assembly Bill A4136

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the definition of the term name for purposes of designating or nominating a candidate for public office or party position

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Current Bill Status Via S1133 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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    • Passed Assembly
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 07, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
Jun 01, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.174
substituted for a4136
Jun 01, 2021 substituted by s1133
rules report cal.174
reported
May 25, 2021 reported referred to rules
Feb 01, 2021 referred to election law

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A4136 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1133
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1-104, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10873, S8465

A4136 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the definition of the term "name" for purposes of designating or nominating a candidate for public office or party position.

A4136 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4136
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. AUBRY -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Election Law
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to directing that the  use
   of a candidate's alternate, familiar or anglicized name is permissible
   on electoral nominating petitions and ballots

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 1-104 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
 new subdivision 39 to read as follows:
   39. THE TERM "NAME" FOR PURPOSES OF DESIGNATING OR NOMINATING A CANDI-
 DATE  FOR  PUBLIC  OFFICE  OR  PARTY POSITION SHALL MEAN AN INDIVIDUAL'S
 FORMAL NAME OR AN ALTERNATE, ANGLICIZED, OR FAMILIAR FORM OF A  NAME  OR
 NICKNAME,  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE CANDIDATE'S PROPER NAME AS IT APPEARS ON
 HIS OR HER VOTER REGISTRATION FORM, PROVIDED THAT SUCH  NAME  IS  DEMON-
 STRATED TO BE COMMONLY USED TO IDENTIFY THE CANDIDATE IN THE CANDIDATE'S
 COMMUNITY,  DOES  NOT  INCLUDE  A DESCRIPTIVE TERM, AND FURTHER PROVIDED
 THAT THE USE OF SUCH NAME IS NOT INTENDED TO MISLEAD OR  CONFUSE  POTEN-
 TIAL  SIGNATORIES,  AND  WOULD  NOT TEND TO CONFUSE OR MISLEAD POTENTIAL
 SIGNATORIES, AS TO THE CANDIDATE'S IDENTITY.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00754-01-1