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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to elections|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to elections|
senate Bill S432
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S432 - Details
S432 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S432 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to eligibility restrictions for designation or nomination PURPOSE: This bill adds section 6-122 of the election law to presume the residence address on a candidate's nominating petition is the same at the time at commencement of such office or position. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends the election law by adding two new subsections to §6-122. EXISTING LAW: The state constitution provides a one year residency requirements for all those who seek to serve as a member of the State legislature or in an elected statewide office. Otherwise, local law dictates residency requirements for public office. JUSTIFICATION: Under article IV, §7 of the state constitution no person shall serve as a member of the legislature unless he or she is a citizen of the United States and has been a resident of the state for five years and specifically a resident within the district for the twelve months immediately preceding his or her election. Aside from this section of
S432 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 432 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DILAN -- 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 eligibility restrictions for designation or nomination THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 6-122 of the election law, as amended by chapter 511 of the laws of 1993, is amended to read as follows: S 6-122. Designation or nomination; eligibility, restrictions. 1. A person shall not be designated or nominated for a public office or party position who (1) is not a citizen of the state of New York; (2) is inel- igible to be elected to such office or position; or (3) who, if elected will not at the time of commencement of the term of such office or posi- tion, meet the constitutional or statutory qualifications thereof or, with respect to judicial office, who will not meet such qualifications within thirty days of the commencement of the term of such office. 2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF A PERSON, AT THE TIME OF FILING OF A DESIGNATING OR NOMINATING PETITION OR A CERTIFICATE OF DESIGNATION, NOMINATION OR SUBSTITUTION AND NAMED AS A CANDIDATE FOR PUBLIC OFFICE OR PARTY POSITION IN SUCH PETITION OR CERTIFICATE, SHALL BE PRESUMED TO BE THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF SUCH PERSON AT THE TIME OF COMMENCEMENT OF THE TERM OF SUCH OFFICE OR POSI- TION. 3. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, IN THE EVENT A PERSON, WHO WAS QUALIFIED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISIONS ONE AND TWO OF THIS SECTION, CHANGES HIS OR HER RESIDENCE SUBSEQUENT TO THE FILING OF A PETITION OR CERTIF- ICATE, AS DESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION, THE NEW RESI- DENCE ADDRESS SHALL THEN BE PRESUMED TO BE THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF SUCH PERSON AT THE TIME OF COMMENCEMENT OF THE TERM OF PUBLIC OFFICE OR PARTY POSITION. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of December next succeed- ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
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