senate Bill S6543

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires the governor and senior state officers to appear before the legislature

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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
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2021 opinion referred to judiciary
May 21, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
May 05, 2021 referred to judiciary

S6543 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8117
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 4 §3, Constn

S6543 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the governor and senior state officers to appear before the legislature as requested by the legislature to publicly explain actions and answer questions.

S6543 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6543 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6543
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                May 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- 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 section 3 of article 4 of the constitution, in
   relation to requiring the governor and senior state officers to appear
   before the legislature
 
   Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 3 of  arti-
 cle 4 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
   §  3.  The  governor  shall  be commander-in-chief of the military and
 naval forces of the state. The governor shall have power to convene  the
 legislature, or the senate only, on extraordinary occasions. At extraor-
 dinary  sessions  convened pursuant to the provisions of this section no
 subject shall be acted upon, except such as the governor  may  recommend
 for  consideration.  The  governor  shall  communicate by message to the
 legislature at every session the condition of the state,  and  recommend
 such  matters  to  it  as  he or she shall judge expedient. The governor
 shall expedite all such measures as may be resolved upon by the legisla-
 ture, and shall  take  care  that  the  laws  are  faithfully  executed.
 SUBJECT  AND PURSUANT TO SUCH LAWS AS MAY BE ENACTED TO THIS EFFECT, THE
 GOVERNOR, AND ALL OTHER STATE OFFICERS SUBJECT TO  SENATE  CONFIRMATION,
 SHALL  PERIODICALLY  APPEAR  BEFORE THE TWO HOUSES OF THE LEGISLATURE AS
 REQUESTED BY THE LEGISLATURE FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  PUBLICLY  EXPLAINING
 ACTIONS  AND ANSWERING QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO MATTERS OF CONSEQUENCE TO
 THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK STATE.   THE SPEAKER OF  THE  ASSEMBLY,  MINORITY
 LEADER  OF THE ASSEMBLY, TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, AND MINORITY
 LEADER OF THE SENATE SHALL EACH BE GIVEN  EQUAL  OPPORTUNITIES  TO  POSE
 QUESTIONS  TO  THE GOVERNOR AND OFFICERS WITHIN THEIR RESPECTIVE HOUSES,
 AND EACH MAY SELECT AND DELEGATE OTHER MEMBERS TO POSE QUESTIONS AS THEY
 DEEM PROPER. The governor shall receive for his or her services an annu-
 al salary to be fixed by joint resolution of the  senate  and  assembly,
 and  there shall be provided for his or her use a suitable and furnished
 executive residence.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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