senate Bill S6604

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to primary elections and the timely transmission of ballots to military voters stationed overseas

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 02, 2016 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 24, 2016 advanced to third reading
Feb 09, 2016 2nd report cal.
Feb 08, 2016 1st report cal.155
Jan 29, 2016 referred to elections

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S6604 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd El L, generally; amd §42, Pub Off L

S6604 - Summary

Relates to primary elections and amends certain deadlines to facilitate the timely transmission of ballots to military voters stationed overseas; relates to filling vacancies in elective offices; relates to the date of primary elections.

S6604 - Sponsor Memo

S6604 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6604

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AKSHAR -- 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 primary  elections  and
  amending  certain  deadlines  to facilitate the timely transmission of
  ballots to military voters stationed overseas and in relation to  date
  of  primary  elections;  and  to  amend  the  public  officers law, in
  relation to filling vacancies in elective offices

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section 1-106 of the election law, as
amended by chapter 700 of the laws  of  1977,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1.  All papers required to be filed pursuant to the provisions of this
chapter shall, unless otherwise provided, be filed between the hours  of
nine  A.M.  and  five  P.M.  If  the last day for filing shall fall on a
Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the next business  day  shall  become
the  last  day  for filing. All papers sent by mail in an envelope post-
marked prior to midnight of the last day of filing shall be deemed time-
ly filed and accepted for filing when received, except THAT ALL  CERTIF-
ICATES  AND  PETITIONS  OF  DESIGNATION  OR  NOMINATION, CERTIFICATES OF
ACCEPTANCE OR DECLINATION OF SUCH DESIGNATIONS OR  NOMINATIONS,  CERTIF-
ICATES  OF  AUTHORIZATION  FOR SUCH DESIGNATIONS OR NOMINATIONS, CERTIF-
ICATES OF DISQUALIFICATION, CERTIFICATES OF SUBSTITUTION FOR SUCH DESIG-
NATIONS OR NOMINATIONS AND OBJECTIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS  OF  OBJECTIONS
TO  SUCH  CERTIFICATES AND PETITIONS REQUIRED TO BE FILED WITH THE STATE
BOARD OF ELECTIONS OR A BOARD OF ELECTIONS OUTSIDE OF THE  CITY  OF  NEW
YORK  SHALL  BE  DEEMED  TIMELY FILED AND ACCEPTED FOR FILING IF SENT BY
MAIL OR DESIGNATED DELIVERY SERVICE PERMITTED BY  SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF
THIS  SECTION,  IN  AN ENVELOPE POSTMARKED PRIOR TO MIDNIGHT OF THE LAST
DAY OF FILING AND RECEIVED NO LATER THAN TWO  BUSINESS  DAYS  AFTER  THE
LAST  DAY TO FILE SUCH CERTIFICATES, PETITIONS, OBJECTIONS OR SPECIFICA-
TIONS. FAILURE OF THE POST OFFICE OR  ANY  OTHER  PERSON  OR  ENTITY  TO
DELIVER  ANY  SUCH  PETITION,  CERTIFICATE OR OBJECTION TO SUCH BOARD OF
ELECTIONS OUTSIDE THE CITY OF NEW YORK NO LATER THAN TWO  BUSINESS  DAYS

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

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