senate Bill S8352

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes voting by proxy at a judicial district convention due to novel coronavirus, COVID-19

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 19, 2020 referred to elections


S8352 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6-124, El L

S8352 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes voting by proxy at a judicial district convention due to novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

S8352 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8352 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 19, 2020

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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 voting by  proxy  at  a
  judicial  district  convention due to novel coronavirus, COVID-19; and
  providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof


  Section  1.  Section  6-124 of the election law, as amended by chapter
876 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows:
  § 6-124. Conventions; judicial.  1.  A  judicial  district  convention
shall  be constituted by the election at the preceding primary of deleg-
ates and alternate delegates, if any, from each assembly district or, if
an assembly district shall contain all or part of two or  more  counties
and if the rules of the party shall so provide, separately from the part
of  such assembly district contained within each such county. The number
of delegates and alternates, if any, shall be determined by party rules,
but the number of delegates shall be substantially  in  accordance  with
the  ratio,  which  the number of votes cast for the party candidate for
the office of governor, on the line or column of the party at  the  last
preceding election for such office, in any unit of representation, bears
to  the total vote cast at such election for such candidate on such line
or column in the  entire  state.  The  number  of  alternates  from  any
district shall not exceed the number of delegates therefrom.  The deleg-
ates  certified  to have been elected as such, in the manner provided in
this chapter, shall be conclusively entitled to their seats, rights  and
votes as delegates to such convention. When a duly elected delegate does
not attend the convention, his place shall be taken by one of the alter-
nates,  if any, to be substituted in his place, in the order of the vote
received by each such alternate as such vote appears upon the  certified
list  and  if  an  equal  number of votes were cast for two or more such
alternates; the order in which  such  alternates  shall  be  substituted
shall  be  determined by lot forthwith upon the convening of the conven-
tion. If there shall have been  no  contested  election  for  alternate,
substitution  shall  be in the order in which the name of such alternate

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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