assembly Bill A3389B

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the voter friendly ballot act; repealer

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 16, 2016 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 11, 2016 amended on third reading (t) 3389b
Apr 11, 2016 amended on third reading (t) 3389a
Jan 06, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.150
returned to assembly
died in senate
Feb 25, 2015 referred to elections
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Feb 19, 2015 advanced to third reading cal.34
Feb 09, 2015 reported
Jan 22, 2015 referred to election law

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A3389 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §7-108, amd El L, generally
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A204A
2011-2012: A7492D

A3389 - Summary

Enacts the voter friendly ballot act; relates to the form of the ballot for elections; removes additional provisions for primary elections for New York city.

A3389 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3389

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 22, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  KAVANAGH, HEVESI, PEOPLES-STOKES, ROSENTHAL,
  SCHIMEL, LUPARDO, QUART, BUCHWALD, JAFFEE, WEPRIN,  COLTON,  STECK  --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  BROOK-KRASNY, GOTTFRIED, PERRY, RODRI-
  GUEZ -- 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; 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,
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.
                                                           LBD04422-01-5

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A3389A - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §7-108, amd El L, generally
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A204A
2011-2012: A7492D

A3389A - Summary

Enacts the voter friendly ballot act; relates to the form of the ballot for elections; removes additional provisions for primary elections for New York city.

A3389A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3389--A
                                                        Cal. No. 150

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 22, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  KAVANAGH, HEVESI, PEOPLES-STOKES, ROSENTHAL,
  SCHIMEL, LUPARDO, QUART,  BUCHWALD,  JAFFEE,  WEPRIN,  COLTON,  STECK,
  ABINANTI -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. GOTTFRIED, PERRY, RODRIGUEZ
  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law -- 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

  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,
it shall notify such candidate  forthwith  by  first  class  mail.  Such
candidate  may  file  revised information with such board not later than

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

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A3389B (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §7-108, amd El L, generally
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A204A
2011-2012: A7492D

A3389B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the voter friendly ballot act; relates to the form of the ballot for elections; removes additional provisions for primary elections for New York city.

A3389B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3389--B
                                                        Cal. No. 150

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 22, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  KAVANAGH, HEVESI, PEOPLES-STOKES, ROSENTHAL,
  SCHIMEL, LUPARDO, QUART,  BUCHWALD,  JAFFEE,  WEPRIN,  COLTON,  STECK,
  ABINANTI,  SIMON,  SEPULVEDA,  DINOWITZ,  BENEDETTO, LINARES -- Multi-
  Sponsored by -- M. of A. GOTTFRIED, PERRY, RODRIGUEZ -- read once  and
  referred to the Committee on Election Law -- advanced to a third read-
  ing,  amended  and ordered reprinted, retaining its place on the order
  of third reading -- again amended on third reading, 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 7-108 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 of section  7-102  of  the  election
law,  as added by chapter 371 of the laws of 1990, is 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.
  S 3.  Section 7-104 of the election law, as amended by chapter 165  of
the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  S  7-104.  Ballots; form of[, voting machine]. 1. All ballots shall be
printed and/or displayed in a format and arrangement,  of  such  uniform
size  and style as will fit the ballot [frame], and shall be in as plain

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

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