NYS Ballot Measures 2013
2013 Ballot Measures
Authorizing Casino GamblingSummary:
Authorizes casino gambling within the state as prescribed by the legislature.Measure Text:
The proposed amendment to section 9 of article 1 of the Constitution would allow the Legislature to authorize up to seven casinos in New York State for the legislated purposes of promoting job growth, increasing aid to schools, and permitting local governments to lower property taxes through revenues generated. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?
Additional Civil Service Credit for Veterans with Disabilities Certified Post-AppointmentSummary:
Entitles veterans with disabilities who were classified as veterans and used such classification in his or her original appointment or promotion and were later classified as a veteran with disabilities, to ten points additional credit less the number of points of additional credit allowed for the prior appointment.Measure Text:
The proposed amendment to section 6 of article 5 of the Constitution would entitle a veteran who has received civil service credit for a civil service appointment or promotion and subsequently is certified as disabled to additional civil service credit at a subsequent appointment or promotion. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?
Exclusion of Indebtedness Contracted for Sewage FacilitiesSummary:
Extends until January 1, 2024, the authority of counties, cities, towns and villages to exclude from their constitutional debt limits indebtedness contracted from the construction and reconstruction of facilities for the conveyance, treatment and disposal of sewage.Measure Text:
The proposed amendment to Article 8, section 5 of the Constitution would extend for ten years, until January 1, 2024, the authority of counties, cities, towns and villages to exclude from their constitutional debt limits indebtedness contracted for the construction or reconstruction of sewage facilities. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?
Long Lake Dispute Settling Disputed Title in the Forest Preserve AmendmentSummary:
Authorizes the legislature to settle the land dispute between the state and private parties in township 40, Totten and Crossfield Purchase in the town of Long Lake, county of Hamilton, such lands being in the state forest preserve (second passage).Measure Text:
The proposed amendment to section 1 of article 14 of the Constitution would authorize the Legislature to settle longstanding disputes between the State and private entities over ownership of certain parcels of land in the town of Long Lake, Hamilton County. In exchange for giving up its claim to disputed parcels, the State would get land to be incorporated into the forest preserve that would benefit the forest preserve more than the disputed parcels currently do. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?
In Relation to a Land Exchange in the State Forest Preserve with NYCO Minerals, Inc.Summary:
Authorizes the state to engage in a land exchange with NYCO Minerals, Inc. relating to certain land in the town of Lewis, county of Essex, within the state forest preserve (second passage).Measure Text:
The proposed amendment to section 1 of article 14 of the Constitution would authorize the Legislature to convey forest preserve land located in the town of Lewis, Essex County, to NYCO Minerals, a private company that plans on expanding an existing mine that adjoins the forest preserve land. In exchange, NYCO Minerals would give the State at least the same amount of land of at least the same value, with a minimum assessed value of $1 million, to be added to the forest preserve. When NYCO Minerals finishes mining, it would restore the condition of the land and return it to the forest preserve. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?
Increasing Age until which Certain State Judges Can ServeSummary:
Authorizes retired supreme court justices to serve as justice of supreme court until age 80; provides that judges of the court of appeals need not retire until the end of the year in which they turn 80; prohibits the appointment of any person over age 70 to the cour of appeals.Measure Text:
The proposed amendment to the Constitution, amending sections 2 and 25 of article 6, would increase the maximum age which certain state judges may serve as follows: (1) a Justice of the Supreme Court would be eligible for five additional two-year terms after the present retirement age of 70, instead of the three such terms currently authorized; and (b) a Judge of the Court of Appeals who reaches the age of 70 while in office would be permitted to remain in service in the Court for up to 10 years beyond the present retirement age of 70 in order to complete the term in which that Judge was appointed. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?