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Distribution of answers submitted by American voters.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Jun 16, 2014. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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Learn more about Electronic Bills Amendment
The 2014 New York Electronic Bills Amendment would require that all bills presented before the State Legislature be presented in electronic form via tablet or laptop. Each year the New York State Legislature spends over $325,000 per year printing 19 million pages of materials during the legislative sessions. This is required under the New York State Constitution which requires the paper format and bans the use of electronic documents. This bill would amend the state constitution and overturn this requirement. See recent Electronic Bills Amendment news
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It's too easy for electronic copies to disappear. 3 years ago from a Libertarian in Schenectady, NY
Yes, but only through secure networks. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Manlius, NY
Each Legislator should be able to choose which version they can best use. 3 years ago from a Green in New York, NY
Yes, as it is more cost-effective and is better for the environment as well. 3 years ago from a Republican in Delmar, NY
Why bother? It is not like they are read by legislature anyway... They are all just read by key committee members and most vote what their party tells them to. 3 years ago from a Libertarian in Perry, NY
Each member of the legislature should be able to decide if they want the bills distributed to then by paper or Electronic copy. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Syracuse, NY
Use both; if that can't be done, then use paper. 3 years ago from a Republican in Long Beach, NY
The option for electronic copies should be made available so that the individual legislator can choose a paper or electronic copy. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Buffalo, NY
Yes, but there should be a paper copy avalible to show none of the content was altered. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Buffalo, NY
No, as long as all the paper is recycled. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Buffalo, NY
Both paper and electronic copies are fine. The legislature(s) should be held accountable for there decisions on bills, not whether it was paper or electronic copy. 3 years ago from a Republican in Brockport, NY
Use properly secured electronic documents so improper changes cannot be made. 3 years ago from a Republican in Albany, NY
Only if new york state can afford it without raising taxes or borrowing from another oganization. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Rochester, NY