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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to elections|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to elections|
senate Bill S32
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S32 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Election Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §12-300, El L; amd §42, Pub Off L
- Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S32 - Summary
Relates to the procedure to fill vacancies for representatives in Congress; provides for a special popular election; sets procedures for independent nominating petitions.
S32 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S32 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law and the public officers law, in relation to the procedure to fill vacancies for representatives in Congress PURPOSE: Requires vacancies for representatives in Congress to be filled by non-partisan special elections SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends section 12-300 of the election law to include a new subdivision 2. This subdivision directs the governor to proclaim a special non-partisan election within three days of the occurrence of a vacancy in the office of representative in congress and calls for this election to be held forty-five days from the governor's proclamation. It also sets forth the nominating petition process, specifies that such petitions should be filed within fifteen days of the governor's proclamation and calls on the person elected to take office immediately and serve for the remainder of the unexpired term. Section 2 amends subdivision 4 of section 42 of the public officers law to remove the office of representative in congress from the provisions of this subdivision.
S32 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 32 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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 public officers law, in relation to the procedure to fill vacancies for representatives in Congress THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 12-300 of the election law, as amended by chapter 234 of the laws of 1976, is amended to read as follows: S 12-300. Representatives in congress; election of. 1. Represen- tatives in the house of representatives of the congress of the United States shall be chosen in the several congressional districts at the general election held in every even-numbered year. Elections to fill a vacancy for an unexpired term shall be held as provided in [the public officers law] SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION. 2. A VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS SHALL BE FILLED BY POPULAR ELECTION IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER: (A) WITHIN THREE DAYS OF THE OCCURRENCE OF A VACANCY, THE GOVERNOR SHALL MAKE PROCLAMATION OF A SPECIAL NON-PARTISAN ELECTION TO FILL SUCH OFFICE, SPECIFYING THE DISTRICT IN WHICH THE ELECTION IS TO BE HELD, AND THE DAY THEREOF, WHICH SHALL BE FORTY-FIVE DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THE PROCLAMATION. (B) ALL NOMINATIONS FOR ELECTIONS TO FILL VACANCIES HELD PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE BY INDEPENDENT NOMINATING PETITION, SUCH PETITIONS TO BE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE SIX OF THIS CHAPTER PERTAINING TO INDEPENDENT NOMINATIONS EXCEPT AS IS OTHERWISE SET FORTH IN THIS SUBDIVISION. THE SHEETS OF THE INDEPENDENT NOMINATING PETITION SHALL SET FORTH IN EVERY INSTANCE THE NAME OF THE SIGNER, HIS OR HER RESIDENCE ADDRESS, TOWN OR CITY (EXCEPT IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, THE COUNTY), AND THE DATE THE SIGNATURE IS FIXED. SUCH PETITION SHALL BE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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