|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 02, 2018||signed chap.3|
|Feb 20, 2018||delivered to governor|
|Feb 13, 2018||returned to assembly|
3rd reading cal.487
substituted for s7597
|Feb 13, 2018||substituted by a8917a|
ordered to third reading cal.487
|Jan 29, 2018||referred to rules|
senate Bill S7597Signed By Governor
Current Bill Status Via A8917 - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
S7597 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Election Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §4-117, El L
S7597 - Summary
Requires that a primary will not be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in September; any written communication to voters by mail shall contain a conspicuous notice in all capital letters and bold font notifying the voter of the primary date change; moves the date of the 2018 fall primary to Thursday, September 13.
S7597 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7597 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the election law, in relation to communications to voters by mail; to require the 2018 fall primary be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018 and the political calendar be adjusted accordingly; and providing for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE : To change the date of the fall primary from Tuesday, September 11, 2018 to Thursday, September 13, 2018 in observation of Rosh Hashanah and the commemoration of the September 11th attacks. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the bill moves the 2018 fall primary to Thursday, September 13, 2018. Section 2 provides notice to voters in situations where the primary date is moved from its regularly scheduled date. Section 3 is the effective date, which makes section one effective immediately and repeals that section on December 31, 2018. EXISTING LAW :
S7597 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7597 I N S E N A T E January 29, 2018 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to communications to voters by mail; to require the 2018 fall primary be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018 and the political calendar be adjusted accordingly; and providing for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (a) of subdivi- sion 1 of section 8-100 of the election law, the 2018 fall primary shall be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018, and the political calendar shall be adjusted accordingly. S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 4-117 of the election law, as amended by chapter 44 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows: 1. The board of elections, between August first and August fifth of each year, shall send by mail on which is endorsed such language desig- nated by the state board of elections to ensure postal authorities do not forward such mail but return it to the board of elections with forwarding information, when it cannot be delivered as addressed and which contains a request that any such mail received for persons not residing at the address be dropped back in the mail, a communication, in a form approved by the state board of elections, to every registered voter who has been registered without a change of address since the beginning of such year, except that the board of elections shall not be required to send such communications to voters in inactive status. The communication shall notify the voter of the days and hours of the ensu- ing primary and general elections, the place where he appears by his registration records to be entitled to vote, the fact that voters who have moved or will have moved from the address where they were last registered must re-register or, that if such move was to another address in the same county or city, that such voter may either notify the board of elections of his new address or vote by paper ballot at the polling place for his new address even if such voter has not re-registered, or EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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