senate Bill S2207

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Removes the requirement of publishing a candidate's residence prior to an election

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Jan 14, 2013 referred to elections

S2207 - Bill Details

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

S2207 - Bill Texts

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Removes the requirement of publishing a candidates residence prior to an election.

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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.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2005-06: S.3706 3rd Reading Calendar 2007-08:
3rd Reading Calendar 2009-10: S.3236 Passed Senate 2010; Assembly 3r3
Reading Calendar 2011-12: Not introduced

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2013

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- 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


  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
  1. The county board of elections shall  publish,  at  least  six  days
before  an election, a list containing the name [and residence] 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.


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