senate Bill S5475

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to opportunity to ballot committee to receive notices

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 30, 2019 signed chap.440
Oct 21, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.377
substituted for a6714
Jun 14, 2019 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 03, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 30, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 29, 2019 1st report cal.903
May 02, 2019 referred to elections

S5475 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6714
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6-164, El L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A9984

S5475 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to opportunity to ballot committee to receive notices as if such committee was a candidate named on a petition.

S5475 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5475 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5475

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  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 opportunity  to  ballot
  committee to receive notices

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

  Section 1. Section 6-164 of the election law, as amended by chapter 16
of the laws of 1988, is amended to read as follows:
  § 6-164. Primary, uncontested; opportunity to ballot. Enrolled members
of a party entitled to vote in the nomination of a candidate for  public
office  or  the  election of a candidate for party position in a primary
election of such party, and equal in number to at least  the  number  of
signers  required  to  designate a candidate for such office or position
may file with the officer or board with whom or which are  filed  desig-
nating  petitions  for  such office or position a petition requesting an
opportunity to write in the name of a candidate or candidates, who  need
not  be specified, for such office or position. Upon the receipt of such
a petition, such office or position shall be deemed  contested  and  the
primary  ballots of the party shall afford an opportunity to vote there-
on.  Requests for an opportunity to write in the names of candidates for
two or more offices or positions may be included in the  same  petition.
Such  petitions  shall  be subject to objections and court determination
thereof in the same manner  as  designating  petitions  so  far  as  the
provisions therefor are applicable. All required notices shall be served
on  the members of the committee named in the petition, AND SUCH COMMIT-
TEE SHALL HAVE CAPACITY TO BRING A PROCEEDING UNDER THIS CHAPTER  AS  IF
SUCH  COMMITTEE  WAS  A CANDIDATE NAMED ON A PETITION.  A signature to a
petition for an opportunity to ballot in primary elections made  earlier
than  sixteen days before the last day to file designating petitions for
the primary election shall not be counted.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the fifteenth day of December after
it shall have become a law.

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

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