senate Bill S218

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to requirements of a witness to a designating petition or independent nominating petition

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Current Bill Status Via A567 - Signed by Governor


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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 25, 2017 signed chap.106
Jul 13, 2017 delivered to governor
Apr 04, 2017 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.310
substituted for s218
Mar 28, 2017 referred to elections
Apr 04, 2017 substituted by a567
Mar 08, 2017 advanced to third reading
Mar 07, 2017 2nd report cal.
Mar 06, 2017 1st report cal.310
Jan 04, 2017 referred to elections

Votes

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Mar 6, 2017 - Elections committee Vote

S218
8
0
committee
8
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: Mar 6, 2017

excused (1)

S218 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A567
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง6-132, 6-140, 6-204, 6-206 & 15-108, El L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S4420A, A302B
2013-2014: A1464
2011-2012: A8650

S218 - Summary

Relates to requirements of a witness to a designating petition or independent nominating petition.

S218 - Sponsor Memo

S218 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   218

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- 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 requirements of
  witnesses to a designating petition or independent nominating petition

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

  Section  1. Subdivisions 2 and 3 of section 6-132 of the election law,
as amended by chapter 447 of the laws of 2006, are amended  to  read  as
follows:
  2. There shall be appended at the bottom of each sheet a signed state-
ment  of a witness who is a duly qualified voter of the state [and], WHO
IS an enrolled voter of the same political party as the voters qualified
to sign the petition[, and who is  also  a  resident  of  the  political
subdivision in which the office or position is to be voted for. However,
in  the  case of a petition for election to the party position of member
of the county committee, residence in the same county  shall  be  suffi-
cient]  AND  WHO HAS NOT PREVIOUSLY SIGNED A PETITION FOR ANOTHER CANDI-
DATE FOR THE SAME OFFICE. Such a statement shall  be  accepted  for  all
purposes as the equivalent of an affidavit, and if it contains a materi-
al  false  statement,  shall  subject  the person signing it to the same
penalties as if he or she had been duly sworn. The form of  such  state-
ment shall be substantially as follows:
                           STATEMENT OF WITNESS
  I,..................... (name of witness) state: I am a duly qualified
voter   of   the  State  of  New  York  and  am  an  enrolled  voter  of
the....................... party. I  now  reside  at....................
(residence address).
  Each  of  the  individuals whose names are subscribed to this petition
sheet   containing.................   (fill   in   number)   signatures,
subscribed  the  same  in  my  presence on the dates above indicated and

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

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