S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
April 27, 2011
Introduced by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections
AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to nominating and desig-
nating petitions and certificates
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subdivisions 2 and 3 of section 6-158 of the election law,
subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 434 of the laws of 1984 and subdivi-
sion 3 as amended by chapter 703 of the laws of 1982, are amended to
read as follows:
2. A certificate of acceptance or declination of a designation shall
be filed not later than the fourth day after the last day to file such
designation, EXCEPT THAT A CANDIDATE WHO FILES SUCH A CERTIFICATE OF
ACCEPTANCE FOR AN OFFICE FOR WHICH THERE HAVE BEEN FILED CERTIFICATES OR
PETITIONS DESIGNATING MORE THAN ONE CANDIDATE FOR THE NOMINATION OF ANY
PARTY, MAY THEREAFTER FILE A CERTIFICATE OF DECLINATION NOT LATER THAN
THE THIRD DAY AFTER THE PRIMARY ELECTION.
3. A certificate to fill a vacancy in a designation caused by declina-
tion shall be filed not later than the fourth day after the last day to
decline. A certificate to fill a vacancy in a designation caused by
death [or], disqualification OR BY THE FILING OF A CERTIFICATE OF DECLI-
NATION AS DESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION shall be filed
not later than ten days after such death [or], disqualification or
FILING OF A CERTIFICATE OF DECLINATION OR four days before the primary
election, whichever is earlier.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.