assembly Bill A9921A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to testimony related to voter's signature on a petition

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 13, 2018 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 12, 2018 ordered to third reading rules cal.113
rules report cal.113
Jun 11, 2018 reported
Jun 06, 2018 reported referred to rules
May 25, 2018 print number 9921a
May 25, 2018 amend and recommit to election law
Feb 23, 2018 referred to election law

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A9921 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6-134, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A120

A9921 - Summary

Relates to testimony related to voter's signature on a petition.

A9921 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9921

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 23, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. BUCHWALD -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Election Law

AN  ACT  to  amend the election law, in relation to testimony related to
  voter's signature on a petition

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  5  of  section 6-134 of the election law, as
added by chapter 709 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows:
  5. The use of titles, initials or  customary  abbreviations  of  given
names  by  the signers of, or witnesses to, designating petitions or the
use  of  customary  abbreviations  of  addresses  of  such  signers   or
witnesses,  shall  not  invalidate  such signatures or witness statement
provided that the identity of the signer  or  witness  as  a  registered
voter  can  be established by reference to the signature on the petition
and that of a  person  whose  name  appears  in  the  registration  poll
ledgers,  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  NOTHING  IN  THIS SECTION SHALL PREVENT A
COURT FROM RECEIVING SWORN TESTIMONY OFFERED BY A PETITION SIGNER AS  TO
THE  AUTHENTICITY  OF HIS OR HER OWN SIGNATURE WHEN SUCH SIGNATURE WOULD
OTHERWISE BE INVALIDATED FOR NOT MATCHING THE SIGNATURE ON FILE WITH THE
BOARD OF ELECTIONS.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on  the  fifteenth  of  December  next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14768-01-8

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A9921A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6-134, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A120

A9921A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to testimony related to voter's signature on a petition.

A9921A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 9921--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 23, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. BUCHWALD, ORTIZ, SANTABARBARA, D'URSO, ZEBROWSKI,
  NIOU,  VANEL,  JEAN-PIERRE,  GALEF,  SEAWRIGHT, BLAKE, SIMON, GUNTHER,
  RIVERA, LAWRENCE, CAHILL, DAVILA, CARROLL, PELLEGRINO  --  Multi-Spon-
  sored  by  -- M. of A.  COOK, HIKIND, LUPARDO, THIELE -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Election  Law  --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to  testimony  related  to
  voter's signature on a petition

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 6-134  of  the  election  law,  as
added by chapter 709 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows:
  5.  The  use  of  titles, initials or customary abbreviations of given
names by the signers of, or witnesses to, designating petitions  or  the
use   of  customary  abbreviations  of  addresses  of  such  signers  or
witnesses, shall not invalidate such  signatures  or  witness  statement
provided  that  the  identity  of  the signer or witness as a registered
voter can be established by reference to the signature on  the  petition
and  that  of  a  person  whose  name  appears  in the registration poll
ledgers, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, NOTHING IN  THIS  SECTION  SHALL  PREVENT  A
COURT  FROM RECEIVING SWORN TESTIMONY OR OTHER ADMISSIBLE EVIDENCE AS TO
THE AUTHENTICITY OF A SIGNATURE WHEN SUCH SIGNATURE WOULD  OTHERWISE  BE
INVALIDATED  FOR  NOT  MATCHING  THE SIGNATURE ON FILE WITH THE BOARD OF
ELECTIONS.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on  the  fifteenth  of  December  next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14768-02-8