senate Bill S2317

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides that party designation of a candidate for nomination for any office to be filled by the voters of the entire county shall be made by the county committee

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
Jan 15, 2013 referred to elections

S2317 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1853
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง6-109, El L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6474

S2317 - Summary

Provides that party designation of a candidate for nomination for any office to be filled by the voters of the entire county shall be made by the county committee.

S2317 - Sponsor Memo

S2317 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2317

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DeFRANCISCO -- 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 party  nominations  for
  candidates for county office

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

  Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new  section  6-109
to read as follows:
  S 6-109. PARTY NOMINATIONS; COUNTIES. 1. PARTY DESIGNATION OF A CANDI-
DATE  FOR  NOMINATION  FOR  ANY OFFICE TO BE FILLED BY THE VOTERS OF THE
ENTIRE COUNTY SHALL BE MADE BY THE COUNTY COMMITTEE, IF THE PARTY  RULES
OF SUCH COUNTY SO PROVIDE.
  2.  THE COUNTY COMMITTEE SHALL MAKE SUCH DESIGNATION BY MAJORITY VOTE.
THE PERSON RECEIVING THE MAJORITY VOTE SHALL BE THE  PARTY'S  DESIGNATED
CANDIDATE  FOR  NOMINATION.  UPON  THE  VOTE  FOR SUCH DESIGNATION, EACH
MEMBER OF THE COUNTY COMMITTEE SHALL BE ENTITLED TO  CAST  A  NUMBER  OF
VOTES  WHICH  SHALL  BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RATIO WHICH THE NUMBER OF
VOTES FOR THE PARTY CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR ON THE LINE OR COLUMN OF  THE
PARTY AT THE LAST PRECEDING GENERAL STATE ELECTION IN THE UNIT OF REPRE-
SENTATION  SUCH  MEMBER  REPRESENTS BEARS TO THE TOTAL VOTE CAST ON SUCH
LINE OR COLUMN AT SUCH ELECTION FOR SUCH CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR  IN  THE
ENTIRE COUNTY. THE APPORTIONMENT OF SUCH VOTES AS SO PRESCRIBED SHALL BE
DETERMINED BY THE RULES OF THE PARTY.
  3.  ENROLLED MEMBERS OF THE PARTY MAY MAKE OTHER DESIGNATIONS BY PETI-
TION FOR A MEMBER OF THE SAME PARTY.
  4. THE MEETING OF THE COUNTY COMMITTEE FOR THE PURPOSE OF  DESIGNATING
CANDIDATES  SHALL  BE  HELD  NOT EARLIER THAN TWENTY-ONE DAYS BEFORE THE
FIRST DAY TO SIGN DESIGNATING PETITIONS AND NOT LATER THAN THE FIRST DAY
TO SIGN DESIGNATING PETITIONS FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTION.
  5. WITHIN FOUR DAYS AFTER SUCH MEETING,  THE  COUNTY  COMMITTEE  SHALL
FILE WITH THE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01641-01-3

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