senate Bill S1512A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Enacts the voter friendly ballot act; repealer

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Current Bill Status - Stricken


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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 22, 2018 recommit, enacting clause stricken
Jan 03, 2018 referred to elections
Apr 06, 2017 print number 1512a
Apr 06, 2017 amend and recommit to elections
Jan 10, 2017 referred to elections

Co-Sponsors

S1512 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §7-108, amd El L, generally
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S7086

S1512 (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.

S1512 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1512 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1512

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  AVELLA, ADDABBO, PARKER, RIVERA -- 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 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
satisfy all requirements and standards set forth pursuant to the federal
Help America Vote Act.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01269-02-7

Co-Sponsors

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S1512A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §7-108, amd El L, generally
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S7086

S1512A (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.

S1512A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1512A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1512--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  AVELLA, ADDABBO, PARKER, RIVERA -- 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  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
satisfy all requirements and standards set forth pursuant to the federal
Help America Vote Act.

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

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