2014 NYS Ballot Questions


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Proposal Number 1

An Amendment: Revising State’s Redistricting Procedure

This is a controversial amendment to the state constitution, which would enshrine a specific method for handling the redistricting of congressional, assembly, and state senate districts every ten years.

Citizens Union, League of Women Voters 

Common Cause NY, Sen. Liz Krueger, New York City Council Progressive Caucus, Make the Road Action Fund, New York Times, VOCAL-NY, many others.

Proposal Number 2

An Amendment: Permitting Electronic Distribution of State Legislative Bills

This is an amendment that allows the state legislature to distribute bills to the members electronically, instead of in printed form

All but one member of the state legislature, and nearly everybody else as far as we can tell, except for DC37, and Rev. Calvin Butts of the Abyssinian Baptist Church

DC37, Rev. Calvin Butts, paper companies

Proposal Number 3

A Proposition: The Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014

This is a controversial amendment to allow the state to sell 2 billion dollars in bonds to fund improved technology in school classrooms, and other educational needs.

NYSUT, Gov. Cuomo, others

Citizens Budget Commission, others

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