Legislatively Referred Amendments

New York

Initiative: A10839 / S08833; S515/A1916 Legislature gave first passage on July 23, 2020. Legislature gave second passage on January 20, 2021. Approved for placement on 2021 ballot. FAILED.

Proponents: New York Legislature

Summary: Relates to the number of state senators and inclusion of incarcerated persons in the federal census for population determination for redistricting purposes and to the functioning of the independent redistricting commission in the determination of district lines for congressional and state legislative offices. The Amendment must be approved by the legislature in 2020 and again in 2021 before going to voters in November 2021.