senate Bill S2300A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts the voter friendly ballot act; repealer

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Actions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 11, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.33
substituted for a2682a
Mar 05, 2019 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 28, 2019 advanced to third reading
Feb 27, 2019 2nd report cal.
amended 2300a
Feb 26, 2019 1st report cal.160
Jan 23, 2019 referred to elections

Votes

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Feb 25, 2019 - Elections committee Vote

S2300
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 25, 2019

aye wr (1)

Co-Sponsors

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S2300 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2682
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §7-108, amd El L, generally
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7492
2013-2014: A204
2015-2016: A3389
2017-2018: S7538, A3379, A9607

S2300 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the voter friendly ballot act; relates to the form of the ballot for elections; removes additional provisions for primary elections for New York city.

S2300 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2300 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2300

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KAVANAGH, ADDABBO, HOYLMAN, KAMINSKY, PARKER, RIVERA
  -- 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 enacting the voter
  friendly ballot act; and to repeal section 7-108 of such law  relating
  to the form of ballots

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "voter friendly ballot act".
  §  2.  Paragraph  a  of subdivision 3 of section 7-102 of the election
law, as added by chapter 371 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read  as
follows:
  a.  In  the event that a candidate in a primary election believes that
the name of another candidate for the same office or  position  at  such
election is sufficiently similar to his OR HERS so as to cause confusion
among the voters, such candidate may, not later than five days after the
last day to file the certificates or petitions of designation, file with
the  board  of  elections  with  which such certificates or petitions of
designation are filed, a request that such board determine that  such  a
sufficient similarity exists.
  §  3.  Section 7-104 of the election law, as amended by chapter 165 of
the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  § 7-104. Ballots; form of[, voting machine]. 1. All ballots  shall  be
printed  and/or  displayed  in a format and arrangement, of such uniform
size and style as will fit the ballot [frame], and shall be in as  plain
and  clear  a type or display as the space will reasonably permit, USING
ONLY SANS SERIF PRINT FONTS. Such type or display on  the  ballot  shall
satisfy all requirements and standards set forth pursuant to the federal
Help America Vote Act.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02454-01-9

Co-Sponsors

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S2300A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2682
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §7-108, amd El L, generally
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7492
2013-2014: A204
2015-2016: A3389
2017-2018: S7538, A3379, A9607

S2300A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the voter friendly ballot act; relates to the form of the ballot for elections; removes additional provisions for primary elections for New York city.

S2300A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2300A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2300--A
    Cal. No. 160

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KAVANAGH, ADDABBO, HOYLMAN, KAMINSKY, PARKER, RIVERA
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the  Committee on Elections -- reported favorably from said committee,
  ordered to first report, amended on first report, ordered to a  second
  report  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining  its place in the order of
  second report

AN ACT to amend the election law, in  relation  to  enacting  the  voter
  friendly  ballot act; and to repeal section 7-108 of such law relating
  to the form of ballots

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "voter friendly ballot act".
  § 2. Paragraph a of subdivision 3 of section  7-102  of  the  election
law,  as added by chapter 371 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read as
follows:
  a. In the event that a candidate in a primary election  believes  that
the  name  of  another candidate for the same office or position at such
election is sufficiently similar to his OR HERS so as to cause confusion
among the voters, such candidate may, not later than five days after the
last day to file the certificates or petitions of designation, file with
the board of elections with which  such  certificates  or  petitions  of
designation  are  filed, a request that such board determine that such a
sufficient similarity exists.
  § 3.  Section 7-104 of the election law, as amended by chapter 165  of
the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  §  7-104.  Ballots; form of[, voting machine]. 1. All ballots shall be
printed and/or displayed in a format and arrangement,  of  such  uniform
size  and style as will fit the ballot [frame], and shall be in as plain
and clear a type or display as the space will reasonably  permit,  USING
ONLY  SANS  SERIF  PRINT FONTS. Such type or display on the ballot shall

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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