senate Bill S515

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the functioning of the independent redistricting commission; repealer

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 11, 2021 delivered to secretary of state
Jan 20, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.8
substituted for a1916
Jan 12, 2021 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 11, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.11
reported and committed to rules
Jan 08, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 06, 2021 referred to judiciary

Votes

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Jan 11, 2021 - Judiciary committee Vote

S515
10
5
committee
10
Aye
5
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Judiciary Committee Vote: Jan 11, 2021

Jan 11, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S515
14
7
committee
14
Aye
7
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S515 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1916
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 §§2, 4, 5, 5-a & 5-b, rpld Art 3 §3, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8833, A10839

S515 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the number of state senators and inclusion of incarcerated persons in the federal census for population determination for redistricting purposes and to the functioning of the independent redistricting commission in the determination of district lines for congressional and state legislative offices.

S515 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S515 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    515
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. GIANARIS, MYRIE -- 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 sections 2, 4, 5, 5-a and 5-b of article 3  of
   the  constitution,  in  relation  to  the number of state senators and
   inclusion of incarcerated persons in the federal census for population
   determination for redistricting purposes and to the functioning of the
   independent redistricting commission in the determination of  district
   lines  for  congressional and state legislative offices; and to repeal
   section 3 of article 3 of the constitution relating thereto
 
   Section 1.  Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 2 of arti-
 cle 3 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
   § 2. The senate shall consist of [fifty] SIXTY-THREE members[,  except
 as  hereinafter provided]. The senators elected in the year one thousand
 eight hundred and ninety-five shall hold their offices for three  years,
 and  their  successors shall be chosen for two years. The assembly shall
 consist of one hundred and fifty members. The assembly  members  elected
 in  the  year  one  thousand  nine  hundred  and thirty-eight, and their
 successors, shall be chosen for two years.
   § 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 3 of article 3 of
 the constitution be REPEALED.
   § 3. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 4 of article 3 of
 the constitution be amended to read as follows:
   § 4. (a) Except as herein otherwise provided, the federal census taken
 in the year nineteen hundred thirty and each federal census taken decen-
 nially thereafter shall be controlling as to the number  of  inhabitants
 in  the  state or any part thereof for the purposes of the apportionment
 of members of assembly and readjustment  or  alteration  of  senate  and
 assembly  districts  next  occurring,  in  so far as such census and the
 tabulation thereof purport to give the information  necessary  therefor.
 The  legislature, by law, shall provide for the making and tabulation by
 

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