senate Bill S8112

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to decreasing the number of signatures needed for designating petitions and independent nominations in counties with coronavirus 2019

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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Mar 23, 2020 referred to elections

S8112 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10160
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6-136 & 6-142, El L

S8112 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Decreases the number of signatures needed for designating petitions and independent nominations by one-third for political subdivisions, wholly or in part, within a county in which one or more residents have been confirmed to be diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) for year two thousand twenty.

S8112 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8112 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8112

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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 decreasing  the  number
  of  signatures  needed for designating petitions and independent nomi-
  nations in counties with coronavirus 2019

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

  Section  1.  Section  6-136 of the election law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
  6. FOR DESIGNATING PETITIONS FOR POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS, WHOLLY OR  IN
PART, WITHIN A COUNTY IN WHICH ONE OR MORE RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED
TO  BE  DIAGNOSED  WITH CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) AND NOTWITH-
STANDING SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION, FOR PETITIONS MADE IN THE YEAR
TWO THOUSAND TWENTY, THE SIGNATURE REQUIREMENT NUMBERS STATED  IN  PARA-
GRAPHS  (A)  THROUGH  (L)  OF  SUBDIVISION  TWO OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE
REDUCED BY ONE-THIRD, ROUNDED DOWN TO THE NEAREST WHOLE NUMBER.
  § 2. Section 6-142 of the election law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3.  FOR  INDEPENDENT NOMINATIONS FOR POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS, WHOLLY OR
IN PART, WITHIN A COUNTY IN  WHICH  ONE  OR  MORE  RESIDENTS  HAVE  BEEN
CONFIRMED  TO  BE DIAGNOSED WITH CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) AND
NOTWITHSTANDING SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION, FOR NOMINATIONS MADE IN
THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND TWENTY, THE SIGNATURE REQUIREMENT  NUMBERS  STATED
IN  PARAGRAPHS  (A) THROUGH (I) OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION SHALL
BE REDUCED BY ONE-THIRD, ROUNDED DOWN TO THE NEAREST WHOLE NUMBER.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15743-01-0

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