assembly Bill A10873

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the definition of the term name for purposes of designating or nominating a candidate for public office or party position

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Jul 24, 2020 referred to election law

A10873 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8465
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1-104, El L

A10873 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the definition of the term "name" for purposes of designating or nominating a candidate for public office or party position.

A10873 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  10873

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              July 24, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  COMMITTEE  ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Aubry) --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to directing that the  use
  of a candidate's alternate, familiar or anglicized name is permissible
  on electoral nominating petitions and ballots

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

  Section 1. Section 1-104 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 39 to read as follows:
  39. THE TERM "NAME" FOR PURPOSES OF DESIGNATING OR NOMINATING A CANDI-
DATE  FOR  PUBLIC  OFFICE  OR  PARTY POSITION SHALL MEAN AN INDIVIDUAL'S
FORMAL NAME OR AN ALTERNATE, ANGLICIZED, OR FAMILIAR FORM OF A  NAME  OR
NICKNAME,  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE CANDIDATE'S PROPER NAME AS IT APPEARS ON
HIS OR HER VOTER REGISTRATION FORM, PROVIDED THAT SUCH  NAME  IS  DEMON-
STRATED TO BE COMMONLY USED TO IDENTIFY THE CANDIDATE IN THE CANDIDATE'S
COMMUNITY,  DOES  NOT  INCLUDE  A DESCRIPTIVE TERM, AND FURTHER PROVIDED
THAT THE USE OF SUCH NAME IS NOT INTENDED TO MISLEAD OR  CONFUSE  POTEN-
TIAL  SIGNATORIES,  AND  WOULD  NOT TEND TO CONFUSE OR MISLEAD POTENTIAL
SIGNATORIES, AS TO THE CANDIDATE'S IDENTITY.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16316-07-0