|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to elections|
|Dec 18, 2019||referred to rules|
senate Bill S6911
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6911 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Elections
- Law Section:
- Election Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §1-104, add §6-103, El L
S6911 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to party nominations by multiple political parties; provides that a candidate for election to public office nominated by a political party may also receive a nomination of any other political party and a candidate nominated by more than one political party shall be deemed to have received all votes cast in such candidate's name; provides that any provision of the Campaign Finance Reform Commission's final report deemed inconsistent with this act by a court shall also be deemed repealed by this act.
S6911 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6911 SPONSOR: FUNKE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to party nominations by multiple political parties PURPOSE: This bill would amend the election law to preserve New Yorkers' right to form, maintain and join political parties and provide for the establish- ment of a political party when its candidate for governor polls at least 50,000 votes at any of the last three elections for governor. It would further enumerate protections for fusion voting and the ability of New Yorkers to cast their ballot for a candidate and party of their choice. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would amend section 1-104 of the election law to specifically provide that the term "political party" shall mean any political organ-
S6911 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6911 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E December 18, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FUNKE -- 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 party nominations by multiple political parties THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 1-104 of the election law is amended to read as follows: 3. The term "party" OR "POLITICAL PARTY" means any political organiza- tion which at ANY OF the last THREE preceding [election] ELECTIONS for governor polled at least fifty thousand votes for its candidate for governor. § 2. The election law is amended by adding a new section 6-103 to read as follows: § 6-103. PARTY NOMINATIONS BY MULTIPLE POLITICAL PARTIES. 1. 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 POLI- TICAL PARTY. 2. 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 REGIS- TERING DEVICE AT EACH LOCATION IN WHICH SUCH NAME SHALL APPEAR. 3. A CANDIDATE FOR PUBLIC OFFICE NOMINATED BY MORE THAN ONE POLITICAL PARTY SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE RECEIVED ALL VOTES CAST UNDER SUCH CANDI- DATE'S NAME UNDER ALL THE POLITICAL PARTIES OR INDEPENDENT BODIES NOMI- NATING HIM OR HER. § 3. Any provision of the final report of the campaign finance reform commission, issued on December 1, 2019, and made pursuant to part XXX of chapter 59 of the laws of 2019, which is deemed by a court of competent jurisdiction as being inconsistent with any provision of this act, shall also be deemed by such court, as having such inconsistent provision of such report, be repealed by this act. § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
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