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S01639 Summary:

Amd Art 4 §3, Constn
Relates to establishing a procedure for the governor's annual message to the legislature regarding the state of the state.
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S01639 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 10, 2017
        Introduced  by  Sen. TEDISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
        proposing an amendment to section 3 of article 4 of the constitution, in
          relation to establishing a procedure for the governor's annual message
          to the legislature regarding the state of the state
     1    Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 3 of  arti-
     2  cle 4 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
     3    §  3.  The  governor  shall  be commander-in-chief of the military and
     4  naval forces of the state. The governor shall have power to convene  the
     5  legislature, or the senate only, on extraordinary occasions. At extraor-
     6  dinary  sessions  convened pursuant to the provisions of this section no
     7  subject shall be acted upon, except such as the governor  may  recommend
     8  for  consideration.  The  governor  shall  communicate by message to the
     9  legislature at every session the condition of the state,  and  recommend
    10  such matters to it as he or she shall judge expedient. The message shall
    11  be  delivered  orally  in the Assembly Chamber, during the first week of
    12  legislative session, with a quorum of the Assembly and a quorum  of  the
    13  Senate  present. The governor shall expedite all such measures as may be
    14  resolved upon by the legislature, and shall take care that the laws  are
    15  faithfully executed.  The governor shall receive for his or her services
    16  an  annual  salary  to  be  fixed  by joint resolution of the senate and
    17  assembly, and there shall be provided for his or her use a suitable  and
    18  furnished executive residence.
    19    §  2.  Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment
    20  be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
    21  next succeeding general election of members of  the  assembly,  and,  in
    22  conformity  with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution, be
    23  published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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