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New York Monetary Jurisdiction of Courts, Proposal 1 (1997)

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New York Proposal 1, pertaining to the Monetary Jurisdiction of Courts, was on the November 4, 1997 ballot in New York as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.

Election results

Proposal 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No1,359,91055.86%
Yes 1,074,603 44.14%

Ballot question


The proposed amendment to Article 6, Section 15 and 16 of the State Constitution would increase the monetary jurisdiction of the New York City Civil Court from twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), and would increase the monetary jurisdiction of the district court from fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), exclusive of interest and cost. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?

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