senate Bill S6204

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to primary elections and the timely transmission of ballots to military voters stationed overseas

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 05, 2014 defeated in elections
Feb 28, 2014 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections

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S6204 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8198
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd El L, generally; amd §42, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8198

S6204 - Summary

Relates to primary elections and amends certain deadlines to facilitate the timely transmission of ballots to military voters stationed overseas; relates to filling vacancies in elective offices; relates to the date of primary elections; and provides for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof.

S6204 - Sponsor Memo

S6204 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6204

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, TKACZYK -- 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 primary elections and
  amending certain deadlines to facilitate the  timely  transmission  of
  ballots  to  military  voters  stationed overseas; to amend the public
  officers law, in relation to filling vacancies  in  elective  offices;
  and  to  amend  the  election  law,  in  relation  to  date of primary
  elections

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section 1-106 of the election law, as
amended by chapter 700 of the laws  of  1977,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1.  All papers required to be filed pursuant to the provisions of this
chapter shall, unless otherwise provided, be filed between the hours  of
nine  A.M.  and  five  P.M.  If  the last day for filing shall fall on a
Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the next business  day  shall  become
the  last  day  for filing. All papers sent by mail in an envelope post-
marked prior to midnight of the last day of filing shall be deemed time-
ly filed and accepted for filing when received, except THAT ALL  CERTIF-
ICATES  AND  PETITIONS  OF  DESIGNATION,  CERTIFICATES  OF ACCEPTANCE OR
DECLINATION OF SUCH DESIGNATIONS, CERTIFICATES OF AUTHORIZATION FOR SUCH
DESIGNATIONS, CERTIFICATES OF DISQUALIFICATION, CERTIFICATES OF  SUBSTI-
TUTION  FOR  SUCH  DESIGNATIONS  AND  OBJECTIONS  AND  SPECIFICATIONS OF
OBJECTIONS TO SUCH CERTIFICATES AND PETITIONS REQUIRED TO BE FILED  WITH
THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OR A BOARD OF ELECTIONS OUTSIDE OF THE CITY
OF NEW YORK SHALL BE DEEMED TIMELY FILED AND ACCEPTED FOR FILING IF SENT
BY  MAIL  OR  OVERNIGHT  DELIVERY SERVICE AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH SIX OF
SUBDIVISION (B) OF RULE TWENTY-ONE HUNDRED THREE OF THE  CIVIL  PRACTICE
LAW  AND RULES IN AN ENVELOPE POSTMARKED OR SHOWING RECEIPT BY THE OVER-
NIGHT DELIVERY SERVICE PRIOR TO MIDNIGHT OF THE LAST DAY OF FILING,  AND
RECEIVED NO LATER THAN TWO BUSINESS DAYS AFTER THE LAST DAY TO FILE SUCH

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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