|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to elections|
|Apr 06, 2017||referred to elections|
senate Bill S5527
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5527 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5527 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Instructs the state board of elections to create and distribute voting guides to voters containing information about the candidates; mandates that voters receive postcards to notify them of upcoming elections and that television and radio stations also notify their audience of upcoming elections.
S5527 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5527 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the election law, in relation to notifying voters of the candidates and upcoming elections PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : To set forth a procedure of the distribution of voting guides and postcards to all registered voters and to require all major television and radio stations using public airwaves to broadcast voting information prior to all elections. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1 Voting Guide: any candidate seeking nomination or election at the next primary and general election to any public office shall, at least six weeks prior to said election provide biographical information, a candidate's current occupation, educational and occupational experience, and any other personal background or experience that the candidate deems relevant to the election campaign, as well as any answers to issue based questions that the candidate wishes to publish. The state board of elections shall establish the format and length of
S5527 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5527 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 6, 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 notifying voters of the candidates and upcoming elections THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Article 8 of the election law is amended by adding a new title 6 to read as follows: TITLE VI VOTER NOTIFICATIONS SECTION 8-600. VOTING GUIDE. 8-602. POSTCARDS. 8-604. TELEVISION AND RADIO. § 8-600. VOTING GUIDE. 1. ANY CANDIDATE SEEKING NOMINATION OR ELECTION AT THE NEXT GENERAL AND PRIMARY ELECTION TO ANY PUBLIC OFFICE, OR A DESIGNATED AGENT ACTING ON BEHALF OF SUCH CANDIDATE, MAY, AT LEAST SIX WEEKS PRIOR TO THE GENERAL AND PRIMARY ELECTION, FILE WITH THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS WITH WHICH NOMINATING AND DESIGNATING PETITIONS AND CERTIF- ICATES FOR SUCH OFFICE ARE FILED PURSUANT TO SECTION 6-144 OF THIS CHAP- TER A SWORN STATEMENT CONTAINING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, SUCH AS THE CANDIDATE'S OCCUPATION, EDUCATIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND, PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE, AND ANY OTHER PERSONAL BACKGROUND OR EXPERIENCE THAT THE CANDIDATE DEEMS RELEVANT TO THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN, AND ANSWERS TO ISSUE BASED QUESTIONS DRAFTED BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS THAT ARE SPECIFIED TO EACH POSITION. 2. THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL, BY REGULATION, ESTABLISH THE FORMAT AND LENGTH OF THE STATEMENT AUTHORIZED UNDER THIS SECTION AND SHALL PROVIDE TO CANDIDATES A STANDARDIZED FORM FOR PREPARING SUCH STATEMENT. 3. WITHIN FIVE DAYS AFTER THE LAST DAY FOR FILING STATEMENTS UNDER THIS SECTION, ALL LOCAL BOARDS OF ELECTIONS SHALL FORWARD ALL SUCH EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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