senate Bill S2100

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes procedures for abstract and form of ballot proposals

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Jan 18, 2011 referred to elections

S2100 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§4-108 & 4-116, El L; add §54-b, Leg L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1582

S2100 - Summary

Requires concurrent resolutions or laws containing statewide ballot proposals to include the form of submission on the ballot to a vote of the people, which form to be limited to a short title of the subject matter in plain language, an abstract concisely stating the purpose and effect of the proposal and amortization period and total debt service where appropriate and the complete text abstract and text to be available for public inspection at the polling place; makes related provisions for non-statewide ballot proposals, with form and abstract to be prepared by the office of the counsel of the county, city, town or village.

S2100 - Sponsor Memo

S2100 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2100

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KRUGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections

AN ACT to amend the election law and the legislative law, in relation to
  abstract and form of ballot proposals

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

  Section 1.  Section 4-108 of the election law, paragraph b of subdivi-
sion  1  as  amended  by chapter 117 of the laws of 1985, paragraph d of
subdivision 1 and subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 136 of the laws of
1978 and subdivision 3 as added by chapter 234 of the laws of  1976,  is
amended to read as follows:
  S  4-108.  Certification  of  [proposed  constitutional amendments and
questions] BALLOT PROPOSALS.  1. a. Whenever any [proposed amendment  to
the  constitution  or other question] BALLOT PROPOSAL provided by law to
be submitted to a statewide vote shall be submitted to  the  people  for
their approval, the state board of elections at least three months prior
to  the  general election at which such [amendment, proposition or ques-
tion] BALLOT PROPOSAL is to be submitted, shall transmit to each  county
board  of  elections  a  certified  copy of the text of each [amendment,
proposition or question and a statement of]   BALLOT  PROPOSAL  TOGETHER
WITH THE ABSTRACT OF SUCH BALLOT PROPOSAL AND the form in which it is to
be  submitted AS PROVIDED IN THE LAW OR CONCURRENT RESOLUTION SUBMITTING
SUCH BALLOT PROPOSAL, PURSUANT TO SECTION FIFTY-FOUR-B OF  THE  LEGISLA-
TIVE LAW. WHERE THE BALLOT PROPOSAL AUTHORIZES CREATION OF A STATE DEBT,
THE  ABSTRACT  SHALL  CONTAIN  AN  ESTIMATE OF THE ANTICIPATED NUMBER OF
YEARS OVER WHICH SUCH DEBT SHALL BE AMORTIZED  AND  THE  TOTAL  EXPECTED
DEBT  SERVICE  PAYABLE ON THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF SUCH BONDS UNTIL THEIR
RETIREMENT. SUCH INFORMATION SHALL BE PROVIDED TO  THE  STATE  BOARD  OF
ELECTIONS  BY  THE STATE COMPTROLLER NOT LATER THAN SEVEN DAYS AFTER THE
PASSAGE OF THE LAW AUTHORIZING SUCH BALLOT PROPOSAL. COPIES OF SUCH TEXT
AND ABSTRACT SHALL BE AVAILABLE FOR EXAMINATION BY VOTERS AT THE POLLING

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06700-01-1

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