|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 11, 2019||opinion referred to judiciary|
|May 31, 2019||to attorney-general for opinion|
|May 28, 2019||referred to election law|
assembly Bill A7934
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A7934 (ACTIVE) - Details
A7934 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7934 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y May 28, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to article 2 of the constitution, in relation to the establishment of an open primary system for all state and congres- sional elections Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That article 2 of the constitution be amended by adding a new section 10 to read as follows: § 10. (A) A VOTER-NOMINATION PRIMARY ELECTION SHALL BE CONDUCTED TO SELECT THE CANDIDATES FOR CONGRESSIONAL AND STATE ELECTIVE OFFICES. ALL VOTERS MAY VOTE AT A VOTER-NOMINATED PRIMARY ELECTION FOR ANY CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESSIONAL AND STATE ELECTIVE OFFICE WITHOUT REGARD TO THE POLI- TICAL PARTY PREFERENCE DISCLOSED BY THE CANDIDATE OR THE VOTER, PROVIDED THAT THE VOTER IS OTHERWISE QUALIFIED TO VOTE FOR CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE IN QUESTION. THE CANDIDATES WHO ARE THE TOP TWO VOTE-GETTERS AT A VOTER-NOMINATED PRIMARY ELECTION FOR A CONGRESSIONAL OR STATE ELECTIVE OFFICE SHALL, REGARDLESS OF PARTY PREFERENCE, COMPETE IN THE ENSUING GENERAL ELECTION. (B) THE LEGISLATURE SHALL PROVIDE THAT CANDIDATES FOR SUCH CONGRES- SIONAL AND STATE OFFICES SHALL BE PLACED ON THE BALLOT FOR VOTER-NOMI- NATED PRIMARY ELECTION BY PETITION IN THE MANNER PROVIDED BY STATUTE. A CANDIDATE FOR A CONGRESSIONAL OR STATE ELECTIVE OFFICE MAY HAVE HIS OR HER POLITICAL PARTY PREFERENCE, OR LACK OF POLITICAL PARTY PREFERENCE, INDICATED UPON THE BALLOT FOR THE OFFICE IN THE MANNER PROVIDED BY STAT- UTE. A POLITICAL PARTY OR PARTY COMMITTEE SHALL NOT NOMINATE A CANDIDATE FOR ANY CONGRESSIONAL OR STATE ELECTIVE OFFICE AT THE VOTER-NOMINATED PRIMARY. THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT BE INTERPRETED TO PROHIBIT A POLI- TICAL PARTY OF PARTY COMMITTEE FROM ENDORSING, SUPPORTING, OR OPPOSING ANY CANDIDATE FOR A CONGRESSIONAL OR STATE ELECTIVE OFFICE. A POLITICAL PARTY OR PARTY COMMITTEE SHALL NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE ITS PREFERRED CANDIDATE PARTICIPATE IN THE GENERAL ELECTION FOR A VOTER-NOMINATED EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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