senate Bill S5414

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Authorizes the legislature to increase the number of justices of the supreme court in any judicial district

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate

  • 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
May 31, 2023 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 30, 2023 advanced to third reading
Mar 29, 2023 2nd report cal.
Mar 28, 2023 1st report cal.576
Apr 04, 2023 opinion referred to judiciary
Mar 10, 2023 to attorney-general for opinion
Mar 03, 2023 referred to judiciary


S5414 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 6 §6, Constn

S5414 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the legislature to increase the number of justices of the supreme court in any judicial district.

S5414 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5414 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                               March 3, 2023
 Introduced  by Sen. HOYLMAN-SIGAL -- read twice and ordered printed, and
   when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
 proposing amendments to article 6 of the constitution,  in  relation  to
   the number of supreme court justices in any judicial district

   Section  1.  Resolved  (if the Assembly concur), That subdivision d of
 section 6 of article 6  of  the  constitution  be  amended  to  read  as
   d.  The  supreme court is continued. It shall consist of the number of
 justices of the supreme court including the justices designated  to  the
 appellate  divisions of the supreme court, judges of the county court of
 the counties of Bronx, Kings, Queens and  Richmond  and  judges  of  the
 court of general sessions of the county of New York authorized by law on
 the  thirty-first day of August next after the approval and ratification
 of this amendment by the people, all of whom shall be  justices  of  the
 supreme  court  for  the  remainder  of their terms. The legislature may
 increase the number of justices of the supreme  court  in  any  judicial
 district[, except that the number in any district shall not be increased
 to  exceed one justice for fifty thousand, or fraction over thirty thou-
 sand, of the population thereof as shown by the last federal  census  or
 state  enumeration]. The legislature may decrease the number of justices
 of the supreme court in any judicial district, except that the number in
 any district shall not be less  than  the  number  of  justices  of  the
 supreme court authorized by law on the effective date of this article.
   §  2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendments
 be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
 next succeeding general election of members of  the  assembly,  and,  in
 conformity  with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution, be
 published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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