senate Bill S5051

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides for a "None of the Above" option on ballots in certain uncontested elections

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to elections
Jun 25, 2015 committed to rules
May 27, 2015 amended on third reading 5051a
May 18, 2015 advanced to third reading
May 13, 2015 2nd report cal.
May 12, 2015 1st report cal.648
Apr 29, 2015 referred to elections

Votes

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May 11, 2015 - Elections committee Vote

S5051
4
2
committee
4
Aye
2
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: May 11, 2015

nay (2)

S5051 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7-116, El L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S1300

S5051 - Summary

Provides for a "None of the Above" option on ballots in certain uncontested elections.

S5051 - Sponsor Memo

S5051 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5051

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 29, 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 providing  a  "None  of
  the Above" option on ballots in certain uncontested elections

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

  Section 1. Section 7-116 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
  2-A.  IN EVERY UNCONTESTED STATEWIDE, SENATE OR ASSEMBLY ELECTION, THE
OFFICER OR BOARD WHO OR WHICH PREPARES THE BALLOT SHALL PLACE BELOW  THE
CANDIDATE  LISTED  FOR  ELECTION AN OPTION WHICH A VOTER MAY SELECT THAT
SHALL READ: NONE OF THE ABOVE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08956-01-5

S5051A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7-116, El L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S1300

S5051A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for a "None of the Above" option on ballots in certain uncontested elections.

S5051A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5051A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5051--A
    Cal. No. 648

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 29, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Elections  --  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 providing a "None of
  the Above" option on ballots in certain uncontested elections

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

  Section  1.  Section  7-116 of the election law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
  2-A. IN EVERY UNCONTESTED STATEWIDE, SENATE OR ASSEMBLY ELECTION,  THE
OFFICER  OR BOARD WHO OR WHICH PREPARES THE BALLOT SHALL PLACE BELOW THE
CANDIDATE LISTED FOR ELECTION AN OPTION WHICH A VOTER  MAY  SELECT  THAT
SHALL  READ:  NONE OF THE ABOVE. ONLY VOTES CAST FOR THE NAMED CANDIDATE
SHALL BE COUNTED IN DETERMINING NOMINATION OR ELECTION TO ANY STATEWIDE,
SENATE OR ASSEMBLY OFFICE, BUT FOR EACH OFFICE THE NUMBER OF BALLOTS  ON
WHICH  THE "NONE OF THE ABOVE" OPTION WAS CHOSEN SHALL BE LISTED FOLLOW-
ING THE NAME OF THE CANDIDATE AND THE NUMBER OF VOTES IN EVERY  POSTING,
ABSTRACT AND PROCLAMATION OF THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08956-02-5

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