senate Bill S4744A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires that a candidate's town of residence be published at least six days prior to an election rather than his or her address

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to elections
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 07, 2011 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 23, 2011 amended on third reading 4744a
May 04, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 03, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 02, 2011 1st report cal.401
Apr 18, 2011 referred to elections

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S4744 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4-122, El L

S4744 - Bill Texts

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Requires that a candidate's town or city of residence be published at least six days prior to an election rather than his or her address.

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BILL NUMBER:S4744

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the election law, in relation to publication of candidates to
be voted upon at an election

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Amends §4-122 (1) of the Election Law by removing the requirement that
the residence address of the candidate be published in the legal
notice along with the name of the candidate prior to an election.

JUSTIFICATION:
The law currently requires the county boards of elections to publish
the name and residence address of every candidate for public office
at least once in no less than two newspapers in the county prior to
an election. Typically, such notice contains information sufficient
to identify each office which will appear on the election ballot and
the candidates seeking such offices.
Inclusion of the residence address is superfluous as the actual ballot
itself neither contains such information nor identifies a candidate
by residence address. Other provisions of the Election Law detail
procedures to be followed by boards of elections to avoid confusion
between candidates with identical or similar names.

This bill is introduced at the request of the Election Commissioners'
Association of the State of New York.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: S.3236 (Flanagan)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
A significant savings would accrue to the counties as a result of a
reduction in the size of the legal notice required to be published.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  4744

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  O'MARA, LARKIN, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Elections

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to publication  of  candi-
  dates to be voted upon at an election

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 4-122  of  the  election  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  359  of  the  laws  of 1989, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. The county board of elections shall  publish,  at  least  six  days
before  an election, a list containing the name and TOWN OF residence of
every candidate for public office to be voted for within  its  jurisdic-
tion at such election.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10669-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S4744A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4-122, El L

S4744A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Requires that a candidate's town or city of residence be published at least six days prior to an election rather than his or her address.

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BILL NUMBER:S4744A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the election law, in relation to publication of candidates to
be voted upon at an election

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Amends section 4-122(1) of the Election Law by removing the
requirement that the residence address of the candidate be published
in the legal notice along with the name of the candidate prior to an
election.

JUSTIFICATION:
The law currently requires the county boards of elections to publish
the name and residence address of every candidate for public office
at least once in no less than two newspapers in the county prior to
an election. Typically, such notice contains information sufficient
to identify each office which will appear on the election ballot and
the candidates seeking such offices.
Inclusion of the residence address is superfluous as the actual ballot
itself neither contains such information nor identifies a candidate
by residence address. Other provisions of the Election Law detail
procedures to be followed by boards of elections to avoid confusion
between candidates with identical or similar names.

This bill is introduced at the request of the Election Commissioners'
Association of the State of New York.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010 - S.3236 (Flanagan)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
A significant savings would accrue to the counties as a result of a
reduction in the size of the legal notice required to be published.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                 4744--A
    Cal. No. 401

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  O'MARA, LARKIN, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Elections -- reported favorably from  said  committee,  ordered  to
  first  and  second  report,  ordered  to  a third reading, amended and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to publication  of  candi-
  dates to be voted upon at an election

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 4-122  of  the  election  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  359  of  the  laws  of 1989, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. The county board of elections shall  publish,  at  least  six  days
before an election, a list containing the name and TOWN OR CITY OF resi-
dence  of  every  candidate for public office to be voted for within its
jurisdiction at such election.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10669-02-1

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