senate Bill S3500

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for time frames within certain actions must be taken relating to elections, special elections and military ballots

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A5698 - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 09, 2011 approval memo.2
signed chap.4
Mar 03, 2011 delivered to governor
returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.100
substituted for s3500
Mar 03, 2011 substituted by a5698
Mar 02, 2011 advanced to third reading
Mar 01, 2011 2nd report cal.
Feb 28, 2011 1st report cal.100
Feb 23, 2011 referred to elections


S3500 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §42, Pub Off L; amd §§4-112, 4-114, 9-214, 10-108 & 11-204, El L

S3500 - Summary

Provides for time frames within which certain actions must be taken relating to elections, special elections and military ballots.

S3500 - Sponsor Memo

S3500 - 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

                            February 23, 2011

Introduced by Sens. O'MARA, BALL -- (at request of the Governor) -- read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Elections

AN ACT to amend the  public  officers  law  and  the  election  law,  in
  relation to time frames within certain actions must be taken


  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 42 of the public officers law,  as
amended  by  chapter  105  of  the  laws  of 1943, is amended to read as
  3. Upon the failure to elect to any office, except that of governor or
lieutenant-governor, at a general or special  election,  at  which  such
office is authorized to be filled, or upon the death or disqualification
of  a  person  elected  to  office before the commencement of his OR HER
official term, or upon the occurrence  of  a  vacancy  in  any  elective
office  which  cannot be filled by appointment for a period extending to
or beyond the next general election at which a  person  may  be  elected
thereto,  the governor may in his OR HER discretion make proclamation of
a special election to fill such office, specifying the district or coun-
ty in which the election is to be held, and the day thereof, which shall
be not less than [thirty] SEVENTY nor more than [forty] EIGHTY days from
the date of the proclamation.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 4-112 of the election law, as amended by
chapter 434 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  The state board of elections not later than thirty-six days before
a general election, or [thirteen]  FIFTY-THREE  days  before  a  special
election,  shall  certify to each county board of elections the name and
residence of each candidate nominated in  any  valid  certificate  filed
with  it  or by the returns canvassed by it, the title of the office for
which nominated; the name of the party or body specified of which he  is
a  candidate;  the  emblem  chosen  to distinguish the candidates of the

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


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