S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
October 18, 2013
Introduced by Sen. DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and
when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to language used in a
proposed amendment, proposition or question to be submitted to the
people for their approval; and to repeal certain provisions of such
law relating thereto
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 4-108 of the election law, as
amended by chapter 136 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as
2. The form in which the proposed amendment, proposition or question
is to be submitted shall consist of only an abbreviated title indicating
generally and briefly, and in a clear and coherent manner using words
with common and every-day meanings, the subject matter of the amendment,
proposition or question. SUCH FORM OF SUBMISSION SHALL BE SET FORTH IN
THE LEGISLATION AUTHORIZING THE SUBMISSION OF SUCH AMENDMENT, PROPOSI-
TION OR QUESTION TO THE PEOPLE FOR THEIR APPROVAL. If more than one such
amendment, proposition or question is to be voted upon at such election,
each such amendment, proposition or question respectively shall be sepa-
rately and consecutively numbered.
S 2. Subdivision 3 of section 4-108 of the election law is REPEALED.
S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.