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A08802 Summary:

BILL NOA08802
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORLentol
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd Art 6 4, Constn
 
Relates to increasing the number of judicial departments; creates a second department north consisting of the ninth judicial district and a second department south consisting of the second, tenth and eleventh judicial districts.
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A08802 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8802
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    November 27, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. LENTOL -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Judiciary
 
                    CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
 
        proposing  amendments  to  article 6 of the constitution, in relation to
          increasing the number of judicial departments
 
     1    Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That subdivisions a and  b
     2  of  section  4  of  article  6 of the constitution be amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    a. The state shall be divided into [four] five  judicial  departments.
     5  The  first  department  shall  consist  of the counties within the first
     6  judicial district of  the  state.  The  second  department  north  shall
     7  consist of the counties within the [second,] ninth[, tenth and eleventh]
     8  judicial  [districts] district of the state. The second department south
     9  shall consist of the counties within  the  second,  tenth  and  eleventh
    10  judicial  districts  of the state. The third department shall consist of
    11  the counties within the third, fourth and sixth  judicial  districts  of
    12  the  state.  The  fourth department shall consist of the counties within
    13  the fifth, seventh and eighth judicial  districts  of  the  state.  Each
    14  department  shall  be  bounded  by the lines of judicial districts. Once
    15  every ten years the legislature may alter the boundaries of the judicial
    16  departments, but without changing the number thereof.
    17    b. The appellate divisions of the supreme  court  are  continued,  and
    18  shall  consist  of  seven  justices  of the supreme court in each of the
    19  first and second departments  north and south, and five justices in each
    20  of the other departments.   In each appellate  division,  four  justices
    21  shall  constitute a quorum, and the concurrence of three shall be neces-
    22  sary to a decision. No more than five justices shall sit in any case.
    23    § 2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment  be
    24  referred  to  the  first  legislative  session  convening after the next
    25  succeeding general election of members of the assembly, and in conformi-
    26  ty with section 1 of article 19 of the constitution, be published for  3
    27  months previous to the time of such election.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD89115-02-7
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