A04002 Summary:

COSPNSRSteck, O'Donnell, Lalor, Galef, Skartados, Jaffee, Goodell, Buchwald
MLTSPNSRBarclay, Braunstein, Lopez, Schimminger, Tedisco
Amd S4-108, El L
Relates to the form of proposed constitutional amendments, propositions or questions; requires form of language to be un-biased.
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A04002 Actions:

01/28/2015referred to election law
01/06/2016referred to election law
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A04002 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 28, 2015
        Introduced  by M. of A. FAHY, STECK, O'DONNELL, LALOR, GALEF, SKARTADOS,
          JAFFEE, GOODELL, BUCHWALD -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  BARCLAY,
          BRAUNSTEIN,  LOPEZ,  SCHIMMINGER, TEDISCO -- read once and referred to
          the Committee on Election Law
        AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to the  form  of  proposed
          constitutional amendments, propositions or questions
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 4-108  of  the  election  law,  as
     2  amended  by  chapter  136  of  the  laws  of 1978, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    2. The form in which the proposed amendment, proposition  or  question
     5  is to be submitted shall consist of only an abbreviated title indicating
     6  generally  and  briefly,  and  in  a clear [and], coherent and un-biased
     7  manner using words with  common  and  every-day  meanings,  the  subject
     8  matter  of the amendment, proposition or question. If more than one such
     9  amendment, proposition or question is to be voted upon at such election,
    10  each such amendment, proposition or question respectively shall be sepa-
    11  rately and consecutively numbered.
    12    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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