assembly Bill A204A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the voter friendly ballot act; repealer

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 14, 2014 referred to elections
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 08, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.15
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 20, 2013 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 17, 2013 amended on third reading 204a
Feb 21, 2013 advanced to third reading cal.39
Feb 12, 2013 reported
Jan 09, 2013 referred to election law

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A204 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §7-126, amd El L, generally
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A7492D

A204 - Summary

Enacts the voter friendly ballot act.

A204 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   204

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  KAVANAGH, HEVESI, PEOPLES-STOKES, ROSENTHAL,
  SCHIMEL, LUPARDO, QUART -- read once and referred to the Committee  on
  Election Law

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  election law, in relation to enacting the voter
  friendly ballot act of 2013; and to repeal section 7-126 of  such  law
  relating to the form of ballots

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

  Section 1. Short title.  This act shall be known and may be  cited  as
the "voter friendly ballot act of 2013".
  S  2. Paragraph a of subdivision 3 and paragraph b of subdivision 4 of
section 7-102 of the election law, as added by chapter 371 of  the  laws
of 1990, are amended to read as follows:
  a.  In  the event that a candidate in a primary election believes that
the name of another candidate for the same office or  position  at  such
election is sufficiently similar to his OR HERS so as to cause confusion
among the voters, such candidate may, not later than five days after the
last day to file the certificates or petitions of designation, file with
the  board  of  elections  with  which such certificates or petitions of
designation are filed, a request that such board determine that  such  a
sufficient similarity exists.
  b. Each candidate for an office or position for which such numbers are
assigned  may  file  with such board, not later than fourteen days after
such determination, any or all of the information permitted by paragraph
a of this subdivision in the form in which such  candidate  wishes  such
information  to  appear  in  such leaflet. If such board determines that
such filing does not comply with the requirements of  this  subdivision,
it  shall  notify  such  candidate  forthwith  by first class mail. Such
candidate may file revised information with such board  not  later  than
ten  days  after  such notice was mailed. If a candidate does not make a

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

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A204A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §7-126, amd El L, generally
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A7492D

A204A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the voter friendly ballot act.

A204A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 204--A
                                                         Cal. No. 39

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  KAVANAGH, HEVESI, PEOPLES-STOKES, ROSENTHAL,
  SCHIMEL, LUPARDO, QUART, BUCHWALD, JAFFEE, WEPRIN  --  Multi-Sponsored
  by  --  M.  of  A.    BROOK-KRASNY,  GOTTFRIED, PERRY -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Election Law -- reported from  committee,
  advanced  to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining
  its place on the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the election law, in  relation  to  enacting  the  voter
  friendly  ballot act; and to repeal section 7-126 of such law relating
  to the form of ballots

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

  Section  1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "voter friendly ballot act".
  S 2. Paragraph a of subdivision 3 and paragraph b of subdivision 4  of
section  7-102  of the election law, as added by chapter 371 of the laws
of 1990, are amended to read as follows:
  a. In the event that a candidate in a primary election  believes  that
the  name  of  another candidate for the same office or position at such
election is sufficiently similar to his OR HERS so as to cause confusion
among the voters, such candidate may, not later than five days after the
last day to file the certificates or petitions of designation, file with
the board of elections with which  such  certificates  or  petitions  of
designation  are  filed, a request that such board determine that such a
sufficient similarity exists.
  b. Each candidate for an office or position for which such numbers are
assigned may file with such board, not later than  fourteen  days  after
such determination, any or all of the information permitted by paragraph
a  of  this  subdivision in the form in which such candidate wishes such
information to appear in such leaflet. If  such  board  determines  that
such  filing  does not comply with the requirements of this subdivision,

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

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