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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to elections|
|Jan 15, 2013||referred to elections|
senate Bill S2317
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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S2317 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S2317 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to party nominations for candidates for county office PURPOSE: To provide that party designation of a candidate for nomination for any office be filled by the voters of the entire county shall be made by the county committee. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends election law to add a new section 6-109 that will outline the process by which party designation of a candidate for nomination for any office will be filled by the voters of an entire county by county committee members. Section 2. Establishes the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: Currently under New York State election law, individuals who desire to run for political office are required to obtain signed petitions in a burdensome petition process to qualify to appear on the ballot. The process of gathering these signatures takes extensive time, effort and resources. The goal of getting candidates on the ballot can be accomplished more efficiently by removing the burden of gathering petition signatures for those candidates who are designated by their parties. This legislation would serve eliminate
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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