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referred to judiciary
Senate Bill S4541
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S4541 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S4541 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Provides that no bill which increases, extends, imposes or revives any tax, fee, assessment, surcharge or any other such levy or collection, be passed or become a law, except by the assent of two-thirds of the members elected to each branch of the legislature voting separately; makes an exception for any bill which results from the passage of a home rule message.
2023-S4541 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4541 SPONSOR: RHOADS TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing amendments to section 14 of article 3 and section 2 of article 9 of the constitution, in relation to the procedure for voting increases in the rate of state taxes PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would require a two-thirds vote from each house of the state legislature to impose or extend taxes, and a two-thirds vote from local legislative bodies enacting a local law to impose or extend taxes. This bill would ensure that a supermajority of state or local legislative representatives assent to an imposition of a tax, which also holds elected officials more accountable to the state's taxpayers, both at the statewide and the local levels of government. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
2023-S4541 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4541 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 10, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RHOADS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing amendments to section 14 of article 3 and section 2 of article 9 of the constitution, in relation to the procedure for voting increases in the rate of state taxes 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, in which case it must never- theless be upon the desks of the members in final form, not necessarily printed, before its final passage; nor shall any bill, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, be passed or become a law, except by the assent of a majority of the members elected to each branch of the legislature; NOR SHALL ANY BILL WHICH INCREASES, EXTENDS, IMPOSES, OR REVIVES ANY TAX, FEE, ASSESSMENT, SURCHARGE OR ANY OTHER SUCH LEVY OR COLLECTION, EXCEPT ANY BILL WHICH RESULTS FROM THE PASSAGE OF A HOME RULE MESSAGE PURSUANT TO SECTION TWO OF ARTICLE NINE OF THIS CONSTITUTION, BE PASSED OR BECOME A LAW, EXCEPT BY THE ASSENT OF TWO-THIRDS OF THE MEMBERS ELECTED TO EACH BRANCH OF THE LEGISLATURE VOTING SEPARATELY; 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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