senate Bill S6827A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires the state board of elections and local boards of elections to publish the campaign website addresses of certain candidates for public office

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (8)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 14, 2016 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1734
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 11, 2016 print number 6827a
Jun 11, 2016 amend (t) and recommit to elections
Feb 25, 2016 referred to elections

S6827 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §4-123, El L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S1567

S6827 - Summary

Requires the state board of elections to publish the campaign website addresses of the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, state comptroller, member of the state senate and member of the state assembly candidates for public office; directs such candidates to provide their campaign website addresses to the state board of elections.

S6827 - Sponsor Memo

S6827 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6827

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 25, 2016
                               ___________

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  publishing  candidate
  website information

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

  Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new  section  4-123
to read as follows:
  S  4-123.  PUBLICATION  OF CANDIDATE WEBSITES.   1. THE STATE BOARD OF
ELECTIONS SHALL PUBLISH ON ITS  WEBSITE  THE  CAMPAIGN  WEBSITE  ADDRESS
DESIGNATED BY ANY CANDIDATES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE ON THE BALLOT AT THE NEXT
PRIMARY,  SPECIAL OR GENERAL ELECTION, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION
THREE OF THIS SECTION. THE CANDIDATE SHALL NOTIFY  THE  STATE  BOARD  OF
ELECTIONS  OF  HIS  OR  HER  WEBSITE ADDRESS ON THE CANDIDATE'S PETITION
COVER SHEET OR IN A SEPARATE WRITING SIGNED BY THE CANDIDATE. ANY CANDI-
DATE WHO DOES NOT PROVIDE A WEBSITE ADDRESS SHALL BE  LISTED  AS  HAVING
NOT PROVIDED A WEBSITE ADDRESS FOR PUBLICATION.
  2.  EACH  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  SHALL PUBLISH THE WEBSITE ADDRESSES OF
CANDIDATES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE ON THE BALLOT WITHIN  THE  JURISDICTION  OF
SUCH BOARD AT THE NEXT PRIMARY, SPECIAL OR GENERAL ELECTION.
  3.  THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL NOT PUBLISH ANY WEBSITE ADDRESS
FOUND TO BE UNRELATED TO A CANDIDACY FOR PUBLIC OFFICE.  SUCH DENIAL  TO
PUBLISH A WEBSITE ADDRESS SHALL BE REVIEWED ONLY IN A SPECIAL PROCEEDING
BROUGHT  BY THE CANDIDATE PURSUANT TO ARTICLE SEVENTY-EIGHT OF THE CIVIL
PRACTICE LAW AND RULES.
  4. THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL PROMINENTLY DISPLAY THE  FOLLOW-
ING DISCLAIMER WITH RELATION TO THE LIST OF CANDIDATE WEBSITE ADDRESSES:
"THE  WEBSITE  ADDRESSES PUBLISHED HERE ARE DESIGNATED BY THE CANDIDATE.
THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE  FOR  AND  EXPRESSES  NO
OPINION AS TO THE CONTENT OF CANDIDATE WEBSITES."
  S  2.  The  state  board  of elections shall, within six months of the
effective date of this act, promulgate rules or regulations to implement
the provisions of this act which shall include the time  of  publication
and  the  format  for  publication  of the list of website addresses and

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

S6827A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §4-123, El L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S1567

S6827A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the state board of elections to publish the campaign website addresses of the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, state comptroller, member of the state senate and member of the state assembly candidates for public office; directs such candidates to provide their campaign website addresses to the state board of elections.

S6827A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6827A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6827--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 25, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Elections  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  election law, in relation to publishing certain
  candidate website information

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

  Section  1.  The election law is amended by adding a new section 4-123
to read as follows:
  S 4-123. PUBLICATION OF CANDIDATE WEBSITES.   1. THE  STATE  BOARD  OF
ELECTIONS  SHALL  PUBLISH  ON  ITS  WEBSITE THE CAMPAIGN WEBSITE ADDRESS
DESIGNATED BY THE GOVERNOR, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, ATTORNEY GENERAL, STATE
COMPTROLLER, MEMBER OF THE STATE SENATE AND MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY
ON THE BALLOT AT THE NEXT PRIMARY, SPECIAL OR GENERAL  ELECTION,  EXCEPT
AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION. SUCH CANDIDATE MAY NOTI-
FY  THE  STATE  BOARD OF ELECTIONS OF HIS OR HER WEBSITE ADDRESS ON SUCH
CANDIDATE'S PETITION COVER SHEET OR IN A SEPARATE WRITING SIGNED BY  THE
CANDIDATE. ANY CANDIDATE WHO DOES NOT PROVIDE A WEBSITE ADDRESS SHALL BE
LISTED AS HAVING NOT PROVIDED A WEBSITE ADDRESS FOR PUBLICATION.
  2.  THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL NOT PUBLISH ANY WEBSITE ADDRESS
FOUND TO BE UNRELATED TO A CANDIDACY FOR PUBLIC OFFICE.  SUCH DENIAL  TO
PUBLISH A WEBSITE ADDRESS SHALL BE REVIEWED ONLY IN A SPECIAL PROCEEDING
BROUGHT  BY THE CANDIDATE PURSUANT TO ARTICLE SEVENTY-EIGHT OF THE CIVIL
PRACTICE LAW AND RULES.
  3. THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL PROMINENTLY DISPLAY THE  FOLLOW-
ING DISCLAIMER WITH RELATION TO THE LIST OF CANDIDATE WEBSITE ADDRESSES:
"THE  WEBSITE  ADDRESSES PUBLISHED HERE ARE DESIGNATED BY THE CANDIDATE.
THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE  FOR  AND  EXPRESSES  NO
OPINION AS TO THE CONTENT OF CANDIDATE WEBSITES."
  S  2.  The  state  board  of elections shall, within six months of the
effective date of this act, promulgate rules or regulations to implement
the provisions of this act which shall include the time  of  publication
and  the  format  for  publication  of the list of website addresses and

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

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.