assembly Bill A4261

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to specification of objections to designating petitions, independent nominating petitions, certificates of nomination or ballot access documents

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 24, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1426
substituted for s4413
May 23, 2022 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.295
rules report cal.295
reported
May 18, 2022 reported referred to rules
Apr 25, 2022 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 05, 2022 referred to codes
Jun 09, 2021 reported referred to codes
Feb 01, 2021 referred to election law

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A4261 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4413
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6-154, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A8719, S7115
2017-2018: A7761, S630
2019-2020: A452, S6500

A4261 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to specification of objections to designating petitions, independent nominating petitions, certificates of nomination or ballot access documents; standardizes requirements for specification of objections by removing authority of local boards of election to make their own rules.

A4261 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4261
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. STECK -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. JACOBSON
   -- read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law
 
 AN ACT to amend the  election  law,  in  relation  to  specification  of
   objections to designating petitions, independent nominating petitions,
   certificates of nomination or ballot access documents

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 6-154 of the election law, subdivision 2 as amended
 by chapter 248 of the laws of 1981, is amended to read as follows:
   § 6-154. Nominations and designations; objections to. 1. Any  petition
 OR  CERTIFICATE filed with the officer or board charged with the duty of
 receiving it shall be presumptively valid if it is in  proper  form  and
 appears  to  bear the requisite number of signatures, authenticated in a
 manner prescribed by this chapter.
   2. Written objections to any certificate of designation or  nomination
 or to a nominating or designating petition or a petition for opportunity
 to ballot for public office or to a certificate of acceptance, a certif-
 icate of authorization, a certificate of declination or a certificate of
 substitution  relating  thereto  may be filed by any voter registered to
 vote for such public office and to a designating petition or a  petition
 for opportunity to ballot for party position or a certificate of substi-
 tution,  a  certificate  of  acceptance  or a certificate of declination
 relating thereto by any voter enrolled to vote for such party  position.
 Such  objections  shall be filed with the officer or board with whom the
 original petition or certificate is filed within three  days  after  the
 filing  of  the  petition  or certificate to which objection is made, or
 within three days after the last day to file such a certificate,  if  no
 such  certificate  is  filed  except  that if any person nominated by an
 independent nominating petition, is nominated as a party  candidate  for
 the same office by a party certificate filed, or a party nomination made
 after  the  filing of such petition, the written objection to such peti-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.