senate Bill S1320

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires a person to be a resident of the local subdivision for which such person seeks office at the time of filing designating or nominating petitions

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
Jan 06, 2011 referred to investigations and government operations


S1320 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3, Pub Off L; add §§6-170 & 6-214, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5176, A1058

S1320 - Summary

Requires a person to be a resident of the local subdivision for which such person seeks office at the time of filing designating or nominating petitions.

S1320 - Sponsor Memo

S1320 - Bill Text download pdf

                    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

                             January 6, 2011

Introduced  by  Sens.  DILAN,  DIAZ,  HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Investigations and Government Operations

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  officers  law  and the election law, in
  relation to residency requirement for local government  elected  offi-


  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 3 of the public officers  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  44  of  the  laws  of  1982, is amended to read as
  1. No person shall be capable of holding a civil office who shall not,
at the time he OR SHE shall be chosen thereto, have attained the age  of
eighteen  years,  except that in the case of youth boards, youth commis-
sions or recreation commissions only, members of such boards or  commis-
sions may be under the age of eighteen years, but must have attained the
age of sixteen years on or before appointment to such youth board, youth
commission  or recreation commission, be a citizen of the United States,
a resident of the state, and if it be a local office, BE a  resident  of
the  political  subdivision  or  municipal  corporation of the state for
which he OR SHE shall be chosen, or within which the  electors  electing
him  OR  HER  reside,  or within which his OR HER official functions are
required to be exercised AT THE TIME  HE  OR  SHE  SHALL  BE  OFFICIALLY
DESIGNATED OR NOMINATED, or who shall have been or shall be convicted of
a violation of the selective draft act of the United States, enacted May
eighteenth,  nineteen  hundred  seventeen,  or  the  acts  amendatory or
supplemental thereto, or of the federal selective training  and  service
act  of nineteen hundred forty or the acts amendatory thereof or supple-
mental thereto.
  S 2. The election law is amended by adding a new section 6-170 to read
as follows:

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


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