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Sign The Petition! Help David DiPietro Split New York State

Let People Go Their Own Way: Split The State

Assemblyman David DiPietro (R,C,I-East Aurora) has introduced legislation that would create a constitutional amendment to split New York State into three separate autonomous regions. The three regions are New York, which includes Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond counties, Montauk, which includes Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland and Westchester counties, and New Amsterdam, which would include every county north of Westchester.

The goal of the bill is to finally unshackle the regions of New York that are subjected to decisions and rule from New York City with a different value structure and way of life. Each region would elect its own governor, Legislature and judicial wing and be responsible for its own management. This would allow local rule to return to the state which has been so ideologically and politically dominated by the city for decades.

“It’s time to let people go their own way,” DiPietro said. “Upstate New Yorkers and Long Islanders have long been subjected to the whim of New York City politicians who don’t understand our way of life, our value, and simply don’t care about us. This bill would once again let the people of New York decide their fate. We should not be burdened with laws and regulations that have no thought to our economic situation or how we live our lives. Main Street in East Aurora is a totally different world than the center of Manhattan, and our people have the right to make their own decisions. The time is past due, we deserve to govern ourselves as is our God-given right. Split the state, the people deserve and demand it.”

1.1  Summary

Proposes a constitutional amendment to divide the state into three autonomous regions; the New Amsterdam Region, the New York Region and the Montauk Region; provides regional governors and regional legislators; provides only for a state sales tax; divides various departments and agencies; provides for separate court systems and prison systems.

1.2  Title of Bill

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
proposing the addition of a new article 20 to the constitution, in relation to dividing New York state into three autonomous regions; proposing an amendment to article 8 of the constitution, in relation to local, school and special district budgets; proposing an amendment to article 19 of the constitution in relation to formation of new towns; proposing an amendment to section 2 of article 19 of the constitution, in relation to the constitutional convention; proposing an amendment to article 11 of the constitution, in relation to public education; proposing an amendment to article 19 of the constitution, in relation to limiting voting on a new constitution; proposing an amendment to article 3 of the constitution, in relation to the state legislature; proposing an amendment to article 5 of the constitution, relating to officers and civil departments; repealing article 11 of the constitution relating to education; repealing section 6 of article 3 of the constitution relating to the state legislature; and repealing section 1 of article 5 of the constitution relating to officers and civil departments.

1.3 Purpose of General Idea of Bill

Concurrent resolution of the State and Assembly proposing the addition of a new article 20 to the constitution, in relation to dividing New York state into three autonomous regions; proposing amendment to article 8 of the constitution, in relation to local, school and special district budgets; proposing an amendment to article 19 of the constitution, in relation to formation of new towns; proposing an amendment to section 2 of article 19 of the constitution in relation to the constitutional convention; proposing an amendment to article 19 of the constitution, in relation to limiting voting on a new constitution; proposing an amendment to article 3 of the constitution, in relation to the state legislature; proposing an amendment to article 5 of the constitution, relating to officers and civil departments; repealing article 11 of the constitution relating to education; repealing section 6 of article 3 of the constitution relating to the state legislature; and repealing section 1 of article 5 of the constitution relating to officers and civil departments

1.4 Summary of Specific Provisions

Section 1: Concurrent resolution of the State and Assembly proposing the addition of a new article 20 to the constitution, in relation to dividing New York State into three autonomous regions;

Section 2: Amends article 9 of the constitution be amended by adding section 4.

Section 3: Amends article 8 of the constitution by adding two new sections 2-b and 2-c. Section 4: Amendment to section 2 of article 19 of the constitution in relation to the constitutional convention.

Section 5: Repeals and replaces article 11 of the constitution.

Section 6: Amends article 19 of the constitution by adding a new section 4.

Section 7: Repeals and replaces section 1 of article 5 of the constitution.

Section 8: Repeals section 6 of article 3 of the constitution.

Section 9: Contains effective date.

1.5 Justification

With New York State being such a large and diverse state, one size does
not fit all when it comes to governance. Population disparity in regards to New York City leaves little understanding to the rest of New York State. Separating New York State into three autonomous regions would help to elevate the burdens of unfunded mandates, excessive bureaucratic regulations, and allow for localities to self-rule.

1.6 Effective Date

This act shall take effect after the next succeeding general election and be published for three months prior to time of such election.

Why Split New York

Main Street in East Aurora is a totally different world than the center of Manhattan, and our people have the right to make their own decisions.

David's Mission

Divide New York State into three unique regions (New Amsterdam, Montauk, New York), allowing each area to be operated more in line with the needs of its population.

David's Passion

We should not be burdened with laws and regulations that have no thought to our economic situation or how we live our lives.

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