Bill Text: NY A03196 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Limits the use of messages of necessity to situations involving a state of emergency.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 18-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-13 - opinion referred to judiciary [A03196 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A03196-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 28, 2019
        Introduced  by M. of A. BYRNE -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Governmental Operations
        proposing an amendment to section 14 of article 3 of  the  constitution,
          in relation to limiting the use of messages of necessity
     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    §  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 to respond to a state disaster
     9  emergency, as defined by paragraph b of subdivision two of section twen-
    10  ty of the executive law in which case it must nevertheless be  upon  the
    11  desks  of the members in final form, not necessarily printed, before its
    12  final passage; nor shall any bill be passed or become a law,  except  by
    13  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.

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