New York, NY, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Constitutional convention

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
New York, NY, USA
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Constitutional convention
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

New York Constitution, Article XIX, Section 2
At the general election to be held in the year nineteen hundred fifty-seven, and every twentieth year thereafter, and also at such times as the legislature may by law provide, the question "Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?" shall be submitted to and decided by the electors of the state; and in case a majority of the electors voting thereon shall decide in favor of a convention for such purpose, the electors of every senate district of the state, as then organized, shall elect three delegates at the next ensuing general election, and the electors of the state voting at the same election shall elect fifteen delegates-at-large. The delegates so elected shall convene at the capitol on the first Tuesday of April next ensuing after their election, and shall continue their session until the business of such convention shall have been completed. Every delegate shall receive for his or her services the same compensation as shall then be annually payable to the members of the assembly and be reimbursed for actual traveling expenses, while the convention is in session, to the extent that a member of the assembly would then be entitled thereto in the case of a session of the legislature. [...]

Source: The Constitution of the State of New York (accessed 1 August 2017)

Subject Matter:

Calling for a constitutional convention

Actors

Author:
Legislature : The question will be put on the ballot at the general election every 20 years, starting in 1957, and when called for by the legislature (New York Constitution, Article XIX, Section 2).
Initiator:
Law : Constitution
Decision maker:
Electorate : The question passes if approved by a majority of those voting on it (New York Constitution, Article XIX, Section 2).

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
The question passes if approved by a majority of those voting on it (New York Constitution, Article XIX, Section 2).
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
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Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:

New York Constitution, Article XIX, Section 2
At the general election to be held in the year nineteen hundred fifty-seven, and every twentieth year thereafter, and also at such times as the legislature may by law provide, the question "Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?" shall be submitted to and decided by the electors of the state [...]

Source: The Constitution of the State of New York (accessed 1 August 2017)

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