senate Bill S6911

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to party nominations by multiple political parties

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to elections
Dec 18, 2019 referred to rules

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the Campaign Finance Reform Commission's final report deemed inconsistent with this act by a court shall also be deemed repealed by this act.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

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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