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}}{{tnr}}The '''New York Municipal Debt Limit Exemption for Sewage Improvements Amendment''' is a {{lrcafull}} in [[New York]] that will be decided in the [[New York 2013 ballot measures|statewide election]] on [[BC2013#November|November 5, 2013]]. The measure would allow municipalities to continue exceeding their debt limits for sewage facilities.<ref name="FirstStory">[http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Questions-that-await-you-in-the-fall-4619973.php TimesUnion.com, "Questions that await you in the fall," June 24, 2013]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}The '''New York Municipal Debt Limit Exemption for Sewage Improvements Amendment''', also known as [http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=S4065&term=2013&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Votes=Y&Text=Y S 4065], is a {{lrcafull}} in [[New York]] that will be decided in the [[New York 2013 ballot measures|statewide election]] on [[BC2013#November|November 5, 2013]]. The measure would allow municipalities to continue exceeding their debt limits for sewage facilities.<ref name="FirstStory">[http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Questions-that-await-you-in-the-fall-4619973.php TimesUnion.com, "Questions that await you in the fall," June 24, 2013]</ref>
  
==Support==
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==Text of measure==
''No formal support has been identified for this measure yet.''
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===Constitutional changes===
  
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The measure amends [[Article VIII, New York Constitution#Section 5|Article VIII, Section 5, subsection (E)]] of the [[New York Constitution|Constitution of New York]].<ref>[http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=S4065&term=2013&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Votes=Y&Text=Y S 4065 (text)]</ref>
''No formal support has been identified for this measure yet.''
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Article I, Section 9, subsection (E) would be amended to read:
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|E. Indebtedness contracted on or after January first, nineteen hundred sixty-two and prior to January first, two thousand <s>fourteen</s> <u>twenty-four</u>, for the construction or reconstruction of facilities for the conveyance, treatment and disposal of sewage. The legislature shall prescribe the method by which and the terms and conditions under which the amount of any such indebtedness to be excluded shall be determined, and no such indebtedness shall be excluded except in accordance with such determination.
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==Support==
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The measure was sponsored by Sen. [[Jack Martins]] (R-7).<ref name="status"/>
  
 
==Path to the ballot==
 
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According to the [[New York Constitution]], a majority vote is required in two successive sessions of the [[New York State Legislature]] in order to qualify a measure for the statewide ballot.
 
According to the [[New York Constitution]], a majority vote is required in two successive sessions of the [[New York State Legislature]] in order to qualify a measure for the statewide ballot.
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The [[New York State Senate]] passed the amendment on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 61 to 0.<ref>[http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/s4065-2013 Senate vote on S 4065]</ref>
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The [[New York State Assembly]] passed the amendment on June 13, 2013, with a vote of 141 to 0.<ref name="status">[http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=S4065&term=2013&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Votes=Y&Text=Y S 4065 (status)]</ref>
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 12:11, 12 July 2013

Municipal Debt Limit Exemption for Sewage Improvements Amendment
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:New York Constitution
Referred by:New York Legislature
Topic:Budgets
Status:On the ballot
The New York Municipal Debt Limit Exemption for Sewage Improvements Amendment, also known as S 4065, is a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in New York that will be decided in the statewide election on November 5, 2013. The measure would allow municipalities to continue exceeding their debt limits for sewage facilities.[1]

Text of measure

Constitutional changes

The measure amends Article VIII, Section 5, subsection (E) of the Constitution of New York.[2]

Article I, Section 9, subsection (E) would be amended to read:

E. Indebtedness contracted on or after January first, nineteen hundred sixty-two and prior to January first, two thousand fourteen twenty-four, for the construction or reconstruction of facilities for the conveyance, treatment and disposal of sewage. The legislature shall prescribe the method by which and the terms and conditions under which the amount of any such indebtedness to be excluded shall be determined, and no such indebtedness shall be excluded except in accordance with such determination.

Support

The measure was sponsored by Sen. Jack Martins (R-7).[3]

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the New York Constitution

According to the New York Constitution, a majority vote is required in two successive sessions of the New York State Legislature in order to qualify a measure for the statewide ballot.

The New York State Senate passed the amendment on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 61 to 0.[4]

The New York State Assembly passed the amendment on June 13, 2013, with a vote of 141 to 0.[3]

See also

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