senate Bill S1044A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Changes the days of voting for primary and general elections

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 13, 2016 print number 1044a
Apr 13, 2016 amend and recommit to elections
Jan 06, 2016 referred to elections
Jan 08, 2015 referred to elections

S1044 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-100, El L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S6148

S1044 - 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.

S1044 - Sponsor Memo

S1044 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1044

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 8, 2015
                               ___________

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.
                                                           LBD02143-01-5

S1044A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-100, El L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S6148

S1044A (ACTIVE) - 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.

S1044A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1044A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1044--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 8, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Elections in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

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. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1  of  section  8-100  of  the
election  law,  as amended by chapter 87 of the laws of 2015, is 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.  Members  of  state  and  county
committees and assembly district leaders and associate assembly district
leaders  and all other party positions to be elected shall be elected at
the fall primary and all nominations for state and local  public  office
required  to be made at a primary election in such year shall be made at
the fall primary. In the year two thousand sixteen 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  presidential  primary,
shall  be  held on April nineteenth, two thousand sixteen, unless other-
wise changed by an act of the legislature, for the purpose  of  electing
delegates and alternate delegates to the national convention.
  S  2.  Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 8-100 of the election
law, as amended by chapter 17 of the laws of 2007, is 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]

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02143-02-6

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