senate Bill S32

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the procedure to fill vacancies for representatives in Congress

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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:
S5290

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

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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