senate Bill S4948

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes towns, fire districts, and improvement districts to delegate conduct of certain elections to county boards of elections

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to elections
Jun 06, 2011 reported and committed to finance
May 02, 2011 referred to elections

Votes

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Jun 6, 2011 - Elections committee Vote

S4948
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Elections Committee Vote: Jun 6, 2011

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S4948 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Town L, generally; amd El L, generally; amd §361-a, County L; amd §24, Munic Home R L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4815

S4948 - Summary

Authorizes towns to delegate the conduct of special town elections to their respective county boards of elections and authorizes fire districts and improvement districts to delegate the conduct of their elections to their respective county boards of elections; provides the procedure for doing so.

S4948 - Sponsor Memo

S4948 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4948

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the election law, the county law, the town law, and  the
  municipal  home rule law, in relation to authorizing towns to delegate
  the conduct of special  town  elections  to  their  respective  county
  boards  of  elections  and  authorizing fire districts and improvement
  districts to delegate the conduct of their elections to their  respec-
  tive county boards of elections

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

  Section 1. Section 1-104 of the election  law  is  amended  by  adding
three new subdivisions 38, 39 and 40 to read as follows:
  38.  THE  TERM "SPECIAL DISTRICT" MEANS A FIRE DISTRICT OR AN IMPROVE-
MENT DISTRICT CREATED PURSUANT TO THE TOWN LAW.
  39. THE TERM "SPECIAL TOWN ELECTION" MEANS ANY ELECTION CONDUCTED IN A
TOWN, OR PART OF A TOWN, AT A TIME OTHER THAN THE TIME  OF  THE  GENERAL
ELECTION, FOR ANY PURPOSE SPECIFIED IN THE TOWN LAW.
  40. THE TERM "SPECIAL DISTRICT ELECTION" MEANS THE ANNUAL ELECTION FOR
COMMISSIONERS  OF  A SPECIAL DISTRICT OR ANY OTHER ELECTION OF A SPECIAL
DISTRICT FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE SPECIFIED IN THE TOWN LAW, AND UNLESS THE
CONTEXT OTHERWISE REQUIRES,  SHALL  INCLUDE  "SPECIAL  DISTRICT  GENERAL
ELECTION" AND "SPECIAL DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION".
  S  2. Subdivision 35 of section 1-104 of the election law, as added by
chapter 359 of the laws of 1989, is amended to read as follows:
  35. The term "election" shall include:
  A. a "general village election" or "special village  election"  except
where  a  specific  provision  of  this  chapter may not be consistently
applied to the village election procedure;
  B. A "SPECIAL TOWN ELECTION" EXCEPT WHERE A SPECIFIC PROVISION OF THIS
CHAPTER MAY NOT BE CONSISTENTLY APPLIED TO  THE  SPECIAL  TOWN  ELECTION
PROCEDURE; AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01213-02-1

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