Proposed Legislative Amendment on Lawmaking
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4817 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y February 8, 2011 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. KOLB, CASTELLI, CONTE, OAKS, REILICH, SAYWARD -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BOYLE, BURLING, BUTLER, CALHOUN, CORWIN, DUPREY, FINCH, FITZPATRICK, GIGLIO, HAWLEY, JORDAN, McDONOUGH, McKEVITT, J. MILLER, MOLINARO, RABBITT, SALADINO, TOBACCO -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Employees CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 14 of article 3 of the constitution, in relation to displaying bills electronically upon the desks of members 1 Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 14 of article 2 3 of the constitution be amended to read as follows: 3 S 14. No bill shall be passed or become a law unless it shall have 4 been printed and upon the desks of the members OR DISPLAYED ELECTRON- 5 ICALLY UPON THE DESKS OF THE MEMBERS, in its final form, at least three 6 calendar legislative days prior to its final passage, unless the gover- 7 nor, or the acting governor, shall have certified, under his or her hand 8 and the seal of the state, the facts which in his or her opinion neces- 9 sitate an immediate vote thereon, in which case it must nevertheless be 10 upon the desks of the members in final form, not necessarily printed, 11 before its final passage; nor shall any bill be passed or become a law, 12 except by the assent of a majority of the members elected to each branch 13 of the legislature; and upon the last reading of a bill, no amendment 14 thereof shall be allowed, and the question upon its final passage shall 15 be taken immediately thereafter, and the ayes and nays entered on the 16 journal. 17 S 2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment be 18 referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the 19 next succeeding general election of members of the assembly, and, in 20 conformity with section 1 of article 19 of the constitution, be 21 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.
A04817 Actions: BILL NO A04817 02/08/2011 referred to governmental employees 02/09/2011 to attorney-general for opinion 04/25/2011 opinion referred to judiciary PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.11257 (2010), Attorney General Opinion Referred to Judiciary.