senate Bill S6903

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to amending the constitution to allow residents of the state of New York the right to form and maintain political parties

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee


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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 14, 2020 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 08, 2020 referred to judiciary
Dec 13, 2019 referred to rules

S6903 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2 §10, Constn

S6903 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to allowing residents of the state of New York the right to form and maintain political parties.

S6903 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6903 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6903

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            December 13, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FUNKE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing an amendment to article 2 of the constitution, in relation  to
  residents of the state of New York's rights to form and maintain poli-
  tical parties

  Section  1.  Resolved  (if the Assembly concur), That article 2 of the
constitution be amended by adding a new section 10 to read as follows:
  § 10. THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK SHALL HAVE A RIGHT TO FORM, MAINTAIN  AND
JOIN  A POLITICAL PARTY. THE TERM "POLITICAL PARTY" SHALL MEAN ANY POLI-
TICAL ORGANIZATION, WHICH AT ANY OF THE LAST THREE  PRECEDING  ELECTIONS
FOR GOVERNOR, POLLED AT LEAST FIFTY THOUSAND VOTES FOR ITS CANDIDATE FOR
GOVERNOR.  ANY  CANDIDATE  FOR ELECTION TO PUBLIC OFFICE MAY RECEIVE THE
NOMINATION OF ANY POLITICAL PARTY. A CANDIDATE FOR  ELECTION  TO  PUBLIC
OFFICE  NOMINATED  BY A POLITICAL PARTY MAY ALSO RECEIVE A NOMINATION OF
ANY OTHER POLITICAL PARTY. THE NAME  OF  A  CANDIDATE  FOR  ELECTION  TO
PUBLIC  OFFICE  SHALL  APPEAR  ON  THE BALLOT AS MANY TIMES AS THERE ARE
PARTIES OR INDEPENDENT BODIES NOMINATING HIM OR HER, AND THERE SHALL  BE
A  SEPARATE VOTING AND REGISTERING DEVICE AT EACH LOCATION IN WHICH SUCH
NAME SHALL APPEAR. A CANDIDATE FOR PUBLIC OFFICE NOMINATED BY MORE  THAN
ONE  POLITICAL  PARTY  SHALL  BE  DEEMED TO HAVE RECEIVED ALL VOTES CAST
UNDER SUCH CANDIDATE'S NAME UNDER ALL THE POLITICAL PARTIES OR INDEPEND-
ENT BODIES NOMINATING HIM OR HER.
  § 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the  foregoing  amendment
be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
next  succeeding  general  election  of members of the assembly, and, in
conformity with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution,  be
published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD89148-01-9

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