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{{recall update|month=September 2012}}{{recall}}{{tnr}}As of '''July 2011''', recall of elected officials is not available in [[New York]].  
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{{recall update|month=September 2012}}{{recall}}{{tnr}}As of '''April 2013''', recall of elected officials is not available in [[New York]].  
  
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==Proposed legislation==
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===2013===
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The [[New York State Assembly|Assembly]] [[Republican]] Caucus of the [[New York State Assembly]] voiced support for legislation that would provide a mechanism for recall elections. The proposed legislation would allow recall elections if 20 percent of voters who participated in the election of that official signed a petition to remove him or her from office.
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Proponent Assemblyman [[Jim Tedisco]] ([[Republican|R]]) cited a number of recently arrested [[New York]] state officials, including former [[State Senate Majority Leader]] [[Pedro Espada]] ([[Democratic|D]]), as rationale for allowing recall in the state.<ref>[http://www.legislativegazette.com/Articles-Top-Stories-c-2013-04-29-83587.113122-Assembly-GOP-Time-is-right-to-reconsider-recall-elections.html ''The Legislative Gazette'', "Assembly GOP: Time is right to reconsider recall elections," April 29, 2013]</ref>
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===2011===
 
State senator [[John DeFrancisco]] introduced [http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/bstfrmef.cgi?QUERYTYPE=BILLNO+&SESSYR=2011+&QUERYDATA=S05516+&QQDATA=S05516+&GETSEL=TEXT+&LST=AQUA+&BROWSER=56040527+&TOKEN=35843269+&SELECT=STATUS S#5516] on May 27, 2011. S #5516 would allow the recall of elected officials at every level of government in the state.<ref name=syr>[http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2011/06/state_senate_bill_would_allow.html ''Syracuse Post-Standard'', "Prompted by turmoil in the Jordan-Elbridge school district, state senator introduces bill to allow recalls of elected officials", June 3, 2011]</ref>
 
State senator [[John DeFrancisco]] introduced [http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/bstfrmef.cgi?QUERYTYPE=BILLNO+&SESSYR=2011+&QUERYDATA=S05516+&QQDATA=S05516+&GETSEL=TEXT+&LST=AQUA+&BROWSER=56040527+&TOKEN=35843269+&SELECT=STATUS S#5516] on May 27, 2011. S #5516 would allow the recall of elected officials at every level of government in the state.<ref name=syr>[http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2011/06/state_senate_bill_would_allow.html ''Syracuse Post-Standard'', "Prompted by turmoil in the Jordan-Elbridge school district, state senator introduces bill to allow recalls of elected officials", June 3, 2011]</ref>
  
 
DeFrancisco's bill was introduced because of ongoing turmoil within the Jordan-Elbridge school district.
 
DeFrancisco's bill was introduced because of ongoing turmoil within the Jordan-Elbridge school district.
  
Other bills that would allow the recall of elected officials were also introduced in the 2011 session of the [[New York State Legislature]]. They are
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Other bills that would allow the recall of elected officials were also introduced in the 2011 session of the [[New York State Legislature]].
 
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* [[Brian Kolb]] (R-Canandaigua) introduced [http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/bstfrmef.cgi?QUERYTYPE=SPECIAL+&SESSYR=2011+&QUERYDATA=BILLA06526+&QQDATA=RECALL+&LIST=AQUA+&BROWSER=24907145+&TOKEN=35843269+&FRAME=BOT&TARGET=VIEW+&SELECT=TEXT S #6526], saying, "It’s a vehicle to restore confidence."<ref name=syr/>
 
* [[Brian Kolb]] (R-Canandaigua) introduced [http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/bstfrmef.cgi?QUERYTYPE=SPECIAL+&SESSYR=2011+&QUERYDATA=BILLA06526+&QQDATA=RECALL+&LIST=AQUA+&BROWSER=24907145+&TOKEN=35843269+&FRAME=BOT&TARGET=VIEW+&SELECT=TEXT S #6526], saying, "It’s a vehicle to restore confidence."<ref name=syr/>
 
* [[James Tedisco]] introduced [http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/bstfrmef.cgi?QUERYTYPE=SPECIAL+&SESSYR=2011+&QUERYDATA=BILLA01493+&QQDATA=A06526+&LIST=AQUA+&BROWSER=38952641+&TOKEN=35843269+&FRAME=BOT&TARGET=VIEW+&SELECT=TEXT #1493] in the [[New York State Assembly]] on January 20, 2011, while [[Joseph Griffo]] introduced a companion measure, [http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/bstfrmef.cgi?QUERYTYPE=SPECIAL+&SESSYR=2011+&QUERYDATA=BILLS02453+&QQDATA=A01493+&LIST=AQUA+&BROWSER=28945146+&TOKEN=35843269+&FRAME=BOT&TARGET=VIEW+&SELECT=TEXT S #2453] in the [[New York State Senate]] on January 21, 2011.
 
* [[James Tedisco]] introduced [http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/bstfrmef.cgi?QUERYTYPE=SPECIAL+&SESSYR=2011+&QUERYDATA=BILLA01493+&QQDATA=A06526+&LIST=AQUA+&BROWSER=38952641+&TOKEN=35843269+&FRAME=BOT&TARGET=VIEW+&SELECT=TEXT #1493] in the [[New York State Assembly]] on January 20, 2011, while [[Joseph Griffo]] introduced a companion measure, [http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/bstfrmef.cgi?QUERYTYPE=SPECIAL+&SESSYR=2011+&QUERYDATA=BILLS02453+&QQDATA=A01493+&LIST=AQUA+&BROWSER=28945146+&TOKEN=35843269+&FRAME=BOT&TARGET=VIEW+&SELECT=TEXT S #2453] in the [[New York State Senate]] on January 21, 2011.

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As of April 2013, recall of elected officials is not available in New York.

Proposed legislation

2013

The Assembly Republican Caucus of the New York State Assembly voiced support for legislation that would provide a mechanism for recall elections. The proposed legislation would allow recall elections if 20 percent of voters who participated in the election of that official signed a petition to remove him or her from office.

Proponent Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R) cited a number of recently arrested New York state officials, including former State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada (D), as rationale for allowing recall in the state.[1]

2011

State senator John DeFrancisco introduced S#5516 on May 27, 2011. S #5516 would allow the recall of elected officials at every level of government in the state.[2]

DeFrancisco's bill was introduced because of ongoing turmoil within the Jordan-Elbridge school district.

Other bills that would allow the recall of elected officials were also introduced in the 2011 session of the New York State Legislature.

See also

References