senate Bill S4420A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to requirements of a witness to a designating petition or independent nominating petition

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 17, 2016 committed to rules
Jun 06, 2016 amended on third reading 4420a
May 11, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 10, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 09, 2016 1st report cal.726
Jan 06, 2016 referred to elections
Jun 25, 2015 committed to rules
Jun 03, 2015 advanced to third reading
Jun 02, 2015 2nd report cal.
Jun 01, 2015 1st report cal.1120
Mar 19, 2015 referred to elections

Votes

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May 9, 2016 - Elections committee Vote

S4420
8
0
committee
8
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 9, 2016

excused (1)

Jun 1, 2015 - Elections committee Vote

S4420
9
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committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jun 1, 2015

Co-Sponsors

S4420 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A302B
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6-132, 6-140, 6-204, 6-206 & 15-108, El L

S4420 - Summary

Relates to requirements of a witness to a designating petition or independent nominating petition.

S4420 - Sponsor Memo

S4420 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4420

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 19, 2015
                               ___________

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 requirements of
  witnesses to a designating petition or independent nominating petition

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

  Section  1. Subdivisions 2 and 3 of section 6-132 of the election law,
as amended by chapter 447 of the laws of 2006, are amended  to  read  as
follows:
  2. There shall be appended at the bottom of each sheet a signed state-
ment  of  a  witness  who  is a duly qualified voter of the state and an
enrolled voter of the same political party as the  voters  qualified  to
sign the petition[, and who is also a resident of the political subdivi-
sion in which the office or position is to be voted for. However, in the
case  of  a petition for election to the party position of member of the
county committee, residence in the same  county  shall  be  sufficient].
Such a statement shall be accepted for all purposes as the equivalent of
an  affidavit,  and  if  it  contains  a material false statement, shall
subject the person signing it to the same penalties as if he or she  had
been  duly  sworn.  The form of such statement shall be substantially as
follows:
                           STATEMENT OF WITNESS
  I,..................... (name of witness) state: I am a duly qualified
voter  of  the  State  of  New  York  and  am  an  enrolled   voter   of
the.......................  party.  I  now reside at....................
(residence address).
  Each of the individuals whose names are subscribed  to  this  petition
sheet   containing.................   (fill   in   number)   signatures,
subscribed the same in my presence on  the  dates  above  indicated  and
identified  himself  or  herself  to  be  the individual who signed this
sheet.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03405-03-5

Co-Sponsors

S4420A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A302B
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6-132, 6-140, 6-204, 6-206 & 15-108, El L

S4420A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requirements of a witness to a designating petition or independent nominating petition.

S4420A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4420A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4420--A
    Cal. No. 726

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 19, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MARCHIONE, 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 -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to
  first and second report, ordered  to  a  third  reading,  amended  and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  election  law,  in  relation to requirements of
  witnesses to a designating petition or independent nominating petition

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

  Section  1. Subdivisions 2 and 3 of section 6-132 of the election law,
as amended by chapter 447 of the laws of 2006, are amended  to  read  as
follows:
  2. There shall be appended at the bottom of each sheet a signed state-
ment  of a witness who is a duly qualified voter of the state [and], WHO
IS an enrolled voter of the same political party as the voters qualified
to sign the petition[, and who is  also  a  resident  of  the  political
subdivision in which the office or position is to be voted for. However,
in  the  case of a petition for election to the party position of member
of the county committee, residence in the same county  shall  be  suffi-
cient]  AND  WHO HAS NOT PREVIOUSLY SIGNED A PETITION FOR ANOTHER CANDI-
DATE FOR THE SAME OFFICE. Such a statement shall  be  accepted  for  all
purposes as the equivalent of an affidavit, and if it contains a materi-
al  false  statement,  shall  subject  the person signing it to the same
penalties as if he or she had been duly sworn. The form of  such  state-
ment shall be substantially as follows:
                           STATEMENT OF WITNESS
  I,..................... (name of witness) state: I am a duly qualified
voter   of   the  State  of  New  York  and  am  an  enrolled  voter  of
the....................... party. I  now  reside  at....................
(residence address).

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

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