
   (B)  THE NEW AMSTERDAM REGION SHALL CONSIST OF THE COUNTIES OF ALBANY,
 ALLEGANY, BROOME, CATTARAUGUS, CAYUGA,  CHAUTAUQUA,  CHEMUNG,  CHENANGO,
 CLINTON,  COLUMBIA, CORTLAND, DELAWARE, DUTCHESS, ERIE, ESSEX, FRANKLIN,
 FULTON, GENESEE, GREENE, HAMILTON, HERKIMER, JEFFERSON,  LEWIS,  LIVING-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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