senate Bill S2317

Provides that party designation of a candidate for nomination for any office to be filled by the voters of the entire county shall be made by the county committee

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  • 15 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ELECTIONS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ELECTIONS

Summary

Provides that party designation of a candidate for nomination for any office to be filled by the voters of the entire county shall be made by the county committee.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1853
Versions:
S2317
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง6-109, El L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6474, S6474

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BILL NUMBER:S2317

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to party
nominations for candidates for county office

PURPOSE: To provide that party designation of a candidate for
nomination for any office be filled by the voters of the entire county
shall be made by the county committee.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Amends election law to add a new section 6-109 that will
outline the process by which party designation of a candidate for
nomination for any office will be filled by the voters of an entire
county by county committee members.

Section 2. Establishes the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently under New York State election law,
individuals who desire to run for political office are required to
obtain signed petitions in a burdensome petition process to qualify to
appear on the ballot. The process of gathering these signatures takes
extensive time, effort and resources. The goal of getting candidates
on the ballot can be accomplished more efficiently by removing the
burden of gathering petition signatures for those candidates who are
designated by their parties. This legislation would serve eliminate
the need to circulate petitions for party designated candidates, at
the political parties option.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.6474 - 2011-2012

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after
it shall become a law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2317

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DeFRANCISCO -- 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 party  nominations  for
  candidates for county office

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new  section  6-109
to read as follows:
  S 6-109. PARTY NOMINATIONS; COUNTIES. 1. PARTY DESIGNATION OF A CANDI-
DATE  FOR  NOMINATION  FOR  ANY OFFICE TO BE FILLED BY THE VOTERS OF THE
ENTIRE COUNTY SHALL BE MADE BY THE COUNTY COMMITTEE, IF THE PARTY  RULES
OF SUCH COUNTY SO PROVIDE.
  2.  THE COUNTY COMMITTEE SHALL MAKE SUCH DESIGNATION BY MAJORITY VOTE.
THE PERSON RECEIVING THE MAJORITY VOTE SHALL BE THE  PARTY'S  DESIGNATED
CANDIDATE  FOR  NOMINATION.  UPON  THE  VOTE  FOR SUCH DESIGNATION, EACH
MEMBER OF THE COUNTY COMMITTEE SHALL BE ENTITLED TO  CAST  A  NUMBER  OF
VOTES  WHICH  SHALL  BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RATIO WHICH THE NUMBER OF
VOTES FOR THE PARTY CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR ON THE LINE OR COLUMN OF  THE
PARTY AT THE LAST PRECEDING GENERAL STATE ELECTION IN THE UNIT OF REPRE-
SENTATION  SUCH  MEMBER  REPRESENTS BEARS TO THE TOTAL VOTE CAST ON SUCH
LINE OR COLUMN AT SUCH ELECTION FOR SUCH CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR  IN  THE
ENTIRE COUNTY. THE APPORTIONMENT OF SUCH VOTES AS SO PRESCRIBED SHALL BE
DETERMINED BY THE RULES OF THE PARTY.
  3.  ENROLLED MEMBERS OF THE PARTY MAY MAKE OTHER DESIGNATIONS BY PETI-
TION FOR A MEMBER OF THE SAME PARTY.
  4. THE MEETING OF THE COUNTY COMMITTEE FOR THE PURPOSE OF  DESIGNATING
CANDIDATES  SHALL  BE  HELD  NOT EARLIER THAN TWENTY-ONE DAYS BEFORE THE
FIRST DAY TO SIGN DESIGNATING PETITIONS AND NOT LATER THAN THE FIRST DAY
TO SIGN DESIGNATING PETITIONS FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTION.
  5. WITHIN FOUR DAYS AFTER SUCH MEETING,  THE  COUNTY  COMMITTEE  SHALL
FILE WITH THE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01641-01-3

S. 2317                             2

  (A)  THE NAMES OF THE PERSONS WHO HAVE RECEIVED THE DESIGNATION OF THE
COUNTY COMMITTEE AND THE OFFICES FOR WHICH DESIGNATED; AND
  (B)  THE NAMES OF THE PERSONS SELECTED BY THE COMMITTEE TO FILL VACAN-
CIES OR A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE PARTY RULE EMPOWERING SUCH COMMITTEE  TO
FILL VACANCIES.
  6. NO PERSON MAY BE DESIGNATED BY A COUNTY COMMITTEE FOR MORE THAN ONE
OFFICE PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  7.  PARTY DESIGNATION OF A CANDIDATE FOR ANY OFFICE CONTAINED WITHIN A
COUNTY SHALL BE DESIGNATED BY THE COUNTY COMMITTEE MEMBERS  REPRESENTING
THE  POLITICAL  SUBDIVISION  OF  SUCH OFFICE, IF THE PARTY RULES OF SUCH
COUNTY SO PROVIDE.
  8. A CANDIDATE FOR OFFICE FROM A DISTRICT WHICH CROSSES  COUNTY  LINES
SHALL  BE  DESIGNATED BY THE COUNTY COMMITTEE MEMBERS FROM SUCH DISTRICT
IF THE RULES OF THE COUNTY COMMITTEES OF EACH SUCH COUNTY SHALL  ALL  SO
PROVIDE.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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