Bill S7730-2011

Repeals provisions of the constitution prohibiting the use of public money in aid of any school under the control or direction of any religious denomination

Repeals provisions of the constitution prohibiting the use of public money in aid of any school under the control or direction of any religious denomination.

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  • Jun 18, 2012: TO ATTORNEY-GENERAL FOR OPINION
  • Jun 15, 2012: REFERRED TO RULES

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BILL NUMBER:S7730

TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing amendments to the constitution, in relation to the use of public money in aid or maintenance of any school or institution of learning wholly or in part under the control or direction of any religious denomination, and repealing section 3 of article 11 of the constitution relating thereto

PURPOSE: To repeal the "Blaine Amendment" of the New York State Constitution to allow for state aid to parochial and religious schools in the state.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 repeals section 3 of article 11 of the Constitution

JUSTIFICATION: New York State is home to a plethora of diverse religious groups that require a certain education of their children and under current New York State law these groups are forced to tolerate the burden of sending their children to private schools with little or no help from New York State. The "School Choice Amendment" will abolish the sections of the New York State Constitution that forbid state aid to these schools. This will allow for equal treatment under the law of all students in New York State and help working families bear the cost of sending their children to a religious school.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7730 IN SENATE June 15, 2012 ___________
Introduced by Sen. STOROBIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing amendments to the constitution, in relation to the use of public money in aid or maintenance of any school or institution of learning wholly or in part under the control or direction of any reli- gious denomination, and repealing section 3 of article 11 of the constitution relating thereto Section 1. RESOLVED (if the Assembly concur), That section 3 of arti- cle 11 of the constitution be REPEALED. S 2. RESOLVED (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendments be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the next succeeding general election of members of the assembly, and, in conformity with section 1 of article 19 of the constitution, be published for 3 months previous to the time of such election. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD89166-02-2

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