A02747 Summary:

BILL NO    A02747 

SAME AS    SAME AS S02519

SPONSOR    Johns (MS)

COSPNSR    Blankenbush, Hawley, Goodell, Walter, Katz, McKevitt, Saladino,
           Crouch, McDonough, Tedisco, Barclay, Ceretto, Tenney, Giglio, Graf,
           Raia, Finch, Ra, Palmesano, Kolb

MLTSPNSR   Borelli, Curran, DiPietro, Duprey, Fitzpatrick, Garbarino, Lalor,
           Lupinacci, McLaughlin, Montesano, Oaks, Stec

Add S33-a, Leg L

Entitles members to bring one substantive piece of legislation to the floor for
a vote without a home rule message and committee review during each two-year
term.
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A02747 Actions:

BILL NO    A02747 

01/17/2013 referred to governmental operations
01/08/2014 referred to governmental operations
04/29/2014 motion to discharge lost
05/13/2014 held for consideration in governmental operations
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A02747 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A02747 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A2747
 
SPONSOR: Johns (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the legislative law, in relation to entitling each member of the legislature to bring one substantive piece of legislation of his or her choosing to the floor for a vote without a home rule message and committee review during each two-year term   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To allow each member of the Legisla- ture, during each two-year term, to bring one substantive piece of legislation, of his or her choosing, to the floor for a vote.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 allows each member of the Legislature, during each two-year term, to choose to have one bill discharged from committee and brought to the floor for a vote by filing a notice with the clerk of that member's respective House, Excludes any bill accompanied by a home rule message. Section 2 contains the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: This legislation would require that during each two- year Legislative Term, each member would be entitled to have at least one substantive piece of legislation of his or her choosing discharged from committee and brought to the floor for a vote. All home rule legislation would be excluded. While this legislation seeks to bypass all other rules regarding the processing of a bill from committee to the floor, it represents real reform that will benefit all the people of this State. A change such as this has been advocated by Legislators, the media and good government groups for years. Each year, many pieces of good legislation remain in committee without any consideration. Many of these bills contain good ideas that could pass into law if they only received a chance. If every member of the Legislature delivers just one bill to the floor and has an opportunity to convince his or her colleagues of the merits of his or her legislation, then democracy would be truly served. This legislation will let every Legislator's voice be heard. If enacted, this would allow the citizens of every district in this state to hear their representative presenting a piece of legislation that is important to them.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12: A9548/S6947   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A02747 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          2747
 
                               2013-2014 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 17, 2013
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. JOHNS, BLANKENBUSH, HAWLEY, GOODELL, WALTER, RA,
          KATZ, McKEVITT, SALADINO, CROUCH, McDONOUGH, TEDISCO, BARCLAY,  CERET-
          TO,  REILICH,  TENNEY,  GIGLIO, GRAF -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
          DUPREY, McLAUGHLIN -- read once  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on
          Governmental Operations
 

        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  legislative  law, in relation to entitling each
          member of the legislature to bring one  substantive  piece  of  legis-
          lation  of  his or her choosing to the floor for a vote without a home
          rule message and committee review during each two-year term
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "sensible
     2  opportunity for legislative equality (SOLE) act".
     3    § 2. The legislative law is amended by adding a new  section  33-a  to
     4  read as follows:
     5    §  33-a.    Entitlement  to  one substantive bill during each two-year
     6  term.  Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, during  each
     7  two-year  term of the legislature, each member shall be entitled to have

     8  at least one substantive piece of legislation, of his or  her  choosing,
     9  exclusive  of  any  bill  accompanied by a home rule message, discharged
    10  from committee and brought to the floor for a vote. A member  may  bring
    11  such  bill  to  the floor for a vote by filing a written notice with the
    12  clerk of senate desk operations or the index clerk of the assembly on  a
    13  form provided by such clerk.
    14    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01224-01-3
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