2013 STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

2013 STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

Published October 30, 2013 5:00 AM
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2013 STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

 

Proposal One – Authorizing Casino Gaming

Proposed amendment to section 9 of article 1 of the Constitution is to allow the Legislature to authorize and regulate up to seven casinos.

 

Proposal Two – Additional Civil Service Credit for Veterans with Disabilities Certified Post-Appointment

Proposed amendment to section 6 of article 5 of the Constitution is to grant additional civil service credit to veterans who are certified as disabled after they have been appointed or promoted to a civil service position.

 

Proposal Three – Exclusion of Indebtedness Contracted for Sewage Facilities

Proposed amendment to section 5 of article 8 of the Constitution is to continue to allow counties, cities, towns, and villages to exclude from their constitutional debt limits indebtedness incurred for the construction or reconstruction of sewage facilities.

 

Proposal Four – Settling Disputed Title in the Forest Preserve

Proposed amendment to section 1 of article 14 of the Constitution is to resolve competing claims of title between the State and private parties to land located in the forest preserve, in the town of Long Lake, Hamilton County.

 

Proposal Five – In Relation to a Land Exchange in the State Forest Preserve with NYCO Minerals, Inc.

Proposed amendment to section 1 of article 14 of the Constitution is to allow NYCO Minerals, Inc., a private company, to continue its mining operations in the town of Lewis, Essex County.  The proposed amendment would allow the State to convey approximately 200 forest preserve acres to NYCO Minerals for mining. 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. This land would be added to the forest preserve. When NYCO Minerals finishes mining, the company would restore the condition of the land it received in the exchange and return it to the forest preserve.

 

Proposal Six – Increasing Age until which Certain State Judges Can Serve

Proposed amendment to sections 2 and 25 of article 6 of the Constitution is to increase to the age of 80 the maximum age until which Justices of the Supreme Court and Judges of the Court of Appeals may serve.

 

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