senate Bill S1567

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 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

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 13, 2017 signed chap.307
Sep 01, 2017 delivered to governor
Jun 06, 2017 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.226
substituted for a5740a
May 22, 2017 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 09, 2017 amended on third reading 1567a
Mar 08, 2017 advanced to third reading
Mar 07, 2017 2nd report cal.
Mar 06, 2017 1st report cal.314
Jan 10, 2017 referred to elections

S1567 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5740
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §4-123, El L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S6827

S1567 - Summary

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

S1567 - Sponsor Memo

S1567 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1567

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2017
                               ___________

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  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:
  §  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."
  § 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

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

S1567A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5740
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §4-123, El L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S6827

S1567A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S1567A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1567A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1567--A
    Cal. No. 314

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2017
                               ___________

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 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:
  § 4-123. PUBLICATION OF CANDIDATE WEBSITES.   1. THE  STATE  BOARD  OF
ELECTIONS  SHALL  PUBLISH  ON  ITS  WEBSITE THE CAMPAIGN WEBSITE ADDRESS
DESIGNATED BY ANY CANDIDATE FOR 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 NOTIFY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OF HIS OR HER WEBSITE
ADDRESS ON SUCH CANDIDATE'S PETITION COVER SHEET OR IN A SEPARATE  WRIT-
ING  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.

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

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