NEW YORK (PIX11) — Voters in New York City will be met with a trio of ballot questions when they head to the polls on Tuesday.
This is what’s at stake:
Proposal No. 1: Revising state’s redistricting procedure
This proposed amendment would create a redistricting commission every 10 years starting in 2020. While legislators would not create the districts themselves, they would appoint the committee members tasked with redrawing district lines. Should the commission’s plan be rejected twice, then the legislature would be able to draw its own districts.
Proposal No. 2: Allowing electronic delivery of legislative bills
A provision in the state constitution requires that a bill be printed and on the desk of state legislators at least three days before it goes up for a vote. This proposed measure would allow those bills to be delivered electronically. The measure would cut down on 19 million pages of paper printed in the State Capitol every two years, the New York Times reports.
Proposal No. 3: Smart school bond act of 2014
This proposal would allow the state to sell bonds up to $2 billion toward classroom improvements, including replacing trailers with permanent classrooms, installing high-tech smart security in schools, providing access to high-speed Internet access to more students, and adding classroom space to expand Pre-K programs.