New York, NY, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Manner of contracting state debts

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
New York, NY, USA
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Manner of contracting state debts
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

New York Constitution, Article VII, Section 11
Except the debts or refunding debts specified in sections 9, 10 and 13 of this article, no debt shall be hereafter contracted by or in behalf of the state, unless such debt shall be authorized by law, for some single work or purpose, to be distinctly specified therein. No such law shall take effect until it shall, at a general election, have been submitted to the people, and have received a majority of all the votes cast for and against it at such election nor shall it be submitted to be voted on within three months after its passage nor at any general election when any other law or any bill shall be submitted to be voted for or against.
The legislature may, at any time after the approval of such law by the people, if no debt shall have been contracted in pursuance thereof, repeal the same; and may at any time, by law, forbid the contracting of any further debt or liability under such law.

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

Subject Matter:

Contracting state debts via obligatory referendum

Actors

Author:
Authority : Legislature
Initiator:
Law : Constitution
Decision maker:
Electorate : A majority of votes on the question are required to pass (New York Constitution, Article VII, Section 11).

Requirements

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Turnout Quorum:
Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
A majority of votes on the question are required to pass (New York Constitution, Article VII, Section 11).
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:

New York Constitution, Article VII
Section 9
The state may contract debts in anticipation of the receipt of taxes and revenues, direct or indirect, for the purposes and within the amounts of appropriations theretofore made. [...]
The state may also contract debts in anticipation of the receipt of the proceeds of the sale of bonds theretofore authorized, for the purpose and within the amounts of the bonds so authorized. [...]

Section 10
In addition to the above limited power to contract debts, the state may contract debts to repel invasion, suppress insurrection, or defend the state in war, or to suppress forest fires; but the money arising from the contracting of such debts shall be applied for the purpose for which it was raised, or to repay such debts, and to no other purpose whatever.

Section 11
Except the debts or refunding debts specified in sections 9, 10 and 13 of this article, no debt shall be hereafter contracted by or in behalf of the state, unless such debt shall be authorized by law, for some single work or purpose, to be distinctly specified therein. [...]

Section 13
The legislature may provide means and authority whereby any state debt or debts, or any portion or combination thereof, may be refunded in accordance with the following provisions:
[...]

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

Other Formal Requirements:

New York Constitution, Article VII, Section 11
[...] no debt shall be hereafter contracted by or in behalf of the state, unless such debt shall be authorized by law, for some single work or purpose, to be distinctly specified therein. No such law shall take effect until it shall, at a general election, have been submitted to the people, and have received a majority of all the votes cast for and against it at such election nor shall it be submitted to be voted on within three months after its passage nor at any general election when any other law or any bill shall be submitted to be voted for or against. [...]

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

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