Bill Text: NY A07336 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the constitution to prohibit an immediate vote from being called by the governor or acting governor on any budget bills.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 14-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-17 - opinion referred to judiciary [A07336 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A07336-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          7336
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     April 25, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. WALCZYK -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Ways and Means
                    CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
        proposing an amendment to section 14 of article 3 of  the  constitution,
          in  relation  to  prohibiting  the  governor from issuing a message of
          necessity for budget related bills
     1    Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 14 of article
     2  3 of the constitution be amended as follows:
     3    § 14. No bill shall be passed or become a law  unless  it  shall  have
     4  been  printed  and  upon the desks of the members, in its final form, at
     5  least three calendar legislative days prior to its final passage, unless
     6  the governor, or the acting governor, shall have certified, under his or
     7  her hand and the seal of the state, the facts which in his or her  opin-
     8  ion  necessitate an immediate vote thereon, in which case it must never-
     9  theless be upon the desks of the members in final form, not  necessarily
    10  printed,  before  its  final  passage, provided, however, such immediate
    11  vote shall not be permitted for  budget  bills  or  appropriation  bills
    12  relating  thereto;  nor shall any bill be passed or become a law, except
    13  by the assent of a majority of the members elected to each branch of the
    14  legislature; and upon the last reading of a bill, no  amendment  thereof
    15  shall be allowed, and the question upon its final passage shall be taken
    16  immediately thereafter, and the ayes and nays entered on the journal.
    17    For purposes of this section, a bill shall be deemed to be printed and
    18  upon the desks of the members if: it is set forth in a legible electron-
    19  ic  format  by  electronic means, and it is available for review in such
    20  format at the desks of the members. For purposes of this section  "elec-
    21  tronic  means"  means  any method of transmission of information between
    22  computers or other machines designed for  the  purpose  of  sending  and
    23  receiving   such  transmissions  and  which:  allows  the  recipient  to
    24  reproduce  the  information  transmitted  in  a   tangible   medium   of
    25  expression; and does not permit additions, deletions or other changes to
    26  be made without leaving an adequate record thereof.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD89127-01-9

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     1    §  2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment be
     2  referred to the first regular legislative session  convening  after  the
     3  next  succeeding  general  election  of members of the assembly, and, in
     4  conformity with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution,  be
     5  published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.
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