senate Bill S7380

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Amends provisions of the election law to address certain issues affecting village elections

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
Jun 06, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jun 05, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jun 04, 2012 1st report cal.1001
May 02, 2012 referred to elections

S7380 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10647
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§15-108 & 15-128, add §15-115, El L

S7380 - Summary

Relates to clarifying the number of signatures required on an independent nominating petition in a municipality with less than a thousand residents; relates to declination of office and filling vacancies; relates to establishing residency at the time of nomination in village elections; relates to paper ballots counted by hand in village elections and eliminating the ability of a candidate to timely file via mailing with postmark before midnight of the last date to file a petition.

S7380 - Sponsor Memo

S7380 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7380

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- 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 clarifying  the  number
  of  signatures  required  on  an  independent nominating petition in a
  municipality with less  than  a  thousand  residents,  declination  of
  office  and  filling  vacancies, establishing residency at the time of
  nomination in village elections, paper  ballots  counted  by  hand  in
  village elections and eliminating the ability of a candidate to timely
  file  via  mailing  with  postmark before midnight of the last date to
  file a petition

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  6  of  section 15-108 of the election law is
amended to read as follows:
  6. An independent nominating petition for a  village  office  must  be
signed  by  at  least  one hundred voters in villages containing a popu-
lation of five thousand or more; by  at  least  seventy-five  voters  in
villages  containing  a  population of three thousand and less than five
thousand; and by at least fifty voters in villages  containing  a  popu-
lation  of  one  thousand  and less than three thousand; and in villages
containing a population of less than one thousand by voters numbering at
least five per centum of the number of [voters] THOSE PERSONS REGISTERED
TO VOTE at the last regular village election. For the purposes  of  this
section,  the  population  of  a village shall be determined by the last
federal decennial or local special population  census  federally  super-
vised pursuant to section twenty of the general municipal law.
  S  2.  The  opening paragraph of section 15-128 of the election law is
designated subdivision 1 and a new subdivision 2 is  added  to  read  as
follows:
  2.  A  PERSON  ELECTED  MAY  DECLINE THE OFFICE TO WHICH HE OR SHE WAS
ELECTED BY NOTIFYING THE VILLAGE CLERK IN WRITING. THE FILING OF A WRIT-
TEN DECLINATION WITH THE VILLAGE CLERK CREATES A VACANCY IN  THE  OFFICE
EFFECTIVE AT THE START OF THE OFFICIAL YEAR FOLLOWING THE ELECTION.  THE
VACANCY  SHALL  BE  FILLED  AFTER  THE START OF THE OFFICIAL YEAR BY THE

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

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