Council of Revision, New York
COUNCIL OF REVISION, NEW YORK
COUNCIL OF REVISION, NEW YORK. This council, part of the checks and balances in the first New York State constitution of 1777, was established to veto unconstitutional legislation. It was composed of the chancellor, the judges of the state supreme court or any two of them, and the governor. It was apparently the inspiration for the proposal for a similar body in the U.S. Constitution made by James Madison at the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention, although that proposal was rejected. The New York Council of Revision was abolished By the constitution of 1821 because the veto power of the governor was thought sufficient.
Street, Alfred B. The Council of Revision of the State of New York. Albany, N.Y.: W. Gould, 1859.
See alsoNew York ; State Constitutions .