assembly Bill A3379A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Enacts the voter friendly ballot act; repealer

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 30, 2017 referred to elections
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Feb 28, 2017 amended on third reading 3379a
Feb 23, 2017 advanced to third reading cal.77
Feb 14, 2017 reported
Jan 27, 2017 referred to election law

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A3379 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1512
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §7-108, amd El L, generally
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7492
2013-2014: A204
2015-2016: A3389, S7086
2019-2020: A2682

A3379 - Summary

Enacts the voter friendly ballot act; relates to the form of the ballot for elections; removes additional provisions for primary elections for New York city.

A3379 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3379

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 27, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  KAVANAGH, HEVESI, PEOPLES-STOKES, ROSENTHAL,
  LUPARDO, QUART, BUCHWALD, JAFFEE,  WEPRIN,  COLTON,  STECK,  ABINANTI,
  SIMON,  SEPULVEDA,  DINOWITZ,  BENEDETTO, McDONALD, BLAKE, FAHY, OTIS,
  ROZIC, BRINDISI, RYAN, GOTTFRIED, CUSICK,  PAULIN,  CAHILL  --  Multi-
  Sponsored  by  --  M. of A.  GLICK, MAGEE, PERRY, RODRIGUEZ, THIELE --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law

AN ACT to amend the election law, in  relation  to  enacting  the  voter
  friendly  ballot act; and to repeal section 7-108 of such law relating
  to the form of ballots

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

  Section  1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "voter friendly ballot act".
  § 2. Paragraph a of subdivision 3 of section  7-102  of  the  election
law,  as added by chapter 371 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read as
follows:
  a. In the event that a candidate in a primary election  believes  that
the  name  of  another candidate for the same office or position at such
election is sufficiently similar to his OR HERS so as to cause confusion
among the voters, such candidate may, not later than five days after the
last day to file the certificates or petitions of designation, file with
the board of elections with which  such  certificates  or  petitions  of
designation  are  filed, a request that such board determine that such a
sufficient similarity exists.
  § 3.  Section 7-104 of the election law, as amended by chapter 165  of
the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  §  7-104.  Ballots; form of[, voting machine]. 1. All ballots shall be
printed and/or displayed in a format and arrangement,  of  such  uniform
size  and style as will fit the ballot [frame], and shall be in as plain
and clear a type or display as the space will reasonably  permit,  USING
ONLY  SANS  SERIF  PRINT FONTS. Such type or display on the ballot shall

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

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A3379A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1512
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §7-108, amd El L, generally
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7492
2013-2014: A204
2015-2016: A3389, S7086
2019-2020: A2682

A3379A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the voter friendly ballot act; relates to the form of the ballot for elections; removes additional provisions for primary elections for New York city.

A3379A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3379--A
                                                         Cal. No. 77

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 27, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  KAVANAGH, HEVESI, PEOPLES-STOKES, ROSENTHAL,
  LUPARDO, QUART, BUCHWALD, JAFFEE,  WEPRIN,  COLTON,  STECK,  ABINANTI,
  SIMON,  SEPULVEDA,  DINOWITZ,  BENEDETTO, McDONALD, BLAKE, FAHY, OTIS,
  ROZIC, BRINDISI, RYAN,  GOTTFRIED,  CUSICK,  PAULIN,  CAHILL,  LIFTON,
  GALEF,  CARROLL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. GLICK, MAGEE, PERRY,
  RODRIGUEZ, THIELE -- read  once  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on
  Election  Law -- reported from committee, advanced to a third reading,
  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  on  the  order  of
  third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  election law, in relation to enacting the voter
  friendly ballot act; and to repeal section 7-108 of such law  relating
  to the form of ballots

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

  Section 1. Short title.  This act shall be known and may be  cited  as
the "voter friendly ballot act".
  §  2.  Paragraph  a  of subdivision 3 of section 7-102 of the election
law, as added by chapter 371 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read  as
follows:
  a.  In  the event that a candidate in a primary election believes that
the name of another candidate for the same office or  position  at  such
election is sufficiently similar to his OR HERS so as to cause confusion
among the voters, such candidate may, not later than five days after the
last day to file the certificates or petitions of designation, file with
the  board  of  elections  with  which such certificates or petitions of
designation are filed, a request that such board determine that  such  a
sufficient similarity exists.
  §  3.  Section 7-104 of the election law, as amended by chapter 165 of
the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  § 7-104. Ballots; form of[, voting machine]. 1. All ballots  shall  be
printed  and/or  displayed  in a format and arrangement, of such uniform

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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