senate Bill S1541

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Does away with run-off elections in NYC and statewide; repealer

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S1541 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6-160, 8-100, 15-104, 15-126 & 16-116, rpld §6-162, §8-100 sub 1 ¶(b), El L; amd §11, Munic Home R L; amd §§3-702, 3-703, 3-706 & 3-709.5, rpld §3-705 sub 5, §3-709 sub 6, §3-709.5 sub 1 ¶(b), NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2414
2009-2010: S6248

S1541 - Summary

Eliminates run-off elections in NYC and statewide.

S1541 - Sponsor Memo

S1541 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1541

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  PERKINS, ADAMS, ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and  when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on
  Elections

AN  ACT  to  amend the election law, the municipal home rule law and the
  administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the deter-
  mination of a winner of a primary  election;  and  to  repeal  certain
  provisions of the election law and the administrative code of the city
  of New York relating thereto

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

  Section 1. Section 6-160 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3.  THE  INDIVIDUAL  WHO  RECEIVES THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF THE TOTAL
VOTES CAST AT THE PRIMARY SHALL BE DEEMED THE WINNER OF THE PRIMARY.
  S 2. Section 6-162 of the election law is REPEALED.
  S 3. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 8-100 of  the  election
law  is  REPEALED and paragraph (c), as relettered by chapter 373 of the
laws of 1978, is relettered paragraph (b).
  S 4. Paragraph d of subdivision 1 of section 15-104  of  the  election
law,  as  amended by chapter 684 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read
as follows:
  d. Except as otherwise provided by law, to be  elected  in  a  village
election,  a  candidate must receive more votes than any other candidate
for the office. In the event of a tie at a village election, [a  run-off
election shall be conducted pursuant to the provisions of section 15-126
of  this article; provided, however, that if all candidates receiving an
equal number of votes agree to waive a run-off election,]  the  election
shall  be  determined  according to the provisions of paragraph [d] B of
subdivision two of section 15-126 of this article.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04201-01-3

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