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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 05, 2014
defeated in elections
|Feb 28, 2014
notice of committee consideration - requested
|Jan 08, 2014
referred to elections
Senate Bill S6204
2013-2014 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2013-S6204 (ACTIVE) - Details
2013-S6204 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to primary elections and amends certain deadlines to facilitate the timely transmission of ballots to military voters stationed overseas; relates to filling vacancies in elective offices; relates to the date of primary elections; and provides for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof.
2013-S6204 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6204 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to primary elections and amending certain deadlines to facilitate the timely transmission of ballots to military voters stationed overseas; to amend the public officers law, in relation to filling vacancies in elective offices; and to amend the election law, in relation to date of primary elections PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to ensure that New York State's election law complies with the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends § 1-106(1) of the election law to provide that all certificates and petitions of designation, certificates of acceptance or declination of such designations, certificates of authorization for such designations, certificates of disqualification, certificates of substitution for such designations and objections and specifications of objections to such certificates and petitions required to be filed with the state board of elections or a board of elections outside of the City of New York shall be deemed timely filed and accepted for filing if sent by mail or overnight delivery service
2013-S6204 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6204 I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 8, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, TKACZYK -- 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 primary elections and amending certain deadlines to facilitate the timely transmission of ballots to military voters stationed overseas; to amend the public officers law, in relation to filling vacancies in elective offices; and to amend the election law, in relation to date of primary elections THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 1-106 of the election law, as amended by chapter 700 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows: 1. All papers required to be filed pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall, unless otherwise provided, be filed between the hours of nine A.M. and five P.M. If the last day for filing shall fall on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the next business day shall become the last day for filing. All papers sent by mail in an envelope post- marked prior to midnight of the last day of filing shall be deemed time- ly filed and accepted for filing when received, except THAT ALL CERTIF- ICATES AND PETITIONS OF DESIGNATION, CERTIFICATES OF ACCEPTANCE OR DECLINATION OF SUCH DESIGNATIONS, CERTIFICATES OF AUTHORIZATION FOR SUCH DESIGNATIONS, CERTIFICATES OF DISQUALIFICATION, CERTIFICATES OF SUBSTI- TUTION FOR SUCH DESIGNATIONS AND OBJECTIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS OF OBJECTIONS TO SUCH CERTIFICATES AND PETITIONS REQUIRED TO BE FILED WITH THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OR A BOARD OF ELECTIONS OUTSIDE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK SHALL BE DEEMED TIMELY FILED AND ACCEPTED FOR FILING IF SENT BY MAIL OR OVERNIGHT DELIVERY SERVICE AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH SIX OF SUBDIVISION (B) OF RULE TWENTY-ONE HUNDRED THREE OF THE CIVIL PRACTICE LAW AND RULES IN AN ENVELOPE POSTMARKED OR SHOWING RECEIPT BY THE OVER- NIGHT DELIVERY SERVICE PRIOR TO MIDNIGHT OF THE LAST DAY OF FILING, AND RECEIVED NO LATER THAN TWO BUSINESS DAYS AFTER THE LAST DAY TO FILE SUCH EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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