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NY GOP lawmakers push to limit quick bill passage

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Several Republican state lawmakers, criticizing the quick passage last month of gun restrictions, say they've introduced legislation that would limit Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's use of so-called "messages of necessity" that permit quick voting on important bills.

Sen. Greg Ball and Assemblymen Jim Tedisco, Steve McLaughlin and Tony Jordan say several colleagues will join their attempt to prevent government from keeping many legislators, the public and press in the dark on serious policy initiatives.

The gun control bill, drafted by Cuomo administration officials in consultation with key legislators and staff, was passed by the Senate the night it was introduced and by the Assembly the next day.

In his message, Cuomo said "some weapons are so dangerous" that the state needed to act "without delay" to ban them.

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