|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to elections|
senate Bill S6148
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
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S6148 - Details
S6148 - Summary
Changes the days of voting for primary and general elections; establishes first Saturday and Sunday after the second Friday in September for the primary election as days of voting; establishes the first Saturday and Sunday after the first Friday in November for the general election as days of voting.
S6148 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6148 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to the days of voting for the primary and general elections PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of the bill is change the days of voting for the primary and general elections to weekend days rather than Tuesdays. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends paragraphs (a) and (c) of subdivision 1 of section 8-100 of the election law by changing the days of voting in "paragraph (a)" the primary election to the first Saturday and Sunday after the second Friday in September before every general election and in "paragraph (c)" in the general election to the Saturday and Sunday next succeeding the first Friday in November. Section 2 of the bill sets forth an effective date of the first of January next succeeding the date on which it shall have become law. JUSTIFICATION: The long-standing tradition of holding federal elections on the first Tuesday of November began with an act of Congress in 1845. Tuesday was
S6148 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6148 I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 8, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- 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 the days of voting for the primary and general elections THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs (a) and (c) of subdivision 1 of section 8-100 of the election law, paragraph (a) as amended by chapter 17 of the laws of 2007, paragraph (c) as relettered by chapter 373 of the laws of 1978, are amended to read as follows: (a) A primary election, to be known as the fall primary, shall be held on the first [Tuesday] SATURDAY AND SUNDAY after the second [Monday] FRIDAY in September before every general election unless otherwise changed by an act of the legislature. In each year in which electors of president and vice president of the United States are to be elected an additional primary election, to be known as the spring primary, shall be held on the first Tuesday in February unless otherwise changed by an act of the legislature, for the purpose of electing delegates to the national convention, members of state and county committees and assembly district leaders and associate assembly district leaders. (c) The general election shall be held annually on the [Tuesday] SATURDAY AND SUNDAY next succeeding the first [Monday] FRIDAY in Novem- ber. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed- ing the date on which it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13053-01-3
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