A08658 Summary:

BILL NOA08658
 
SAME ASSAME AS S06475
 
SPONSORTedisco
 
COSPNSRBlankenbush, Brabenec, Butler, Crouch, DiPietro, Hawley, Johns, Lawrence, Lupinacci, Malliotakis, McDonough, McLaughlin, Kolb, Montesano, Murray, Palmesano, Ra, Raia, Tenney, Walter, Wozniak, Lalor, Oaks
 
MLTSPNSRBarclay, Friend, Goodell, Kearns, Lopez, Saladino, Stec
 
Add 33-a, Leg L
 
Relates to requiring bills with a threshold level of co-sponsorship to be brought to the floor for a vote to be taken thereon.
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A08658 Actions:

BILL NOA08658
 
01/07/2016referred to governmental operations
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A08658 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8658
 
SPONSOR: Tedisco (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the legislative law, in relation to bills with a thresh- old level of co-sponsorship   PURPOSE: To allow for a piece of legislation that has garnered the co-sponsorship of 76 members of the Assembly and 32 members in the Senate to be brought to the floor in that respective house for a vote.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends the legislative law by adding a new section 33-a to read as follows: § 33-a. Bills with a threshold level of co-sponsorship. 1. Any bill introduced in the assembly shall, upon being co-sponsored by seventy-six or more members, be brought to the floor of the house for a vote to be taken thereon during the legislative session in which it was introduced. 2. Any bill introduced in the senate shall, upon being co-sponsored by thirty-two or more members, be brought to the floor of the house for a vote to be taken thereon during the legislative session in which it was introduced.   JUSTIFICATION: In theory, any piece of legislation in any legislative body that has earned the sponsorship of more than half its members has been vetted, passed muster and merits an open floor debate and up or down vote. This legislation would require that those pieces of legislation that have garnered widespread support (76 members in the Assembly/32 members in the Senate) be discharged from committee and brought to the floor for a vote. It is the very concept of good governance and democracy for a legisla- tive body to openly debate a bill in the public square that has the support of the majority of its members, hence a majority of that legis- lative body's constituency.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.
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A08658 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8658
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     January 7, 2016
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M. of A. TEDISCO, BLANKENBUSH, BRABENEC, BUTLER, CROUCH,
          DiPIETRO, HAWLEY, JOHNS, LAWRENCE, LUPINACCI, MALLIOTAKIS,  McDONOUGH,
          McLAUGHLIN,  KOLB,  MONTESANO,  MURRAY,  PALMESANO,  RA, RAIA, TENNEY,
          WALTER, WOZNIAK -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  BARCLAY,  GOODELL,
          KEARNS,  LOPEZ, SALADINO -- read once and referred to the Committee on
          Governmental Operations

        AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to bills with a thresh-
          old level of co-sponsorship
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. the legislative law is amended by adding a new section 33-a
     2  to read as follows:
     3    §  33-a.  Bills with a threshold level of co-sponsorship.  1. Any bill
     4  introduced in the assembly shall, upon being co-sponsored by seventy-six
     5  or more members, be brought to the floor of the house for a vote  to  be
     6  taken thereon during the legislative session in which it was introduced.
     7    2. Any bill introduced in the senate shall, upon being co-sponsored by
     8  thirty-two  or  more members, be brought to the floor of the house for a
     9  vote to be taken thereon during the legislative session in which it  was
    10  introduced.
    11    §  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
    12  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
        A                                                          LBD13309-02-5
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