|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 21, 2014||referred to elections|
senate Bill S6636
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6636 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Election Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§1-104, 2-124, 4-112, 6-128, 6-138, 6-140, 6-206, 15-108 & 16-104, El L
S6636 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6636 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to removing the requirement that party emblems be included in ballot design PURPOSE: To amend those sections of Election Law which require the party emblems be utilized in ballot design, to remove such requirements in an effort to make ballots more readable. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends the following sections of Election Law to remove the requirement in the Election Law that the party emblem be included in the ballot design: Subdivision 18 of section 1-104; subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 2-124; subdivision 1 of section 4-112; subdivision 1 of section 6-128; subdivision 3 of section 6-138; paragraph a of subdivision 1 of section 6-140; subdivisions 1 and 3 of section 6-206; subdivision 4 of section 15-108; subdivision 1 of section 16-104. JUSTIFICATION: With the transition to electronic voting systems throughout the State many of the county boards of elections found that the requirement to
S6636 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6636 I N S E N A T E February 21, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- 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 removing the require- ment that party emblems be included in ballot design THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 18 of section 1-104 of the election law, as amended by chapter 181 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: 18. The word "ballot" when referring to voting machines or systems means that portion of the cardboard or paper or other material or elec- tronic display within the ballot frame containing the name of the candi- date and [the emblem of] the party organization by which he was nomi- nated, of the form of submission of a proposed constitutional amendment, proposition referendum or question as provided in this chapter, with the word "yes" for voting for any question or the word "no" for voting against any question except that where the question or proposition is submitted only to the voters of a territory wholly within a county or city, such form shall be determined by the county board of elections. Such statement and the title shall be printed and/or displayed in the largest type or display which it is practicable to use in the space provided. S 2. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 2-124 of the election law, subdi- vision 2 as amended by chapter 9 of the laws of 1978, are amended to read as follows: 1. The state committee of a party shall select a name [and emblem] to distinguish the candidates of the party for public office in all districts of the state, and shall file in the office of the state board of elections, a certificate executed by its chairman and secretary, setting forth the name [and showing the emblem so selected]. 2. The name of a party shall be in the English language and shall not include the words "American", "United States", "National", "New York State", "Empire State", or any abbreviation thereof, nor the name or part of the name, or an abbreviation of the name, of an existing party. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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