senate Bill S4780B

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to warning voters about New York's closed primary system on voter registration forms

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 15, 2017 print number 4780b
Jun 15, 2017 amend and recommit to elections
Jun 02, 2017 print number 4780a
Jun 02, 2017 amend and recommit to elections
Mar 01, 2017 referred to elections

S4780 - Details

See other versions of this Bill:
S7014
, A5735
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-210, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S496

S4780 - Summary

Provides voters with a warning about New York's closed primary system on voter registration forms.

S4780 - Sponsor Memo

S4780 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4780

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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 notifying  voters  that
  New York practices a closed primary system

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section  5-210  of  the  election  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (n) to read as follows:
  (N)  NOTICE  IN  BOLD FONT, AT LEAST TWICE THE SIZE OF ALL OTHER FONT,
STATING: "THE STATE OF NEW YORK PRACTICES A CLOSED PARTY  SYSTEM,  MEAN-
ING,  ONLY  REGISTERED MEMBERS OF A PARTICULAR PARTY ARE ALLOWED TO VOTE
IN THAT PARTY'S PRIMARY ELECTION. THUS, FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU WISH TO VOTE
IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY, YOU MUST REGISTER AS A DEMOCRAT.    LIKEWISE,
IF  YOU  WISH  TO VOTE IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY, YOU MUST REGISTER AS A
REPUBLICAN. REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU REGISTER, YOU CAN VOTE FOR  ANY  PARTY
IN THE GENERAL ELECTION."
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09561-01-7

S4780A - Details

See other versions of this Bill:
S7014
, A5735
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-210, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S496

S4780A - Summary

Provides voters with a warning about New York's closed primary system on voter registration forms.

S4780A - Sponsor Memo

S4780A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4780--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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 notifying voters that
  New York practices a closed primary system

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (f)  of  subdivision 5 of section 5-210 of the
election law, as amended by chapter 179 of the laws of 2005, is  amended
to read as follows:
  (f)  Notice [that political] IN BOLD AND PROMINENT TYPE, STATING: "THE
STATE OF NEW YORK PRACTICES  A  CLOSED  PARTY  SYSTEM.  POLITICAL  party
enrollment  is  optional  [but  that,] AND in order to vote in a primary
election of a political party, a voter must  enroll  in  that  political
party, unless state party rules allow [otherwise] OTHERWISE".
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09561-03-7

S4780B (ACTIVE) - Details

See other versions of this Bill:
S7014
, A5735
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-210, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S496

S4780B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides voters with a warning about New York's closed primary system on voter registration forms.

S4780B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4780B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4780--B

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to notifying  voters  that
  New York practices a closed primary system

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (f) of subdivision 5  of  section  5-210  of  the
election  law, as amended by chapter 179 of the laws of 2005, is amended
to read as follows:
  (f) Notice [that political] IN BOLD AND PROMINENT TYPE, STATING:  "THE
STATE  OF  NEW  YORK  PRACTICES A CLOSED PARTY PRIMARY SYSTEM. POLITICAL
party enrollment is optional, but [that,] in order to vote in a  primary
election  of  a  political  party, a voter must enroll in that political
party, unless state party rules allow [otherwise] OTHERWISE".
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09561-05-7

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