assembly Bill A657A
N. Nick Perry
Adam Clayton Powell IV
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Relates to the composition of boards of elections.
TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY propos-
ing an amendment to section 8 of article 2 of the constitution, in
relation to the composition of boards of elections
PURPOSE: To amend the constitution to enable the legislature to set
qualifications for members and officers of boards of elections.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill proposes to amend Section 8 of Article 2
of the State Constitution to enable the legislature to set qualifica-
tions for members and officers of boards of elections.
JUSTIFICATION: The Constitution specifies that the two parties that
receive the highest and next highest number of votes shall be equally
represented on boards of elections. However, it does not provide for or
authorize the legislature to provide for qualifications of the individ-
uals who serve. Without affecting the bipartisan parity requirement,
this proposed constitutional change would allow the legislature to enact
legislation specifying qualifications for members and officers of boards
of elections that the legislature deems appropriate for the boards to
carry out their duties in administering elections. The present bill is
silent on what specific qualifications might be appropriate, leaving
that to later legislative enactment.
2009: A00657-Election Law
2008: A09096 (Kavanagh)-Election Law
2007: A09096 (Kavanagh)-Election Law
FISCAL IMPACT ON THE STATE: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing
amendment be referred to the first regular legislative session convening
after the next succeeding general election of members of the assembly,
and, in conformity with section 1 of article 19 of the constitution, be
published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.
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