senate Bill S6886D

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring electors to vote for the presidential and vice presidential candidate who received the highest number of votes in the state

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 23, 2020 ordered to third reading rules cal.327
substituted for a10340b
Jul 22, 2020 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.893
Jul 21, 2020 reported and committed to rules
Jul 09, 2020 print number 6886d
Jul 09, 2020 amend and recommit to elections
Jul 01, 2020 print number 6886c
Jul 01, 2020 amend and recommit to elections
May 01, 2020 print number 6886b
May 01, 2020 amend and recommit to elections
Mar 16, 2020 print number 6886a
Mar 16, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to elections
Jan 08, 2020 referred to elections
Dec 04, 2019 referred to rules

Votes

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Jul 22, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S6886D
12
6
committee
12
Aye
6
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jul 21, 2020 - Elections committee Vote

S6886D
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: Jul 21, 2020

aye wr (1)

Co-Sponsors

S6886 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10340
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §12-106, El L

S6886 - Summary

Requires electors to vote for the presidential and vice presidential candidate who received the highest number of votes in the state.

S6886 - Sponsor Memo

S6886 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6886

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            December 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- 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 requiring  electors  to
  vote for the presidential and vice presidential candidate who received
  the highest number of votes in the state

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

  Section 1. Section 12-106 of the election law is amended  to  read  as
follows:
  §  12-106.  Electoral  college;  vote of the electors.  1. Immediately
after the organization of the electoral college, the electors shall then
and there vote by ballot for president and vice president, but no  elec-
tor shall vote for more than one person who is a resident of this state.
They  shall  name in separate ballots the persons voted for as president
and vice president. They shall make and sign six certificates of all the
votes given by them,  each  of  which  certificates  shall  contain  two
distinct  lists, one with the votes for president and one with the votes
for vice president. There shall be annexed to each of  the  certificates
one  of the lists of electors which shall have been furnished to them by
the state board of elections. They shall seal  up  the  certificates  so
made and certify upon each that the lists of all the votes of this state
given for president and vice president are contained therein.
  2.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY OTHER SECTION OF LAW, EACH ELECTOR SHALL CAST
HIS OR HER BALLOT FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT  FOR  THE  CANDIDATES
FOR  THESE  OFFICES  WHO RECEIVED THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF VOTES WITHIN THE
STATE. REFUSAL OR FAILURE TO VOTE FOR THE CANDIDATES FOR  PRESIDENT  AND
VICE PRESIDENT WHO RECEIVED THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF VOTES WITHIN THE STATE
SHALL  CONSTITUTE A RESIGNATION FROM THE OFFICE OF ELECTOR, AND ANY SUCH
VOTE BY AN ELECTOR SHALL NOT BE RECORDED. THE BALLOTS USED BY THE  ELEC-
TOR  SHALL  BEAR  THE  NAME OF THE ELECTOR. THE REMAINING ELECTORS SHALL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14309-02-9

Co-Sponsors

S6886A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10340
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §12-106, El L

S6886A - Summary

Requires electors to vote for the presidential and vice presidential candidate who received the highest number of votes in the state.

S6886A - Sponsor Memo

S6886A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6886--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            December 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SKOUFIS, MYRIE -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules  --  recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Elections in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to requiring  electors  to
  vote for the presidential and vice presidential candidate who received
  the highest number of votes in the state; and providing for the repeal
  of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Section 12-106 of the election law is amended  to  read  as
follows:
  §  12-106.  Electoral  college;  vote of the electors.  1. Immediately
after the organization of the electoral college, the electors shall then
and there vote by ballot for president and vice president, but no  elec-
tor shall vote for more than one person who is a resident of this state.
They  shall  name in separate ballots the persons voted for as president
and vice president. They shall make and sign six certificates of all the
votes given by them,  each  of  which  certificates  shall  contain  two
distinct  lists, one with the votes for president and one with the votes
for vice president. There shall be annexed to each of  the  certificates
one  of the lists of electors which shall have been furnished to them by
the state board of elections. They shall seal  up  the  certificates  so
made and certify upon each that the lists of all the votes of this state
given for president and vice president are contained therein.
  2.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY OTHER SECTION OF LAW, EACH ELECTOR SHALL CAST
HIS OR HER BALLOT FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT  FOR  THE  CANDIDATES
FOR  THESE  OFFICES  WHO RECEIVED THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF VOTES WITHIN THE
STATE. REFUSAL OR FAILURE TO VOTE FOR THE CANDIDATES FOR  PRESIDENT  AND
VICE PRESIDENT WHO RECEIVED THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF VOTES WITHIN THE STATE

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

Co-Sponsors

S6886B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10340
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §12-106, El L

S6886B - Summary

Requires electors to vote for the presidential and vice presidential candidate who received the highest number of votes in the state.

S6886B - Sponsor Memo

S6886B - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6886--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            December 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SKOUFIS, MYRIE -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules  --  recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Elections in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to requiring  electors  to
  vote for the presidential and vice presidential candidate who received
  the highest number of votes in the state; and providing for the repeal
  of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Section 12-106 of the election law is amended  to  read  as
follows:
  §  12-106.  Electoral  college;  vote of the electors.  1. Immediately
after the organization of the electoral college, the electors shall then
and there vote by ballot for president and vice president, but no  elec-
tor shall vote for more than one person who is a resident of this state.
They  shall  name in separate ballots the persons voted for as president
and vice president. They shall make and sign six certificates of all the
votes given by them,  each  of  which  certificates  shall  contain  two
distinct  lists, one with the votes for president and one with the votes
for vice president. There shall be annexed to each of  the  certificates
one  of the lists of electors which shall have been furnished to them by
the state board of elections. They shall seal  up  the  certificates  so
made and certify upon each that the lists of all the votes of this state
given for president and vice president are contained therein.
  2.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY OTHER SECTION OF LAW, EACH ELECTOR SHALL CAST
HIS OR HER BALLOT FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT  FOR  THE  CANDIDATES
FOR  THESE  OFFICES  WHO RECEIVED THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF VOTES WITHIN THE

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

Co-Sponsors

S6886C - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10340
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §12-106, El L

S6886C - Summary

Requires electors to vote for the presidential and vice presidential candidate who received the highest number of votes in the state.

S6886C - Sponsor Memo

S6886C - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6886--C

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            December 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SKOUFIS, MYRIE -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules  --  recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Elections in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the election law, in relation to requiring electors to
  vote for the presidential and vice presidential candidate who received
  the highest number of votes in the state; and providing for the repeal
  of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Section  12-106 of the election law is amended to read as
follows:
  § 12-106. Electoral college; vote of the  electors.    1.  Immediately
after the organization of the electoral college, the electors shall then
and  there vote by ballot for president and vice president, but no elec-
tor shall vote for more than one person who is a resident of this state.
They shall name in separate ballots the persons voted for  as  president
and vice president. They shall make and sign six certificates of all the
votes  given  by  them,  each  of  which  certificates shall contain two
distinct lists, one with the votes for president and one with the  votes
for  vice  president. There shall be annexed to each of the certificates
one of the lists of electors which shall have been furnished to them  by
the  state  board  of  elections. They shall seal up the certificates so
made and certify upon each that the lists of all the votes of this state
given for president and vice president are contained therein.
  2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER SECTION OF  LAW  BESIDES  TITLE  FOUR  OF
ARTICLE  TWELVE  OF  THIS  CHAPTER,  EACH  ELECTOR SHALL CAST HIS OR HER

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

Co-Sponsors

S6886D (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10340
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §12-106, El L

S6886D (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires electors to vote for the presidential and vice presidential candidate who received the highest number of votes in the state.

S6886D (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6886D (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6886--D

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            December 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SKOUFIS, MYRIE -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules  --  recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Elections in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
  amended  and  recommitted  to  said committee -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN  ACT  to amend the election law, in relation to requiring electors to
  vote for the presidential and vice presidential candidate who received
  the highest number of votes in the state; and providing for the repeal
  of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Section  12-106 of the election law is amended to read as
follows:
  § 12-106. Electoral college; vote of the  electors.    1.  Immediately
after the organization of the electoral college, the electors shall then
and  there vote by ballot for president and vice president, but no elec-
tor shall vote for more than one person who is a resident of this state.
They shall name in separate ballots the persons voted for  as  president
and vice president. They shall make and sign six certificates of all the
votes  given  by  them,  each  of  which  certificates shall contain two
distinct lists, one with the votes for president and one with the  votes
for  vice  president. There shall be annexed to each of the certificates
one of the lists of electors which shall have been furnished to them  by
the  state  board  of  elections. They shall seal up the certificates so
made and certify upon each that the lists of all the votes of this state
given for president and vice president are contained therein.

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

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